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 to succeed in the technology industry.
KPCB Fellows is a fairly new initiative by the VC firm that has funded the likes of Flipboard, Klout, Nest, One Kings Lane, Spotify, Twitter...Read Full Story
Ionic Security, a cloud and mobile security company, has raised a $9.25 million Series A round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). Also participating in the round were Atlanta-based TechOperators and early investors including security entrepreneurs Ken Levine and Dr. Paul Judge. The company says that the investment will be used to bring on more engineers and to help promote sales of its security platform within the enterprise.
Formerly known as Social Fortress, Ionic...Read Full Story
After a tumultuous year, which began with the ill-advised purchase of Draw Something developer OMGPOP in April 2012, Zynga is looking to get back on its feet. Not only did the company recently open a new source of revenue in the form of real money gambling in the United Kingdom, but has now added a new member to its board that it hopes will bring come credibility back to the company.
Zynga has added John Doerr, General Partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers to its board of directors, it...Read Full Story
With its ability to act as a real-time firehose, Twitter is one of the most obvious uses for the upcoming Google Glass eyewear. Thankfully, according to Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ John Doerr, the company already working on bringing its social networking service to the platform.
As part of the announcement of a new Glass Collective investment syndicate including Andreessen Horowitz and KPCB, Doerr issued a statement on KPCB’s plan to invest in startups working on the Glass platform...Read Full Story
Venture capitalist John Doerr, a General Partner of investment firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), has joined the board of directors at social video games publisher Zynga, it was announced today.
The move is notable because it comes at a time when Zynga is desperately looking to recapture some of its initial success with free-to-play titles on the Web and mobile devices.
Doerr has been with KPCB since 1980 and already serves on the boards of high-profile technology companies such as...Read Full Story
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