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Cloud storage startup Egnyte nets $16M to boost brand
Egnyte pushes hybrid cloud ahead with 5M file server syncing & 25 MB/sec uploads

Former Google ‘click-fraud czar’ joins security startup backed by Google Ventures, Google chairman

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Mountain View, California-based web security technology startup Shape Security has hired Shuman Ghosemajumder as vice president. Ghosemajumder is known in tech and other obscure circles as Google’s former “click-fraud czar”. He helped protect the online search and advertising juggernaut’s $20 billion in ad revenue from automated and human-assisted attacks. Ghosemajumder...
Former Google ‘click-fraud czar’ joins security startup backed by Google Ventures, Google chairman
Drawbridge comes out of stealth with targeted mobile ads

Kleiner Perkins Planning to Raise New Venture Fund

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Venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers plans to start fund raising for a new early stage fund, said people familiar with the plans. The Menlo Park, Calif., venture firm, which has backed tech companies such as Google Inc. and Zynga Inc., is preparing to raise its 15th early stage...
Kleiner Perkins Planning to Raise New Venture Fund

SimpliVity Raises $25 Million For "Data Center In A Box" Technology

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SimpliVity has raised $25 million in a Series B round for its “data center in a box,” technology.  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) led the round with existing investors Accel Partners and Charles River Ventures also participating. The funding brings SimpliVity’s total to $43 million. The company came out of stealth...
SimpliVity Raises $25 Million For "Data Center In A Box" Technology
Funding Daily: venture capital makes it rain with downpour of investment

Donuts and Cheezburger among WSJ's top 50 VC-backed startups

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Flickr photo via Marc Falardeau Investors are always chasing the “next big thing” in technology. And now The Wall Street Journal has created a list of its picks of those venture-backed companies poised for the big leagues. Will some crash and burn? Undoubtedly. But after considering nearly 6,000 companies, here...
Donuts and Cheezburger among WSJ's top 50 VC-backed startups
Kleiner- And Sequoia-Backed Drawbridge Takes Its Cross-Device Ad Targeting Out Of Beta

Designers: Kleiner Perkins Wants You

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Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers will Tuesday announce two new initiatives around design....
Designers: Kleiner Perkins Wants You
The DeanBeat: Why Nintendo should have bought Ouya and other might-have-beens

Inside the IPO pipeline: It's all B2B, all of the time

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It’s shaping up to be an average year for initial public offerings, with about 125 companies listing shares to date. But who are the up-and-comers in the technology industry that could break out in 2013 and beyond, and how many of them are there? That’s what a new study from...
Inside the IPO pipeline: It's all B2B, all of the time

This 24-Year-Old's Startup, Quirky, Just Nabbed Another $68 Million ... And Mary Meeker

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Quirky, the super-hot New York startup founded by 24-year-old Ben Kaufman, just raised another $68 million in Series C funding. That brings the total raised since it was founded in 2009 to $91.3 million. This round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, with significant participation from new investor Kleiner Perkins Caufield...
This 24-Year-Old's Startup, Quirky, Just Nabbed Another $68 Million ... And Mary Meeker

Judge Will Let Kleiner Perkins Ask Again for Arbitration in Gender Discrimination Case

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As promised, a judge today ruled against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in its efforts to compel its partner Ellen Pao to arbitrate her gender discrimination and retaliation suit. But the judge told Kleiner it could bring its motion back on more specific grounds, and set another...
Judge Will Let Kleiner Perkins Ask Again for Arbitration in Gender Discrimination Case
Funding Daily: Big numbers, basic needs

Transphorm, An Energy Efficiency Groundbreaker Backed By Google, Raises $35M From Japan Powerhouses

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Transphorm, a company that has developed a power conversion technology to drive energy efficiency, emerging from stealth early last year, has today announced a Series E raise of $35 million led by a particularly strategic pair of investors. The round is led by the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ)...
Transphorm, An Energy Efficiency Groundbreaker Backed By Google, Raises $35M From Japan Powerhouses

TextPlus raises $18M as daily usage grows 350% since April

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Beyond the magic of the latest photo sharing app and angry hippos social game, smartphones are first and foremost communication devices. Users rely on them for messaging and voice calling, and the war to deliver alternatives to standard carrier services is intensifying. TextPlus, one of the largest and fastest growing...
TextPlus raises $18M as daily usage grows 350% since April

Drawbridge aims to solve 'cross-device' ad targeting problems

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US startup decloaks from stealth mode armed with funding from Sequoia Capital and Kleiner PerkinsApple and Google may own their own mobile advertising networks – iAd and AdMob respectively – but there is still room for innovation in the mobile ads world from startups.The latest is Drawbridge, whose chief executive Kamakshi...
Drawbridge aims to solve 'cross-device' ad targeting problems

Kleiner Perkins Closes New Early-Stage Fund

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Venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers said it closed a new fund sized at $525 million, smaller than its prior $650 million fund that it raised in 2010....
Kleiner Perkins Closes New Early-Stage Fund

Kleiner Perkins Partners With Rock Health To Give Health Tech Startups A Boost

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Rock Health, the accelerator for startups specializing in health-related apps, has landed a big new partner: Famed Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Kleiner is joining Rock Health’s existing partners Mohr Davidow Ventures, Aberdare Ventures, and the Mayo Clinic in providing $100,000 of investment for...
Kleiner Perkins Partners With Rock Health To Give Health Tech Startups A Boost
Shape Security raises $20M for a project so secret, if it told you, it would have to kill you

SILICON VALLEY SEX SCANDAL: Meet The People Behind The Saga

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Today, everyone in Silicon Valley is once again going to be talking about Ellen Pao, the partner who dropped bombshell sexual discrimination allegations against her employer, famed venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Today is the deadline for Kleiner's lawyers to respond to Pao's lawsuit. This case is...
SILICON VALLEY SEX SCANDAL: Meet The People Behind The Saga

Behind Mark Pincus's Bid to Save Zynga

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Tears nearly welled up in Zynga Inc. chief executive Mark Pincus’s eyes at a meeting in September with Apple Inc. director Bill Campbell. Mr. Campbell, a technology veteran who has coached Silicon Valley CEOs such as Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt, had been called in by Zynga investor and venture-capital...
Behind Mark Pincus's Bid to Save Zynga

Social product design startup Quirky raises $68M

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Quirky, a New York-based startup that crowdsources the creation of products, announced on Thursday that it has raised $68 million in Series C funding. The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz and included new investor Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, as well as existing investors Norwest Venture Partners and RRE...
Social product design startup Quirky raises $68M

VBWeekly gets a visit from the undead, which is appropriate since we’re talking Facebook

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This week’s VBWeekly got a little goofy, while our anchor Jolie O’Dell was traveling to the East Coast. We hit on some serious stories, including more on the Facebook drama unfolding post IPO, and a sexual harassment lawsuit that hit venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. But that was...
VBWeekly gets a visit from the undead, which is appropriate since we’re talking Facebook

BookRenter raises $10M to challenge Chegg in textbook rentals

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Textbook rental site BookRenter just announced that it has raised $10 million in a second round of funding. Book rental sites promise to help students cut back on their textbook spending. Why spend hundreds of dollars on a book if you’re only going to need it for a few months?...
BookRenter raises $10M to challenge Chegg in textbook rentals
Data-Driven Comparison Shopping Platform FindTheBest Raises $11M From New World, Kleiner Perkins And Others
Crittercism gets funding to send real-time crash reports to app developers

Crossbar Raises $20M For Memory Storage And Possible Successor To Flash

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Crossbar has raised $20.5 million from undisclosed investors for its memory storage technology that could be a possible successor to flash. According to a Form D filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Crossbar has an intent to raise $21 million. Crossbar has previous investments from Correlation Ventures, with additional...
Crossbar Raises $20M For Memory Storage And Possible Successor To Flash

Kleiner Perkins Partner Ellen Pao Sues Firm for Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

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Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Ellen Pao has filed a lawsuit against her employer alleging multiple instances of sexual harassment and a continuing pattern of gender discrimination against her and other women at the firm. The case was filed on May 10 and surfaced by Colleen Taylor at TechCrunch...
Kleiner Perkins Partner Ellen Pao Sues Firm for Sexual Harassment and Discrimination
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