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Kleiner Perkins Hires Square's Product Director

Megan Quinn previously worked at Google before joining Square.



    Square's director of products is leaving the San Francisco startup to join Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

    Square's director of products has left the San Francisco startup to join venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

    Megan Quinn will join the Menlo Park firm as an investment partner. The company's 10th women partner.

    "Megan is a rising star in the consumer technology and start-up community and will be a huge asset to Kleiner Perkins as we begin to invest from our latest fund, KPCB 15," Ted Schlein, the partner at Kleiner who oversees digital investing, told The San Jose Mercury News.

    Quinn joins the company as it is dealing with a lawsuit by a female partner who alleged that the company discriminates against women.

    A spokesman for the firm told the newspaper that Quinn's hiring has nothing to do with the lawsuit.

    Before joining Square, Quinn worked in product management for Google.

    Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has a long track record of investing in some of Silicon Valley's most successful startups, including Genentech, Amazon, Zynga and Electronic Arts.

    The firm is also an investor in Quinn's previous employer, Square.