Eugene Kleiner

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Eugene KleinerName: Eugene Kleiner

Born: May 12, 1923

Death: November 20, 2003 (Age: 80)

Computer-related contributions

  • Helped start Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957.
  • Original founders of Kleiner Perkins, the Silicon Valley venture capital firm which later became Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The company was an early investor in biotech companies, and more than 300 information technology firms. Its investments include Google,, AOL, Electronic Arts, Flextronics, Genentech, Intuit, Lotus Development, LSI Logic, Macromedia, Netscape, Quantum, Segway, and Sun Microsystems.


"The time to take the tarts is when they're being passed."

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