Is Kleiner Turning away from Cleantech? Speculation Abounds

I normally don’t blog about other blogs, but today I break the rule to weigh in on speculation that Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is turning away from cleantech. This shift in focus is suggested in a Fortune piece claiming that the storied VC firm is refocusing on its so-called sweet spot: the Internet. The […]


Why Skeptics of Kleiner Perkins are Eating Crow (or Will Be Soon)

On Tuesday, the Japanese mobile company DeNa announced plans to buy Ngmoco, a San Francisco-based startup that develops games for the iPhone. DeNa is paying $400 million, including an earnout of $100 million, according to the blog Mobile Entertainment. The sale is a huge boon for the investors of Ngmoco, which was founded little more […]

Ngmoco Buys Stumptown

Ngmoco, a developer of “socially empowering games” for the iPhone, has acquired Stumptown, a Portland, Ore.-based maker of games like pet simulation Touch Pets Dogs. No financial terms were disclosed. Ngmoco has raised over $40 million from Institutional Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Norwest Venture Partners and Maples Investments.


iPhone Game Publisher Raises $10 Million

Ngmoco, a San Francisco-based publisher of iPhone and iPod touch games, has raised $10 million in Series B funding. Norwest Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by return backers Maples Investments and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Ngmoco had previously raised $5.6 million.

Ngmoco Raises $5.6 Million

Ngmoco, a San Francisco-based publisher of games for the iPhone, has raised approximately $5.6 million in Series A funding, according to a regulatory filing. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the round, with Maples Investments also participating.   The deal was announced a few weeks back, but with an undisclosed dollar amount. ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE ngmoco, a new […]

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