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Education  B.S. Biochemistry
Name  Mike Abbott

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Alma mater  California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Employer  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Awards  TechFellow Award - Engineering Leadership 2009

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Mike Abbott is general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He was vice president of engineering at Twitter.


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Early life and education

Raised in Saratoga, California, Abbott earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry in 1994 from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and has completed coursework towards a PhD from the University of Washington.


Abbott began his career in 1994 as a research associate at SRI International. After spending a year and a half working towards his PhD at the University of Washington, Abbott returned to the workforce as a research scientist with GeneTrace Systems. He then served as an architect/director at USWeb and VP of Engineering and Chief Technical Officer at Electron Economy. In 2001, Abbott started Composite Software (acquired by Cisco), a data visualization company, from his home office. He would then go on the co-found Passenger before serving as General Manager of Microsoft's .NET services and later leading the webOS software development team at Palm.

In May 2010, Abbott joined Twitter as Vice President of Engineering. At Twitter, Abbott is credited with rebuilding and solidifying Twitter’s infrastructure, growing the engineering team from 80 to more than 350 engineers in less than a year and a half, and scaling Twitter’s architecture to support hundreds of millions of daily tweets.

After a short stint at Benchmark Capital, Abbott joined Kleiner Perkins as a partner on its digital team in December 2011.


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