Don’t be fooled by Bing Gordon’s buttoned-up sounding job title as a partner at top tier Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers — he’s known as easily one of the most fun people to talk to in the tech industry. So when we saw him in Austin, Texas at the South By Southwest Interactive conference this weekend, we pulled him aside for an interview with TechCrunch… → Read More
Xiu.com, a Chinese luxury and fashion ecommerce website, this morning announced that it has raised $20 million from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), confirming a report published last week by the Wall Street Journal.
It’s the shopping website operator’s first round of VC funding. → Read More
We expect perfection from companies in Silicon Valley. The general consensus is that Yahoo is one of the worst run tech companies in the world, never mind it’s still profitable, cash-rich, and one of the largest media assets in the world. We get outraged and hit the BUBBLE! panic button when valuations of startups like Facebook, Zynga and Twitter get in the double digit billions, never mind their… → Read More
Today, Kleiner Perkins partners Mary Meeker (the former Internet analyst-turned-venture-capitalist) and Matt Murphy are giving a presentation at Google’s thinkmobile conference for its biggest 200 advertisers. The complete slideshow is above, and it goes through ten mobile trends Kleiner is following and investing in. Meeker’s slideshows are always insightful, and she’s been focusing on mobile… → Read More
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has invested in Santa Barbara based FindTheBest, a comparison engine founded by DoubleClick cofounder Kevin O’Connor. This is the first outside funding for the new startup, and one of the first investments made by Kleiner’s sFund, announced in October. Randy Komisar from Kleiner will join FindTheBest’s board of directors.
So what does FindTheBest do? “It’s… → Read More
Stipple, the San Francisco startup that lets people label, share and monetize pictures on the Web, today announced that it has raised a $2 million seed round co-led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Mike Maples’ FLOODGATE, a mere 3 months after launching.
Other contributors to the round include singer/actor Justin Timberlake (yup, that guy who played the role of Sean Parker in The… → Read More
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the Series B round, while existing investors True Ventures and Radar Partners – which participated in the Series A round back in June 2009 – also contributed to the… → Read More
InMobi, the largest mobile ad network that hasn’t been acquired, has raised another $8 million in funding. The round was led by existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sherpalo Ventures and brings their total raised capital to $15.6 million.
We’ve estimated that the company did around $35 million in revenue in 2009, and may hit $75 million for all of 2010.
We’ve covered this… → Read More
It’s hard to imagine that once there was no Internet. Just 15 years ago there was no browser, no web point-and-click. It was 1994, and Steve Jobs had left Apple. Steve was making Toy Story, and object-oriented software for Next.
Then one day Bill Joy showed me a… → Read More
One Kings Lane, an e-commerce startup that operates a private sales website dedicated to home furnishings, decor, and related products, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding in a round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, with First Round Capital and angel investor Reid Hoffman participating.
One Kings Lane was started by Susan Feldman and Alison Gelb Pincus, who took notice of the… → Read More