Kleiner Perkins

  • 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

    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

  • Bing Gordon on EA Online Video Game Monetization

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • Is Late Stage the New Early? Behind the Staggering Return of the $1B Venture Fund

    Is Late Stage the New Early? Behind the Staggering Return of the $1B Venture Fund

    In Silicon Valley it’s not just who you invest in that matters– it’s also when you invest in them. The earlier the investment, the riskier the bet. But the more jawdropping the returns if the company hits it big. It’s so lopsided, that typically just 5% of those unsure early bets create some 95% of the entire venture industry’s returns. Miss one of them, and it… Read More

  • Harvest Power Raises $51.7 Million To Turn Yard Scraps, Food Waste Into Energy

    Harvest Power Raises $51.7 Million To Turn Yard Scraps, Food Waste Into Energy

    Harvest Power, a producer of renewable energy from organic waste, attained $51.7 million series B financing, in a round led by Generation Investment Management, the companies announced today. The London-based fund was started by Nobel prize winner Al Gore and the former CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, David Blood. DAG Ventures and Keating Capital also invested alongside Harvest… Read More