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Microsoft Alumnus Signs On At Olympic –

18 years ago

KIRKLAND, Wash./PORTLAND, Ore. – Olympic Venture Partners (OVP) in December tapped former Microsoft manager Bill Miller as the venture firm’s fourth general partner. Mr. Miller resigned from Microsoft in February 1998 with the intention of taking a year off, but Olympic partners persuaded him to accept the job sooner. Part of Olympic’s motivation for hiring […]

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Sprout Leads Phase Forward Second Round –

18 years ago

NEWTON, Mass. – Phase Forward Inc., a provider of Internet-based clinical trial data collection and management solutions, closed an $8 million second round of venture financing in early November. The lead investor was Sprout Group, which joined existing investors Atlas Venture and North Bridge Venture Partners. Sources declined to give details on the size of […]

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PNC Equity Takes Small, but Secure, Steps to Success –

18 years ago

PNC Equity Management Corp. not only seeks strong returns from its limited partnership investments but also is equally interested in using those relationships to help the firm make direct investments, says David Hillman, executive vice president of the Pittsburgh-based subsidiary of PNC Bank Corp. As the private equity investment arm of one of the nation’s […]

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Accel Strikes Gold in Hiring New Venture Partner –

18 years ago

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Bruce Golden initially joined Accel Partners as an entrepreneur-in-residence, and planned to focus only on his next business project. But he soon developed a passion for investing, and the firm took advantage of his operating and Internet experience by officially naming him a venture partner in mid-November. “It was more of […]

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Sandler Becomes A Behrman Partner –

18 years ago

NEW YORK – Behrman Capital rounded out its management ranks in November by adding Neil Sandler as a partner. The former investment banker came from BancBoston Robertson Stephens, where he spent two years working on health care. Mr. Sandler also will focus on health-care investments at Behrman, a later-stage venture and buyouts group, that has […]

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PSERS Hires Executive Director –

18 years ago

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Dale Everhart was expected to join the Public School Employes’ Retirement System of Pennsylvania (PSERS) as executive director in January, replacing James A. Perry who has headed the $42 billion pension for the past 14 years. Mr. Everhart has spent his career in private equity at the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Employes’ […]

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Sofinnova Schedules December Wrap –

18 years ago

PARIS – Sofinnova, S.A. was slated to reach a first and final close on Sofinnova Capital III in mid-December, with expectations of exceeding its FFr 600 ($106.6 million) target. The fund (VCJ, November 1998, page 26) will back early-stage information technology and life-sciences companies, predominantly in France. Limited partners include J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc., […]

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PSERS HiresExecutive Director –

18 years ago

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Dale Everhart was expected to join the Public School Employes’ Retirement System of Pennsylvania (PSERS) as executive director in January, replacing James A. Perry who has headed the $42 billion pension for the past 14 years. Mr. Everhart has spent his career in private equity at the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Employes’ […]

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