FTC Investigation Forced John Doerr Off The Amazon Board

Famed venture capitalist John Doerr stepped down as a Amazon board member last month due to an FTC investigation into the ties between Google and Amazon, according to the NYT.

John continues to serve as a board member for Google.

The NYT speculates that increased FTC investigations into Silicon Valley companies — which often share board member investors from their startup days — could lead to more awkward situations.

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