William Gordon

General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC

William Gordon

William Gordon

General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Katango, Inc.
Electronic Arts, Inc.
ngmoco, LLC

RelSci Relationships

8501

Number of Boards

24

Birthday

1950

Age

69

Number of Awards

4

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Chairman & Founder at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC

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Investor at Dollar Shave Club, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Airtime Media, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Zynga, Inc.

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Director & Chief Executive Officer at Zynga, Inc.

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Former Vice President at Office of the Vice President Under Bill Clinton

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Founder at One Kings Lane, Inc.

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Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Zazzle, Inc.

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Founder at The Parker Foundation

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Co-Founder at Airtime Media, Inc.

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William Gordon
General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC
Education
BA Drama, Literature
Class of 1972

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

MBA

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its innovative programs, which include: Two-year MBA Program, designed to educate business leaders One-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives PhD Program for future academics Executive Education programs for experienced managers Faculty research program Academic programs, including the two-year MBA, the 12-month Sloan Master's Program, and the PhD program, create a transformational student experience that reflects the tagline: Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. Today the state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex enables Stanford's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum, offering flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning. It engages faculty and students across Stanford University, as well as alumni, global executives, and the broader world community.

Career History
General Partner
2008 - Current

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) focuses on investments in the life sciences, biodefense, green technology, information technology and companies with new technologies related to the iPhone and iPod touchpad platform.The firm's information technology investments focus on the consumer, enterprise, semiconductors, security and communications industries. They invest primarily in early-stage ventures that are incubating new companies with proven entrepreneurs and good ideas.KPCB's life sciences investments include medical devices, drugs, vaccines, personalized medicine, diagnostics and healthcare information technology and services. Their pandemic and biodefense investment initiative focuses on investments in companies with innovations in disease surveillance, rapid diagnostics, new vaccine technology, portable and less expensive manufacturing of vaccines and new antiviral drugs.The firm's iFund invests in market-changing ideas and products that extend the iPhone and iPod touch platform. The Fund invests across all sizes and stages. KPCB targets investments in companies that are developing applications, services and components. Their specific areas of interest include: location-based services, social networking, eCommerce (including advertising and payments), communication and entertainment.

Founder
Tenure Unconfirmed

Katango, Inc. provides social networking services. The company was founded by Yoav Shoham, Michael Munie and Thuc Vu in 2010 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Co-Founder
1982 - 2008

Electronic Arts, Inc. engages in the provision of digital interactive entertainment. It develops and delivers games, content, and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices, and personal computers. It operates through the North America and International geographical segments. The company was founded by William M. Hawkins III and William Gordon in 1982 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

OUYA, Inc. develops video games. The firm publishes a console game by bringing the mobile app model to the television. The firm's games are sold to retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy and GameStop. The company was founded Julie Uhrman and Yves albert Béharin January 2012 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA.

Director
Current

Tradesy, Inc. owns and operates an online marketplace for buying and selling designer fashion. The firm's website connects sellers to like-minded buyers, provides packaging materials, recommends pricing and handles returns in the areas of clothing, bags, shoes and accessories. The company was founded by Tracy Rose DiNunzio, John Loy Hall and Sash Catanzarite in 2009 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA.

Director
Current

Katmango, Inc. develops web infrastructure that helps the way internet businesses exchange data with their online partners. The company was founded by Mark Christopher Hohmann and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Trustee
Current

THE SCHOOL PROVIDES COLLEGE PREPARATORY SECONDARY EDUCATION IN GRADES 9 THROUGH 12.

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KLEINER PERKINS CAUFIELD & BYERS XV, LLC raised money in a private placement transaction

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Awards & Honors
Rank #60
2014
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
Rank #80
2013
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
Rank #26
2012
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
Events
Speaker
Half Moon Bay, CA, United States
Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit (California)

The Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit is a two day conference Bloomberg Link is building in partnership with Bloomberg West and Bloomberg News. The summit convenes the most influential investors and entrepreneurs in technology, science and data to examine the future of technology, business and how innovation is changing the human experience. The program will look at the hunt for the ‘Next Big Thing,’ the future of money, mobile, design and the technologies that are reshaping industries.

Attendee
2013 Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference

The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual conference hosted and wholly independently funded by private investment firm Allen & Company. The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983. The conference typically features business leaders, political figures, and major figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres.

Attendee
Sun Valley, ID, United States
2012 Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference

The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual conference hosted and wholly independently funded by private investment firm Allen & Company. The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983. The conference typically features business leaders, political figures, and major figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres.

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