Kleiner Perkins

  • 15 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    15 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    This week’s tech news included big announcements from Facebook and Y-Combinator, a sighting of the Tesla Model X on the road, a controversial Indiana bill that has tech leaders up in arms, and the launch of Periscope, a Twitter app that has potential to change the way we communicate online. At TechCrunch HQ we launched our new daily show, Crunch Report, a roundup of tech news airing… Read More

  • In Final Verdict, Jury Rules Against Pao On All Four Claims In Ellen Pao Vs. Kleiner Perkins

    In Final Verdict, Jury Rules Against Pao On All Four Claims In Ellen Pao Vs. Kleiner Perkins

    Updated: After several days of deliberations, a San Francisco Superior Court jury has come to a conclusion in Ellen Pao Vs. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the gender discrimination trial that began with a lawsuit filed in May 2012 and culminated this past month in a closely watched five-week-long courtroom trial. The jury has ruled “no” on all four claims Pao leveled… Read More

  • Thou Shalt Not Google

    Thou Shalt Not Google

    At every break during the high-profile Pao versus Kleiner Perkins trial these past couple of weeks, judge Harold Khan reminded the jurors, “Do not form or express any opinions about the case. Do not do any research. Do not read any news reports. Do not Google the case.” It’s a pretty difficult ask, as the trial is one of the most mediated Silicon Valley has ever seen… Read More

  • As Jury Deliberates Pao V. Kleiner Perkins, Allegiances Aren’t Always Based On Gender

    As Jury Deliberates Pao V. Kleiner Perkins, Allegiances Aren’t Always Based On Gender

    “The jury is six men and six women, so this probably won’t be quick,” a man in a suit said to a female colleague as they shuffled out of the court. They were among the dozens of others who have been watching the Ellen Pao Vs. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers trial play out in San Francisco Superior Court’s Room 602 for the past five weeks. Read More

  • Pao Vs. Kleiner Defense Rests Its Case, Showcasing A Different Side Of The Story

    Pao Vs. Kleiner Defense Rests Its Case, Showcasing A Different Side Of The Story

    Yesterday afternoon, the legal team representing venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers rested its case in the Ellen Pao Vs. Kleiner Perkins trial, bringing the fourth full week in the courtroom to a close. The end of the trial is now clearly in sight, with only the closing arguments and the jury deliberations remaining. Over the past several days, Kleiner’s head… Read More

  • Death By A Thousand Seating Charts

    Death By A Thousand Seating Charts

    When Kleiner Perkins’ head legal counsel Lynne Hermle pulled up a seating chart from the firm’s December 2011 offsite on the court’s projector during her cross examination of Ellen Pao yesterday, the courtroom remained respectfully silent. But there was a collective groan in the online backchannel of reporters who have been covering the Pao Vs. Kleiner Perkins trial in… Read More

  • It’s Well Past Time VCs Hired HR Directors

    It’s Well Past Time VCs Hired HR Directors

    Those following the Pao/KPCB saga in court yesterday were treated to the testimony of Trae Vassallo, a former Kleiner partner, who claimed on the witness stand that she too was uncomfortably propositioned by Ajit Nazre. Nazre was the Kleiner partner who Pao claims in her lawsuit harassed her after the two had a falling out. Vassallo said in court that when she brought this to the attention of… Read More

  • BlueOak Raises $35 Million For Its Factory That Mines Electronics

    BlueOak Raises $35 Million For Its Factory That Mines Electronics

    BlueOak Resources, a startup company backed by some of the biggest names in U.S. venture capital has raised $35 million in project financing to mine precious metals in Arkansas. BlueOak won’t be strip-mining, open-pit mining, or moving mountains to get at precious metals. Instead the company intends to build mini-refineries that will extract the wealth of gold, silver, copper, and… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Action Items

    Gillmor Gang: Action Items

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Danny Sullivan, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — played the latest favorite game of the Mobility Addicted. It’s called Lock Screen, and some of us think it’s where the early adopters meet the great unvarnished Silent Majority. Forget clicks or swipes or doing anything; it’s all about glancing. What this means… Read More

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