Frank J. Caufield (1939 – November, 2019)
HealthCap senior advisor Frank J. Caufield has passed away at the age of 80. Frank was an advisor to HealthCap from the inception of the firm in 1996. He contributed generously to the build-up of our young and aspiring endeavor by giving advice on the art of venture capital investing. As HealthCap evolved, Frank continued over the years to inspire and counsel us on the many facets of our business. He leaves a big void.
Frank J. Caufield (1939 – November, 2019) was a co-founder and partner of the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, based in Menlo Park, California. He was a past president of both the Western Association of Venture Capitalists and the National Venture Capital Association. Caufield served on the boards of Quantum Corporation, Caremark Inc., AOL Inc., Megabios, VeriFone Inc., Wyse Technology, Quickturn Corporation and Time Warner. He was a director of The U.S. Russia Investment Fund, Refugees International, was a board member of the Council on Foreign Relations and served as chairman of the Child Abuse Prevention Society of San Francisco.
Caufield graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1962 and completed an MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1968.