Kleiner Perkins

  • Online Education Startup Coursera Lands $16M From Kleiner & NEA, Adds John Doerr To Its Board

    Online Education Startup Coursera Lands $16M From Kleiner & NEA, Adds John Doerr To Its Board

    It has already been a year since Peter Thiel called public attention to the bubble growing in American higher education. Yet, the cost of receiving a college degree in the U.S. has continued to grow, as student debt in the U.S. today has pushed north of $1 trillion, with the average debt per student standing at more than $25,000. Mountain View-based Coursera is one of the many young edtech… Read More

  • VC Giants, Thinking Smaller: Why Kleiner Perkins’ Aileen Lee Is Getting Into Seed Funding

    VC Giants, Thinking Smaller: Why Kleiner Perkins’ Aileen Lee Is Getting Into Seed Funding

    As a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Aileen Lee has been a part of one of the most well-respected and established venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. But after 13 years with the firm, Aileen Lee is shifting her focus in a very interesting way — she’s starting a new venture fund focused on smaller, “seed-stage” investments. This is the first time that… Read More

  • Bing Gordon at SXSW

    KPCB’s Bing Gordon: How To Tell Amateur Founders From The Pros [TCTV]

    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… Read More

  • Kleiner Perkins Debuts First Engineering Fellows Class

    Kleiner Perkins Debuts First Engineering Fellows Class

    Last year, venture firm Kleiner Perkins debuted its plans for a summer internship program to place top engineering talent from colleges at the firm’s portfolio companies. The benefit is two-fold: students get to work at the startup level, are mentored (and have the prestige of Kleiner Perkins on their resume) and startups get access to young engineering talent. Today, Kleiner is debuting… Read More

  • eRecyclingCorps Raises $35M From Kleiner Perkins To Attack The E-Waste Problem

    eRecyclingCorps Raises $35M From Kleiner Perkins To Attack The E-Waste Problem

    eRecyclingCorps, whose mission is to alleviate the pain of wireless e-waste, has landed $35 million in financing in a round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Co-founded by David Edmondson, the former CEO of RadioShack, and Ron LeMay, former CEO of Sprint PCS, eRecyclingCorps works with retailers and carriers like Sprint and Verizon to turn e-waste into an asset. Read More

  • Former Twitter Engineering VP And Benchmark EIR Mike Abbott Joins Kleiner Perkins As Partner

    Former Twitter Engineering VP And Benchmark EIR Mike Abbott Joins Kleiner Perkins As Partner

    In October, AllThingsD reported that Twitter VP of engineering Mike Abbott was leaving the company to be an entrepreneur in residence at Benchmark Capital (Benchmark and Twitter both confirmed the move). It looks like that position only lasted a month, as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has just announced that Abbott has joined the firm as a partner on its digital team. At Twitter… Read More

  • Kleiner Perkins Backs Former Hulu CTO Eric Feng’s Social Startup Erly

    Kleiner Perkins Backs Former Hulu CTO Eric Feng’s Social Startup Erly

    Kleiner Perkins is announcing a new investment this morning in stealth company Erly. Interestingly, Eric Feng, newly appointed partner at KPCB and previously founding CTO of Hulu, is starting the new new social company with two other former Hulu employees, Eugene Wei and Andrew Lin, who were previously Head of Product and Head of Engineering at Hulu, respectively. Feng, who just joined… Read More

  • Keen On… We Are Not In A Bubble (TCTV)

    Keen On… We Are Not In A Bubble (TCTV)

    No, we are not in a bubble. Not, at least, according to the Kleiner-Perkins partner, Chi-Hua Chien, who spoke at our Mobile First CrunchUp event in Palo Alto last Friday. Indeed, as Chien told me after his CrunchUp panel, he views today’s two great investment sectors – in mobile and in social – as unique opportunities to reinvent all Internet businesses. According to… Read More

  • Three Companies Chi-Hua Chien Of Kleiner Perkins Would Love To Invest In

    Three Companies Chi-Hua Chien Of Kleiner Perkins Would Love To Invest In

    Today at Aol West Headquarters, a number of entrepreneurs, VCs, and executives gathered to discuss the state of the mobile industry and mobile technology. After a series of individual panels, the day concluded with the crowd of panelists gathering together for a lively discussion about the future of mobile, current mobile trends gaining legs, as well as what’s missing. Chi-Hua Chien… Read More