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  • 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

  • New MacBook Air, SFund and Google TV

    OMG/JK: Just Two Guys Drooling Over The New MacBook Air

    We had a special guest for this week’s episode of OMG/JK, the show I host alongside fellow writer Jason Kincaid: the new MacBook Air. If you’ve been waiting to see two guys endlessly fawn over something, watch above. And once we wiped the drool off of our faces, we also discussed Kleiner Perkins’ new sFund, the $250 million fund to back new social applications. And we talk a… Read More

  • Stealth Social Startup Cafebots Scores The First Money From Kleiner Perkins' New sFund

    You’ve likely heard of CRM, customer relationship¬†management. But have you heard of FRM — friend relationship management? Probably not. But Cafebots hopes to change that shortly. We don’t know much about the still-in-stealth startup which was co-founded by three folks out of Stanford, but we do know that the company has just secured $5 million in funding. And the funding… Read More

  • Live: Kleiner Perkins Unveils The $250 Million sFund With Facebook, Zynga, and Amazon

    Live: Kleiner Perkins Unveils The $250 Million sFund With Facebook, Zynga, and Amazon

    We’re here today at Facebook’s headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. But it’s not a Facebook event. Well, it’s not totally a Facebook event. Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has summoned the press here for an announcement. What will it be? Judging by the signs posted around here, it’s called the “sFund”. And Facebook, Amazon, Zynga… Read More