John Doerr to step down from's board
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 01:39:43 UTC
Topic: Tech Thoughts

Prominent venture capitalist John Doerr is stepping down from board of, according to a company filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Doerr, a general partner at Silicon Valley VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has been an Amazon director since June 1996. Doerr informed Amazon on March 12 that he would not stand for re-election to the board at the company's 2010 shareholder meeting. No reason was given for Doerr's decision.

Doerr is also on the board of search giant Google and fuel cell maker Bloom Energy, which has been making a lot of news lately. Doerr has been a general partner at Kleiner Perkins since 1980, and was an early investor in Amazon. He's backed other big tech names such as Intuit, Sun Microsystems and Netscape.

Here's more from Doerr's official bio.

Doerr is chairman of Amazon's Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. The company hasn't announced a date yet for its 2010 shareholder meeting. Last year, the shareholder meeting was in May

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