TechNet (lobbying organization)

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TechNet is a United States political lobbying organization which represents public policy interests for technology issues. TechNet operates through a network of CEOs and Senior Executives to promote the growth of technology and the innovation economy. At last count, TechNet represents two million employees and $800 billion in revenues.[1]

Members include Dell, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, Morgan Stanley, Intel, EMC, NASDAQ, Western Digital, Yahoo, Apple and many other venture capitalists, investment institutions, and large companies with a vested interest in US Congressional legislation.[2]


John Doerr, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, united a group of tech industry CEOs to found TechNet in 1997. As a venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in Menlo Park, California, Doerr had cultured the early success of many prosperous technology companies including Netscape,, Intuit, and Google.[3] In November 2016, Joanie Deutsch was appointed as executive director for Washington State and the Northwest. [4]

Office Locations[edit]

  • Washington, DC
  • Silicon Valley
  • Sacramento
  • Boston
  • Austin
  • Seattle


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