Tom Perkins

Venture capital pioneer Tom Perkins dies at 84

Thomas Perkins, who co-founded venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has died of natural causes. He was 84 years old. Before becoming an investor, Perkins founded a laser company

Why The Kleiner Perkins-Social+Capital Deal Fell Apart

In January, reports surfaced that Social+Capital was in "acquisition" talks with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Those talks fell apart. So what happened? TechCrunch has heard from a few people

Tom Perkins, A Man From A Bygone Era

Did men like this used to sit atop the technology industry? Atop our country? Tom Perkins, once an icon in the venture industry and now a spectacle, gave yet another talk last night at the Commonwealt

Tom Perkins Presents GOP Boilerplate As Solution To Wage Inequality

Tom Perkins compared what he sees as a “progressive war on the American one percent” to Kristallnacht, the series of coordinated attacks against the Jews during Nazi Germany. Today on Bloomberg We

Achievement Unlocked: The SF Class War Reaches Godwin’s Law

Yes, Tom Perkins went there. In a letter to the Wall Street Journal published this morning, with the surprising title "Progressive Kristallnacht Coming?," the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crun

VC Titans Tom Perkins And Don Valentine Articulate What Makes A Good VC

Today at Disrupt SF, venture capital pioneers Tom Perkins and Don Valentine shared their opinions about what makes a good bet when it comes to choosing companies to fund. As a reminder, Perkins co-fou