Doerr's Diversity Joke Falls Flat Months After Kleiner-Pao Trial

  • Tech-industry conferences have history of gaffes on the topic
  • Doerr later apologizes, calling it `an unfortunate joke'

John Doerr, an accomplished venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has spent a lot of time in the past year defending the firm’s meritocracy, after navigating a grueling gender-discrimination trial. While the experience may have taught him how to win in court, he still has a few things to learn when it comes to talking about diversity in public.

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