Venture capitalist John Doerr and environmental advocate Ann Doerr today announced their support of Hillary Clinton for President. In announcing their support, the Doerrs said they have chosen to endorse Clinton because of her experience and vision for the future.
"We face many complex policy challenges in this country and abroad. From healthcare to national security, Hillary 'gets it'. We have enormous respect for Hillary's forward-looking agenda in energy, innovation, healthcare and the economy. She has the experience, judgment and leadership to strengthen America's standing in the world. One of the greatest challenges facing Americans and the world is sound energy policy, particularly addressing global warming. Hillary will assemble a world-class team to tackle these incredibly important issues, and we are pleased to support her."
Ann and John care deeply about:
- Green technology innovation and policies to help solve global warming;
- Public education; and
- Global solutions to poverty and health, including micro-lending, smart aid programs for Africa, and breakthroughs to fight AIDs, malaria, pandemic flu and other infectious disease.
John Doerr is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm. John and his KPCB partners have backed entrepreneurs in over 475 ventures. These ventures have generated more than 275,000 jobs and over $90 billion in annual revenue. John is a technologist and inventor, holding patents for computer memory devices. He has a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Rice University and an MBA from Harvard.
Ann Doerr is a Member of the Board of Trustees for Environmental Defense. She earned a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Rice University.