Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers
Address: 2750 Sand Hill Road
Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers is Silicon Valley's preeminent venture capital firm that has backed some of the world's best known companies including America Online, Google, Sun Microsystems, Amazon.com, Genentech and Compaq.
Founded in 1972, KPCB has helped build over 350 companies. Getting financing from this firm is a stamp of approval for startups.
Has offices in Silicon Valley, Shanghai and Beijing.
KPCB currently has 36 partners. Notables include John Doerr, Al Gore, Mary Meeker, Ray Lane and Bill Joy.
In March 2010, the firm launched iFund with $200 million for products built on Apple's iPod, iPhone and iPad platform.
The firm launched a $250 million sFund in October 2010 for social web startups.
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