Lots of unannounced VC personnel changes to report. Here’s the round-up:
* Robert McIntyre has left CMEA Ventures, where he had been a tech-focused partner for the past three years. McIntyre just sent around an email saying only that the move was “effective immediately,” and that he plans to “pursue other opportunities.”
* Jeff Tollefson has left Crescendo Ventures, where he was a general partner (still on the website, though). Crescendo poobah David Spreng says that the move had been “planned for many years,” as Tollefson hadn’t made a new investment since 1998. Spreng adds that Crescendo will, indeed, raise another fund, “when the time is right.”
* Marc Friend has joined Partech International as a venture partner. His last fulltime VC job was with Summit Accelerator Fund, although he also had a short stint as a co-founding partner of Maven Venture Partners.
Speaking of Maven, the firm seems to have gone kaput. It’s longer in the office listed on its website, and its voicemail now directs over to a personal VM of firm co-founder Jennifer Gill Roberts (who sppears to be advising early-stage startups). Maven had been trying to raise $150 million for its debut fund. No reply to requests for comment left with Gill Roberts, her father/partner Jack Gill or firm CFO Laura Gwodsen.
Update: Gill Roberts writes in to say that the firm raised a “modest fund, made a couple of seed investments and will make a couple of more substantial investments in Q1. She adds that the firm has opened an office in Houston (which is where Jack Gill and the firm’s LPs are), and will announce a permanent Silicon Valley office in February.
* Finally, one East Coast move: Nick Sanai has joined Lehman Brothers Venture Capital, as a vice president in the firm’s new Boston office. He previously was a senior associate with Polaris Venture Partners, and also interim vice president with Polaris portfolio company GreenFuels.