venture capitalist

venture capitalist

Old World startups peddle their products to New World investors
Silicon Valley's pioneers gather for screening of PBS's American Experience documentary
Smartphones Have Bridged The Digital Divide

Andreessen On Obama's Win: There Will Be Grid-Lock In D.C., Which Is Great

www.businessinsider.com
Venture Capitalist, and Business Insider investor, Marc Andreessen was on CNBC this afternoon talking about Barack Obama's win last night, the state of Silicon Valley, and Facebook. On Obama's win, Andreessen said the important thing was that the House of Representatives is still going be Republican. And this means one...
Andreessen On Obama's Win: There Will Be Grid-Lock In D.C., Which Is Great

Billionaire Yuri Milner steps down as Mail.ru chairman, replaced by CEO Dmitry Grishin

thenextweb.com
Yuri Milner, the Russian entrepreneur and venture capitalist mostly known for being the founder of international investment firm Digital Sky Technologies (DST), has stepped down from the board of directors of Mail.ru, the largest Internet company in Russia. In a press release issued this morning, Mail.ru has announced that current...
Billionaire Yuri Milner steps down as Mail.ru chairman, replaced by CEO Dmitry Grishin

Building a Startup Culture

www.readwriteweb.com
As the school year draws to a close, college graduates will making a move to the next stage of their lives. Will college have encouraged or discouraged them from making that next stage involve entrepreneurship? Venture capitalist Roger Ehrenberg penned an impassioned call-to-arms on Monday, challenging the venture capital and...
Building a Startup Culture
PR isn't rocket science. Just ask Keith Rabois

Like We Said, SAP Taking Over Naming Rights to San Jose's HP Pavilion

allthingsd.com
We’re not usually in the habit of reporting on the business of sports here at AllThingsD, but occasionally that world intersects with the interests of some of the world’s biggest technology companies. Today is one of those days. As we reported in March, HP has withdrawn from the naming rights...
Like We Said, SAP Taking Over Naming Rights to San Jose's HP Pavilion

Ben Horowitz Explains Why Tiny Startup Nicira Was Worth $1.26 Billion To VMware (VMW)

www.businessinsider.com
Today, news broke that VMware bought startup Nicira for $1.26 billion. We got venture capitalist Ben Horowitz on the phone to explain why this young company -- that only came out of stealth mode in February -- was worth that much money. Horowitz was on the board of Nicira, and...
Ben Horowitz Explains Why Tiny Startup Nicira Was Worth $1.26 Billion To VMware (VMW)

Blue Apron Rounds Up $3 Million in Funding for Online Meal Service

allthingsd.com
Blue Apron has raised $3 million in venture capital to continue growing its food delivery service that ships to your door all the ingredients necessary to fix a meal. Investors in the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based company include First Round Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, as well as a handful of angel investors,...
Blue Apron Rounds Up $3 Million in Funding for Online Meal Service
Apple's finite loop

Crunchies Tickets On Sale Now

techcrunch.com
It’s time! The first batch of tickets for the 6th Annual Crunchies Awards are available now. Tickets will be released in batches for the annual event honoring the best achievements in tech brought to you by GigaOM, VentureBeat and TechCrunch for general admission purchase. The Crunchies will return, with all...
Crunchies Tickets On Sale Now

What The World's Biggest Apple Fanboy Has To Say About His New Job At Google (GOOG)

www.businessinsider.com
MG Siegler, the TechCrunch columnist and venture capitalist known best for his unabashed pro-Apple bias, spurred a lot of discussion (and mockery) today when he announced he was departing Michael Arrington's VC firm CrunchFund for Google Ventures. The irony wasn't lost on us: the idea of a part-time Apple blogger...
What The World's Biggest Apple Fanboy Has To Say About His New Job At Google (GOOG)

The 'ultimate disrupter' Jeff Bezos named Fortune's Businessperson of the Year

www.geekwire.com
Dubbing him the “ultimate disrupter,” Fortune magazine has chosen Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos as its Businessperson of the Year. The profile that accompanies the honor, written expertly by senior editor Adam Lashinsky, delves into everything from Amazon’s memo-based culture to Bezos’ love of science fiction to the company’s legendary focus on...
The 'ultimate disrupter' Jeff Bezos named Fortune's Businessperson of the Year

Designing for health tech? Remember the 7 deadly sins

gigaom.com
Plenty of entrepreneurs are trying to capitalize on the growing consumer and investor interest in digital health, but if you want to snare some money from at least one venture capitalist you might want to keep human vices — like lust, gluttony and greed — in mind. At a SXSW Interactive panel...
Designing for health tech? Remember the 7 deadly sins
Funding Daily: Big numbers, basic needs
Is Tumblr the new GeoCities? VC Fred Wilson says no, points to ads
HBO comedy "Silicon Valley" is a lot better than Bravo reality show "Silicon Valley"
Oyster Raises $3 Million from Founders Fund for "Spotify for Books"

Now In 20 Cities, Startup Grind Aims To Inspire The Next Generation Of Global Entrepreneurs

techcrunch.com
“Silicon Valley doesn’t have a monopoly on brilliant entrepreneurs and founders,” Derek Andersen tells me over coffee, “so we want to find them wherever they live, give them a stage and an opportunity to share their hard-won experiences with those who need it and might benefit from it.” That mission...
Now In 20 Cities, Startup Grind Aims To Inspire The Next Generation Of Global Entrepreneurs

Here are the 10 patents Yahoo is using to sue Facebook (and what they really mean)

venturebeat.com
With Facebook getting ready for its IPO, Yahoo has decided to sue over patent infringement. Yahoo used the same tactic against Google in the run up to their IPO, pocketing a helping of the search engine’s pre-IPO shares. Yahoo’s new CEO, Scott Thompson, is reportedly the one driving this aggressive strategy,...
Here are the 10 patents Yahoo is using to sue Facebook (and what they really mean)

TechStars NYC Poaches Eugene Chung, a VC at NEA, to Replace David Tisch

betabeat.com
Mr. Chung (Photo: TechStars) In December, after reports about an impending downturn in the accelerator boom, some local investors expressed concerns about the future of TechStars New York. Would the next Demo Day be the same parade of oversubscribed startups when much-hyped graduates were still stuck in beta? Were the...
TechStars NYC Poaches Eugene Chung, a VC at NEA, to Replace David Tisch

Greg McAdoo Exits Sequoia Capital

allthingsd.com
Longtime Sequoia Capital venture capitalist Greg McAdoo will be leaving the Silicon Valley firm. The VC has made a number of significant investments as a VC over the years, including in Airbnb, DailyBooth and Y Combinator. Said Sequoia’s Doug Leone: “We’re grateful for Greg’s many contributions to Sequoia over the...
Greg McAdoo Exits Sequoia Capital

DEMO Asia: 3 startups focused on saving you money

venturebeat.com
A version of this story originally appeared on SGEntrepreneurs and is published here with permission. Sageby, Squiryl, and Trade Hero are three new startups pitching at DEMO Asia in Singapore this week that are betting you want to make, keep, and invest your money wisely. Squiryl is an iPhone app that lets you track your...
DEMO Asia: 3 startups focused on saving you money

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

www.businessinsider.com
Good morning! Let's get you some news. And for more news all day, visit SAI. The Apple rumor mill is churning again, and people say there are leaked photos of the iPhone 5S. Twitter is diving into e-commerce with the help of American Express. Users will soon be able to...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning
TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Day 3 Video Highlights (TCTV)

Should Justin Bieber Invest In Your Enterprise Solution?

www.fastcompany.com
Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, 50 Cent, Ashton Kutcher: A-list celebs, sure. But they're also members of a Who's Who of new-age venture capitalists and product developers. That is, at least according to public perception. In recent years, an increasing number of startups and big-name companies have looked to celebrity backers...
Should Justin Bieber Invest In Your Enterprise Solution?

Ellen Pao's Lawyer: Kleiner Perkins Firing Was Retaliation

allthingsd.com
Ellen Pao, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers venture capitalist who is suing the firm for gender discrimination, will now add termination for the purposes of retaliation to her claims, said her lawyer on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Pao disclosed on Quora that she had been asked to leave Kleiner Perkins....
Ellen Pao's Lawyer: Kleiner Perkins Firing Was Retaliation
An Investor Who Backed eBay Says Now Is A Great Time To Do Consumer Internet Startups

Etacts Raises $650K for Managing Contacts

gigaom.com
Etacts, which makes useful tools for managing email and phone contacts, has raised $650,000 in angel funding. The company recently completed the Y Combinator program, and was a hit with investors at its Demo Day exhibition in March. Angels in the Etacts round include Ron Conway of SV Angels, email...
Etacts Raises $650K for Managing Contacts
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?