Rouz Jazayeri joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2013 and leads the business development team that is responsible for building long-lasting strategic partnerships between Fortune 500 companies and KPCB’s portfolio companies. Rouz is also part of the “HardTech” hardware investing team where he focuses on IOT, wearables, drones, autonomous vehicle technologies, and sports/fitness tech. Rouz was a board observer for and worked closely with MyFitnessPal (acquired by Under Armour) and LuxVue (acquired by Apple).
Rouz came to KPCB after nine years at Intel and held various positions in sales, research, marketing and engineering. Rouz managed Intel’s partnership with Apple where he was responsible for seeding new technology collaborations between the two companies. He led the engagement that achieved the breakthrough 12-hour battery life on MacBook Air and played a key role in expanding Intel’s footprint within the Apple product lines. He later oversaw Intel’s engagement with Motorola and Google that delivered Intel’s first Tier-1 smartphone microprocessor win. Rouz started his career as a microprocessor design engineer and worked as a research analyst and special projects advisor for former Intel CEOs Craig Barrett and Paul Otellini.
Rouz holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University, both earned with highest distinction. Originally from Colorado, Rouz and his family are big (Superbowl Champion) Denver Broncos fans. He also plays tennis competitively.