Kleiner Perkins

  • 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

  • Turkish Private Shopping Site Trendyol Scores A Big Round From KPCB, Tiger Global

    Turkish Private Shopping Site Trendyol Scores A Big Round From KPCB, Tiger Global

    Our sources in Turkey (local tech blog Webrazzi) tell us Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Tiger Global have invested between $25 million and $30 million in private shopping site Trendyol. Read More

  • Crittercism Raises $1.2 Million From Kleiner Perkins And Google Ventures For App Support

    Crittercism Raises $1.2 Million From Kleiner Perkins And Google Ventures For App Support

    Yesterday, at the MobileBeat Conference in San Francisco, Google Ventures Managing Partner and Co-founder of Android Rich Miner announced that Crittercism, a startup that provides support infrastructure for mobile apps, had raised an undisclosed seed funding round from Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Opus Capital, Shasta Ventures, and AOL Ventures, among others. GigaOM was the first to report… Read More

  • Although Many Investors Are Spinning, Turntable.fm Has Not Yet Picked A DJ

    Although Many Investors Are Spinning, Turntable.fm Has Not Yet Picked A DJ

    Although many investors are spinning for the chance to invest in Turntable.fm, the hot music startup has not yet picked a dance partner, despite reports to the contrary. Business Insider claims that Turntable has raised $7.5 million at a $37.5 million valuation and “that term sheets were indeed signed yesterday.” But reached a few hours ago as he was boarding a plane, co-founder… Read More

  • Square Closes That $100 Million Round, Mary Meeker Joins Board

    It’s official. Jack Dorsey’s Square has joined the billion dollar valuation club. The mobile payments startup closed a $100 million series C led by Kleiner Perkins, a story we broke a few weeks ago. The new round values Square above $1 billion. Tiger Management is also an investor. And Mary Meeker, the former Morgan Stanley Internet analyst who is now a partner at Kleiner, will… Read More

  • Backstage Pass: Bing Gordon on What EA Needs to Do to Survive (TCTV)

    We’re continuing to highlight some of our favorite moments from the many hours of backstage content live-streamed during Disrupt last week. One of my favorite sit-downs was with Bing Gordon, general partner of Kleiner Perkins. A fireside chat with Gordon is always…unique. We didn’t get poetry this time, but we had a fascinating talk about how the cost of entertainment has… Read More

  • Under The Covers At Katango: Kleiner Perkins' First sFund Investment

    Last October, Kleiner Perkins launched the sFund, a $250 million initiative designed to make strategic investments in entrepreneurs building social services and apps. The partners contributing to the fund include Facebook, Amazon, Zynga, Comcast, and more. The first startup to receive investment from the sFund was Cafebots, which received $5 million in series A from Kleiner shortly… Read More

  • Kleiner Perkins Invests $15M in Rent the Runway

    Rent the Runway’s slogan might as well be: Friends don’t let friends wear H&M to the most important events in their lives. The company solves the perennial “closet full of clothes and yet nothing to wear” problem that most women face, by allowing them to rent designer clothes for a big event for about 10% of the price. It’s clearly a problem women have. Read More

  • Energy-Management Startup Hara Soaks Up $25 Million In Venture Funding

    Before companies can do anything about reducing their impact on the environment, they need to measure the damage they are doing. Energy management startup Hara helps them track their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint. The company announced a new $25 million C round of funding today. Investors included Energy Technology Ventures, Focus Ventures and Navitas Capital, with existing… Read More

  • Benchmark Capital's Stand: We Will Never Do a Seed or Late Stage Fund

    Benchmark Capital's Stand: We Will Never Do a Seed or Late Stage Fund

    Editor’s Note: This is part two in an in-depth series exploring the ramifications of the explosion of late stage capital being raised by the Valley’s elite venture firms. For part one, go here. In the mid-2000s when nearly every top venture capital firm was expanding to India and China, Benchmark Capital did not share its peers’ worldly ambitions. In fact, while the firm… Read More