Venture capitalist John Doerr shows a flexible solar panel during a panel discussion at the 2006 TechNet Innovation Summit at the Stanford University
Venture capitalist John Doerr shows a flexible solar panel during a panel discussion at the 2006 TechNet Innovation Summit at the Stanford University Memorial Auditorium in Stanford, California, in this November 15, 2006 file photo. Doerr, best known for backing the likes of Google and Netscape in their infancy, dipped into his own pocket for the roughly $2.5 million that Miasole needed to make payroll, according to two people familiar with the situation. The highly unusual personal loan allowed Miasole to stay afloat long enough to be sold to a Chinese renewable energy company for $30 million. REUTERS/Dino Vournas/Files (DINO VOURNAS)