The Pitch Johnson papers consist primarily of his work as a venture capitalist at Asset Management Company, a firm he founded.
Also included is material relating to education and his work as a community member.
Franklin Pitcher Johnson, Jr., known colloquially as “Pitch” Johnson, is an American venture capitalist known for his investments
in Silicon Valley biotechnology and computer companies. The son of an Olympic track and field athlete, Johnson attended Stanford
University on a track and field scholarship, graduating in 1950 before earning his MBA from Harvard in 1952. After serving
in the Air Force and working as a foreman for the Inland Steel Company in Indiana, Johnson returned to Palo Alto to work in
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