Keith Rabois Joins Khosla Ventures’ Bench of “Venture Assistants”

Keith Rabois, a serial operating executive who most recently resigned as the chief operating officer of the payments company Square, has joined the venture firm Khosla Ventures as a partner. Before joining Square, Rabois spent numerous years at LinkedIn, first as a vice president, then as an executive VP of strategy and business development. Earlier in his career, Rabois, who has a law degree, was also an executive VP focused on public policy at PayPal. He also spent a year as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Clarium Capital, the hedge fund run by PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel.

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This morning First Read brings you the latest on private equity manager bonuses, Spark Capital’s oversubscribed fund close and whether Facebook could possibly acquire LinkedIn?

The World, And Facebook, According To Reid Hoffman

Facebook stock is likely an attractive long-term buy, Y Combinator might be seeing stress signs from its expansion, and Greylock Partner’s Discovery Fund is now three-quarters through its $20 million in capital. So says Reid Hoffman.

A Perfect Fit for True&Co?

True&Co, an online intimates retailer has secured $2 million in first round funding from top investors, including First Round Capital, SoftTech VC, Aileen Lee, Softbank Capital and former LinkedIn executive Ellen Levy. The company has also just unveiled a service to fit women into the perfect bra online with no measuring tape. PRESS RELEASE Two […]

LinkedIn Co-founder Joins Earlybird

German venture investor Earlybird Venture Capital has appinted LinkedIn co-founder Konstantin Guericke as a venture partner. He will help grow the firm’s portfolio companies as they expand from Europe into the US market, in addition to identifying and evaluating attractive areas of opportunity for investment. PRESS RELEASE Earlybird Venture Capital today announced that it has […]

Peter Thiel… Professor?

He once trashed the concept of college. But, now, Peter Thiel is heading to Stanford to teach a course. Should students buckle down on homework, or hope to be plucked from their university early, like star athletes?

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