Stories tagged with Kleiner Perkins

Alphabet Inc. - the new billionaires’ club

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 31, 2015 at 4:02am   |   0 Comments

When Google restructured this year to create Alphabet as its new parent company, it drew praise from investors and analysts.

Cyber security: where government retirees and VCs meet

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 7, 2014 at 9:09am   |   0 Comments

One would think that the theft of more than a billion passwords is good news only for the Russian crime ring that coordinated it.

Deja vu for News Corp. director Tom Perkins

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 12, 2011 at 5:10pm   |   0 Comments

Tom Perkins has seen it before.

Investment round puts Square value at $1 billion

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 29, 2011 at 9:47am   |   0 Comments

It’s a rare startup that can attract the high-powered board that Square has assembled.

Gore & Hyatt taking media company public

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 28, 2008 at 2:40pm   |   0 Comments

The media company co-founded by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt five years ago plans to go public.

Current Media, which operates a TV network and a web site aimed at young audiences, notified the SEC of its intentions today.

Zagat’s considers selling

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 14, 2008 at 2:02pm   |   0 Comments

Zagat Survey, publisher of the popular restaurant guides, announced today that it was exploring a possible sale.

The company, which was founded as a hobby almost 30 years ago by Tim and Nina Zagat, has grown to a multimillion-dollar, high-end publishing enterprise.

It already has an impressive group of investors, such as Kleiner Perkins, General Atlantic and Allen & Co.

Al Gore takes job at Kleiner Perkins

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 12, 2007 at 2:21pm   |   1 Comments

Add another line to what has to be one of the greatest resumes of all time.

Al Gore is now a partner at Kleiner Perkins, the storied Silicon Valley venture capital company that has backed such web and technology giants as Google, Sun Microsystems and Amazon.

Al Gore is the new Kevin Bacon

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 12, 2007 at 8:11am   |   2 Comments

Sure, he’s won every award known to man except the Olympic gold. (Unless he gets into wrestling or weight lifting, that honor seems beyond even his reach.)

But the main achievement of Al Gore is not his comeback from having the White House snatched away, not his Oscar or even his sharing of the Nobel Peace Prize, announced today.

The real phenomenon of Al Gore is how connected he has become despite (and because of) his losing the presidency.

Gore has forged strong bonds not only in politics, science and the international environmental movement, but in finance, high-tech and Hollywood.

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