Tom Perkins, co-founder of Kleiner-Perkins, has died. He was 84.
Since the early 1970s, he’d been responsible for much of the creation and growth of venture-capital in the San Francisco bay area. He essentially created Sand Hill Road and its VC industry.
Without seeking to minimize the work of Sherman Fairchild, Fred Terman, Bill Hewlett, nor Dave Packard, Silicon Valley wouldn’t be what it is without him. In IT Blogwatch, may he rest in peace.