This week, two widely read pieces have been published about the trials and tribulations of Kleiner Perkins — and how it plans to regain its spot at the top of the venture capital universe. But neither addresses the biggest issue confronting the 41-year-old firm.
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Demand for H1-B visas is so strong that the annual cap of 65,000 was hit last week. VCs and tech executives want to see the quota boosted to 300,000, but some U.S. tech workers and academics say the tech talent shortage is exaggerated — and the H1-B program serves mainly as a source of cheap labor.
Zynga Inc has named John Doerr, a general partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, to its board, the online gaming company said Friday.
News that one of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ female partners sued the firm for gender discrimination has tarnished the image of the storied firm, according to a peHUB poll.
Poll: Has Partner Ellen Pao’s Suit Against Kleiner Perkins Changed Your Opinion of the Firm? – UPDATED
Kleiner Perkins appears to be worried that the gender discrimination suit filed against the firm is tarnishing its image. Should it be?
Kleiner Perkins Sued by Investment Partner Ellen Pao for Gender Discrimination and Retaliation – UPDATED
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer Investment Partner Ellen Pao filed suit against the firm earlier this month alleging instances of sexual harassment and gender discrimination affecting pay and career advancement.
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has raised $525 million for its 15th fund, meeting its fundraising target, Christina Lee, the firm’s communications partner, told peHUB.
If some venture capitalists have issues with the brazen style of the 34-month-old, Sand Hill Road firm Andreessen Horowitz, just wait. The firm’s six GPs have just committed to dedicate half of the income from their venture careers to charity.
Venture capitalist Kate Mitchell has scored a coveted invitation to President Obama’s signing of the JOBS Act, tentatively scheduled for this Thursday. Mitchell is co-founder of Scale Venture Partners and was chairman of the 17-member IPO Task Force that drafted the recommendations that went into the JOBS Act.