Commonwealth Club: Venture capitalist Tom Perkins

October 28, 2007 12:00:00 AM PDT
SPEAKER: Venture capitalist and author Tom Perkins.

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A noted figure in the business world, Tom Perkins' presence as a pioneering venture capitalist and entrepreneur has helped drive successful innovations in the high-tech and biotech industries. In 1972, he founded one of the first venture capital firms in the world with Eugene Kleiner.

Perkins' book "Valley Boy" provides an intriguing retrospective of his pioneering career and personal experiences including his marriage to romance novelist Danielle Steel, unexpected resignation from HP's board last year, and friendships with Valley movers and shakers.

This program was recorded live on October 28, 2007.