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Kleiner Perkins names the 12 college student participants of its inaugural Design Fellows program

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Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers announced today the 12 college students who have been admitted into its Design Fellows program. This is the first batch for this program and each individual has been paired with one of the firm’s portfolio companies where they’ll gain experience and relationships...
Kleiner Perkins names the 12 college student participants of its inaugural Design Fellows program
Chinese companies continue to buy up cheap U.S. clean tech assets
Round 3 in the Honeywell vs. Nest fisticuffs
Remember: DOE rejected most of the electric car startups that wanted loans
Turntable.fm Founder's New DJZ Dance Music Site And DJZtxt App Will Make Your Eyes And Ears Bleed

Exclusive: Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Officially Joins Jawbone Board

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As I had reported last fall she might, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has officially joined the board of Jawbone, the high-profile wireless gadget maker whose nifty products include Jawbone wireless headsets, Jambox speakers and the Up personal fitness wristbands, according to sources at the Silicon Valley Internet giant. Mayer...
Exclusive: Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Officially Joins Jawbone Board

Kleiner Perkins closes $525M early stage fund

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New fund will focus on investing in digital consumer and enterprise, green tech, and life sciences startups. [Read more]...
Kleiner Perkins closes $525M early stage fund

Here's A Way For College Kids To Get A Design Gig At Twitter Or One Kings Lane

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Kleiner Perkins, the venture-capital firm that famously backed Amazon and Google in the '90s, wants to put some flare in its current portfolio. It's looking to hire design students for internships at companies like Twitter, One Kings Lane, Square, Nest, or Flipboard through its new KPCB Design Fellows program. The...
Here's A Way For College Kids To Get A Design Gig At Twitter Or One Kings Lane

iOS reading platform Readmill partners with digital marketplace Gumroad

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Readmill, a Berlin-based startup that offers e-reading apps for iOS, has partnered with digital marketplace Gumroad to let authors sell ebooks directly through the site. The company also announced partnerships with Faber Factory and Firsty Group, which provide services for independent publishers. Gumroad was founded by former Pinterest designer Sahil...
iOS reading platform Readmill partners with digital marketplace Gumroad

Why A Site You've Never Heard Of, SoundCloud, Has 180 Million Users

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Song-sharing site Soundcloud announced at Le Web Paris that it now has 180 million users a month. Soundcloud co-founder Alex Ljung said on stage at Le Web that users upload more than 10 hours of music every minute. That's probably because Soundcloud serves as a great platform for independent artists...
Why A Site You've Never Heard Of, SoundCloud, Has 180 Million Users

Ouya: This video game console could change everything

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Flush with $15 million from Nvidia and Kleiner Perkins, the $99 Kickstarter success story keeps making waves -- and it's not even out yet. Julie Uhrman talks to Fortune about fast-tracking Ouya, those harsh early reviews, and a rumored mobile device. Still, when early units began shipping to some Kickstarter...
Ouya: This video game console could change everything

Flipboard CEO Steps To Defend Ellen Pao — And Kleiner Perkins

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Ellen Pao's gender-discrimination lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins has left a lot of entrepreneurs in a tough spot—but none as tough as Mike McCue, the CEO of Flipboard. Now he's spoken up with praise for her—and for Kleiner Perkins. @owenthomas Ellen has been and continues to be fantastic to work with...
Flipboard CEO Steps To Defend Ellen Pao — And Kleiner Perkins

Live: Kleiner Perkins’ Doubles Down The iFund To $200 Million For the iPad

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Live: Kleiner Perkins’ Doubles Down The iFund To $200 Million For the iPad

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

Execs Abandon Airtime as Sean Parker Resorts to Meaningless Buzzwords

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(Photo: flickr.com/christmas-on-mars) Tech’s golden party boy, who was once portrayed by a mugging Justin Timberlake in a dialogue-heavy Aaron Sorkin flick, has hit a wall with his new startup, Airtime. Sean Parker, (in)famous for cofounding Napster, serving as the first president of Facebook and as a Spotify board member, opened...
Execs Abandon Airtime as Sean Parker Resorts to Meaningless Buzzwords

Shortlist Announced For The Europas Awards For European Tech Startups

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Well, the startups have entered, the judges have judged and the shortlist has been drawn up. The Europas – Europe’s annual awards for tech startups – now has the the shortlist of nominees for this year’s awards available here. Over 1,000 nominated companies have gone through a rigorous judging process...
Shortlist Announced For The Europas Awards For European Tech Startups

CHART OF THE DAY: Photo Uploads Are Exploding, Thanks Largely To Snapchat (FB, YHOO)

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We are currently uploading 500 million photos a day, says Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker in her latest presentation on the state of the Internet. She predicts that increases as the year goes along. By the end of the year, daily photo sharing could be double what it was in...
CHART OF THE DAY: Photo Uploads Are Exploding, Thanks Largely To Snapchat (FB, YHOO)
People Actually Use QR Codes (In China)

Not So Fast: Kleiner Perkins Says It Did NOT Fire Ellen Pao; Looking To "Facilitate Her Transition" Out

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More drama in the Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers / Ellen Pao discrimination case. Just hours ago, it was revealed that Ellen Pao had said that she was fired from the VC firm where she was a partner — something she made public in a statement on Quora. Now, KPCB...
Not So Fast: Kleiner Perkins Says It Did NOT Fire Ellen Pao; Looking To "Facilitate Her Transition" Out

Kleiner Perkins Debuts First Engineering Fellows Class

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Last year, venture firm Kleiner Perkins debuted its plans for a summer internship program to place top engineering talent from colleges at the firm’s portfolio companies. The benefit is two-fold: students get to work at the startup level, are mentored (and have the prestige of Kleiner Perkins on their resume)...
Kleiner Perkins Debuts First Engineering Fellows Class

Kleiner’s Doerr: ‘False Allegations’ In Sex-Discrimination Lawsuit

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John Doerr, the face of Kleiner Perkins, responded to a sex-discrimination suit against his firm, calling the allegations "false" and defending the firm's reputation and record on diversity....
Kleiner’s Doerr: ‘False Allegations’ In Sex-Discrimination Lawsuit

Silicon Valley's Strangest Sex Scandal Gets More Dramatic Yet

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Ellen Pao, the Kleiner Perkins investment partner who is suing the firm for sexual harrassment says she has been fired from the firm. She tells Quora: "I have been terminated from my job at KPCB. On Monday afternoon, senior management told me to clean out my office, leave, and not...
Silicon Valley's Strangest Sex Scandal Gets More Dramatic Yet

Codecademy takes on $10M from Index, Union Square, and Kleiner to expand internationally

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Codecademy, the company that is working to create a set of digital learning tools to teach anyone to code who wants to do so, has taken on a new round of funding, this one clocking in $10 million. The round was led by Index Ventures, and participated in by Kleiner...
Codecademy takes on $10M from Index, Union Square, and Kleiner to expand internationally

Series Seed, an Open Source Set of Investment Documents, Moves to GitHub

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If you’re involved in building software, there’s a pretty good chance you use GitHub, the social repository for software code known for the surprise round of funding it took from Andreessen Horowitz last year. Here’s something new going up on GitHub: Starting today, the latest version of documents from Series...
Series Seed, an Open Source Set of Investment Documents, Moves to GitHub
Exclusive: CloudFoundry’s founder debuts Apcera with $2.2M in funding

The 12 Most Important Slides About Mobile From Mary Meeker's Presentation

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This note appeared first on Business Insider Intelligence, a new research and analysis service focused on mobile computing and the Internet. Sign up for a free trial here. Mary Meeker, a former Morgan Stanley analyst now at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, is known for her periodic "state of the...
The 12 Most Important Slides About Mobile From Mary Meeker's Presentation

Report: Advanced Equities to close up shop

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Advanced Equities, the Chicago investment group that has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for cleantech startups in recent years, is shutting down its broker-dealer operations, reports Fortune’s Dan Primack. Advanced Equities recently agreed to settle charges from the SEC that it misled investors while raising funds for an alternative...
Report: Advanced Equities to close up shop

Same-day delivery's for suckers - now a Chinese ecommerce giant has three-hour delivery

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A couple of days ago, we flagged Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers partner Mary Meeker’s presentation at the D11 conference, and looked at the special attention she paid to China. Among the many data points she had to share about the world’s biggest Internet market, Meeker included a slide that...
Same-day delivery's for suckers - now a Chinese ecommerce giant has three-hour delivery

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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