List of famous male venture capitalists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male venture capitalists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being venture capitalists. There are thousand of males working as venture capitalists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic venture capitalists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a venture capitalist then the people below should give you inspiration.
This list below has everything from Tom Dyal to Dana Mead.While this isn't a list of all male venture capitalists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male venture capitalists?" and "Who are the best male venture capitalists?"
Jim Breyer has been responsible for Accel Partner's investments in over twenty-five companies that have completed public offerings or successful mergers. Jim is currently on the Board of Directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (WMT), where he is the Lead / Presiding Independent Director, and Chairman of the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticutsee more on Jim Breyer
William Nelson "Bill" Joy is an American computer scientist. Joy co-founded Sun Microsystems in 1982 along with Vinod Khosla, Scott McNealy and Andreas von Bechtolsheim, and served as chief scientist at the company until 2003. He played an integral role in the early development of BSD UNIX while a graduate student at Berkeley, and he is the original author of the vi text editor. He also wrote the 2000 essay "Why the Future Doesn't Need Us", in which he expressed deep concerns over the development of modern technologies. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigansee more on Bill Joy
Marc Lowell Andreessen is an American entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer. He is best known as coauthor of Mosaic, the first widely used Web browser; as cofounder of Netscape Communications Corporation; and as cofounder and general partner of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He founded and later sold the software company Opsware to Hewlett-Packard. Andreessen is also a cofounder of Ning, a company that provides a platform for social networking websites. He sits on the board of directors of Facebook, eBay, and HP, among others. A frequent keynote speaker and guest at Silicon Valley conferences, Andreessen is one of only six inductees in the World Wide Web ...more on Wikipedia
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John Doerr is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. He’s optimistic, enthusiastic and energetic. John joined KPCB in 1980, and with KPCB’s partners backed many of America’s best entrepreneurial leaders, includingLarry Page, Sergey Brin, Eric Schmidt: Google [GOOG]Jeff Bezos: Amazon [AMZN]Scott Cook, Bill Campbell: Intuit [INTU]Andy Bechtolsheim, Scott McNealy, Bill Joy, Vinod Khosla: Sun [SUNW]And many othersJohn was founding CEO of Silicon Compilers, a CAD software company; and co-founder of the first broadband cable network, @Home. He came to Silicon Valley in 1974 and joined a small chipmaker, Intel, just as they invented the legendary 8080 microprocessor. (He feels lucky he ...more on Wikipedia
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