When last week, Kleiner Perkins filed a motion to compel private arbitration, it seemed the world might never find out what will happen with partner Ellen Pao’s lawsuit against the firm. But experts see a sizable hole in Kleiner’s argument.
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EdenIQ, a Visalia, Calif.-based sustainable fuel company, has received a $3.9 million grant from the California Energy Commission as part of California’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, which provides funding for the development of new, California-based biofuel production facilities. Edeniq’s venture backers include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Flint Hills Renewables, [...]
AutoTrader files for $300 million IPO, which could give Providence another exit.
Kleiner Perkins reputation was altered the moment that partner Ellen Pao’s lawsuit against the firm was discovered. And things may get a lot worse from here, say seasoned employment attorneys.
Facebook‘s earliest venture-capital backers will have reason to celebrate on Friday when the social network is set to debut on Nasdaq at as much as $100 billion, writes Reuters. Some of those early investors include Kevin Efrusy of Accel Partners, Chi-Hua Chien of Kleiner Perkins and Matt Cohler of Benchmark Partners. Reuters – Facebook’s earliest [...]
AutoTrader, which owns Kelly Blue Blook, plans to pay a $400 mln dividend to shareholders–a PE firm and VC among them.
Legal Genie hopes to tap the surging market for legal document providers and is looking for investors
In the last twelve months, Jawbone, a 12-year-old, San Francisco-based company best known for its elegant Bluetooth headsets, has raised an astonishing $159 million, including $40 million just weeks ago from J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Deutsche Telekom, and Russian investor Yuri Milner. While the company didn’t disclose the valuation of its latest round, the Wall [...]
Top Hub Posts this Week Focus on Dallas Shindig, a Slowdown in Distributions to U.C. from KP and Sequoia and VCs Cashing in on IPOs
Here are the 10 posts that garnered the most unique pageviews from peHUB’s regular readers from Nov. 14 to Nov. 18. A photo slideshow of our Dallas Shindig topped the list, followed by an analysis of how Kleiner’s and Sequoia’s distributions to the University of California have slowed down and a look at the VCs that made bank on IPOs this week.
ONE: Slideshow: Howdy, Dallas Shindigers! – by Lawrence Aragon
TWO: How UC’s Distributions from Kleiner and Sequoia Have Slowed Since 2003 (slideshow) – by Mark Boslet
THREE: VCs Could Cash in on Angie’s List and 4 Other IPOs this Week (slideshow) – by Lawrence Aragon
FOUR: Scorecard: American Buyout Shops In Europe – by David Toll
FIVE: Why Great Entrepreneurs Take Big Risks And Sometimes Get Fired – by Ben Smith
SIX: Slideshow: Permira Ramps Up U.S. Activity – by Bernard Vaughan
SEVEN: One to Watch: Manu Kumar of K9 Ventures – by Connie Loizos
EIGHT: Summify CEO: U.S. Immigration Issues Drove Us to Vancouver – by Connie Loizos
NINE: Top 10 U.S. Buyout and Mezz Fundraisings YTD (subscribers only) – by Angela Sormani
TEN: Slideshow: Top 10 Global Cleantech Funds Raised YTD (subscribers only) – by Angela Sormani
About 11 months after they made headlines for investing “like a billion dollars” in Groupon, 14 venture firms, mutual funds and other investors are looking pretty clever. As a group, the investors own 120.2 million Class A shares, which are valued at $3.14 billion at today’s closing price of $26.11 per share. That’s a return [...]