Santa Clara University

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

CIE Blog

Back to Blog

CIE Speaker Series Welcomes John Denniston

Santa Clara University Logo


CIE Speaker Series


John Denniston 

John Denniston 

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship invites you to attend our upcoming Spring CIE Speaker Series featuring John Denniston on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. 
Event Information:
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
6:30-7:00 pm Check In/Registration & Complimentary Desserts
7:00-8:30 pm  Program
Recital Hall

Registernow  Register Now for your Free Tickets!

Parking available in the University Parking Structure left of Palm Drive and in the newly-opened North Campus Parking Structure on the corner of Benton and Alviso Streets (permits required on campus until 8 pm-free 2-hour visitor parking permits are available at the Main Gate Security Kiosk).


John Denniston is President of the Board of Directors of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Mateo County.  He is a former partner at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, where he ran the KPCB Green Growth Fund, which invests in and supports growth-stage greentech sustainability companies.  

Prior to 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 theinvestment committees 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 firms' venture capital practice group and co-head of its informatoin technology practice group.  He also served on the investment committee for the firm's venture capital fund.

John is actively involved in public policy issues, having testified before Congressional committees on numerous occasions.  He serves on the board of advisors of the National Renewable Energy Labs and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.  John holds a BA in Economics and a JD from the University of Michigan.  

In compliance with the ADA/504 please direct your accommodation requests to: Linda Jenkins via email at at least 7 days prior to the event.

 "The presence of a guest speaker on the campus of SCU does not necessarily imply approval or endorsement by the University of the views expressed by the guest speaker or by anyone else present at the event"

Tags: CIE Speaker Series, Greentech, John Denniston, St. Vincent de Paul Society, sustainability, VC