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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald