John Denniston

John Denniston

Chairman, Shared-X

John is Chairman of Shared-X, an innovative agriculture company aiming to close the yield gap in emerging markets. He is a former Senior Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, which he joined in 2001. John was a member of the partner team that conceptualized and launched the firm's greentech investment initiative. Since then, the KPCB greentech team, including John, has invested in more than 50 companies across a wide variety of sectors. John also works with several stealth greentech companies, and collaborates with partners in connection with other portfolio companies. Before joining KPCB, John was a managing director and head of technology investment banking for the Western United States at Salomon Smith Barney. He also served on the investment committee for Salomon’ s venture capital direct investment fund and CitiGroup’ s venture capital fund-of-funds. Earlier in his career, John was a partner at the law firm Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, where he was head of the firm's venture capital practice group and co-head of its information technology practice group. He also served on the investment committee for the firm’ s venture capital fund. John has a BA in Economics and a JD from the University of Michigan.

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