Meg Whitman Joins Kleiner Perkins to Try Hand at Advising Start-Ups

Former eBay CEO and California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman is joining the Silicon Valley venture capital giant Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Her part-time role will include acting as a strategic adviser to start-ups and evaluating investment opportunities, reports Fortune. Whitman’s hiring closely follows that of Mary Meeker, who left her job at Morgan Stanley to join Kleiner Perkins in November.


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