Liz Gannes

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Kleiner Perkins Refills Wallet With $525M for Early-Stage Companies

Sand Hill venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has closed its 15th fund today, at $525 million. As had been previously reported, the fund will not be managed by KPCB’s Brook Byers, Bill Joy, Ray Lane and Aileen Lee (who is now doing a seed fund), though those partners will continue to be involved in ongoing investments. What’s new about the fund is a renewed emphasis on digital enterprise companies, in addition to digital consumer, green tech and life sciences.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik