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Brook Byers
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Brook Byers has been a venture capital investor since 1972. He has been closely involved with more than forty new technology based ventures, over half of which have already become public companies. He formed the first Life Sciences practice group in the venture capital profession in 1984 and led KPCB to become a premier venture capital firm in the medical, healthcare, and biotechnology sectors. KPCB has invested in and helped build over 90 Life Sciences companies which are developing hundreds of products to treat major underserved medical needs representing huge markets in the nearly two trillion dollar healthcare sector.

Brook was the founding President and then Chairman of four biotechnology companies which were incubated in KPCB's offices and went on to become public companies with an aggregate market value over $8 Billion. He is currently on the Board of Directors of eight companies, most recently joining CardioDX, Genomic Health Incorporated, Five Prime Therapeutics, Nanofluidics and XDx, Inc.. He was formerly a Director of Idec Pharmaceuticals (Chairman), Athena Neurosciences (Chairman), Signal Pharmaceuticals, Arris Pharmaceuticals, Pharmacopeia, Ligand Pharmaceuticals (Chairman), Hybritech (Chairman), Genprobe, Nanogen, and others.  These companies have pioneered the medical uses of molecular biology, monoclonal antibodies, molecular diagnostics and genomics.

Brook was President and a Director of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists and is a contributing author to the book "Guide to Venture Capital". He is currently a Board member of the University of California at San Francisco Medical Foundation, the California Healthcare Institute, the New Schools Foundation, Stanford's Bio-X Advisory Council, the Stanford Eye Council and TechNet. He is Co-Chair of the current five year, $1.4 billion, UCSF Capital Campaign.  He was formerly a Director of the Entrepreneurs Foundation, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco , the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council, That Man May See (UCSF) Vision Research Foundation (Chairman) and the Georgia Tech Advisory Board. Raised in Atlanta , Georgia , Brook graduated in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and received an MBA from Stanford.

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Last Updated: Tue, Apr 18, 2006


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Podcast The Role of Entrepreneurship in Solving World Problems Tom Byers · Kavita Ramdas · Paul Yock · John Hennessy · Brook Byers · Jeff Koseff · Chip Blacker · KR Sridhar eWeek Panel Discussion 01:22:44 02/2007
Video VC Industry: An Ecosystem Brook Byers KPCB 01:46 04/2005
Video Evolution of Start-up Companies Brook Byers KPCB 01:20 04/2005
Video Size of VC Firms Brook Byers KPCB 01:30 04/2005
Video Magic Mondays Brook Byers KPCB 01:11 04/2005
Video Decision-Making at Kleiner Perkins Brook Byers KPCB 02:32 04/2005
Video Knowing Your Customers Brook Byers KPCB 00:56 04/2005
Video Getting Funding Brook Byers KPCB 02:06 04/2005
Video Multiple Investors Brook Byers KPCB 02:31 04/2005
Video Looking for Investors Brook Byers KPCB 03:15 04/2005
Video The Ideal Team Brook Byers KPCB 03:56 04/2005
Video Developing Close Working Relationships Brook Byers KPCB 03:33 04/2005
Video Passion for Work Brook Byers KPCB 01:33 04/2005
Video Importance of Stem Cell Brook Byers KPCB 03:00 04/2005
Video Career Advice Brook Byers KPCB 03:49 04/2005