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Dan Primack / Fortune:
K9 Ventures digs for $40 million bone   —  “Super angel” Manu Kumar is raising a new fund.  —  K9 Ventures is seeking to raise around $40 million for its second investment fund, Fortune has learned.  —  The Palo Alto, Calif.-based firm was founded several years ago by serial entrepreneur Manu Kumar …
Apr 18, 2012, 12:40 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Exclusive: Big changes coming to Kleiner Perkins   —  Brook Byers and Ray Lane scale back their future involvement.  —  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is changing its partnership structure, according to prospective limited partners in the venture firm's next early-stage fund.
Apr 16, 2012, 10:45 AMIn context
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Did Facebook panic?   —  Why Facebook is buying Instagram.  —  Last week, mobile photo-sharing site Instagram raised $50 million from venture capitalists at a $500 million valuation.  Today, the company agreed to be acquired for $1 billion by Facebook.  —  So what happened in the intervening days?
Apr 9, 2012, 3:25 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Tech media misconceptions   —  Journalism is rife with conflict.  Get over it.  —  The tech media wars continued yesterday, with LA Times columnist Michael Hiltzik basically accusing certain tech bloggers of being “influence peddlers.”  —  The whole issue has become fairly tired …
Feb 24, 2012, 9:55 AMIn context
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Yahoo is only worth $1 billion?   —  The New York Times is reporting that Yahoo tomorrow will consider a proposal to sell its stakes in Yahoo Japan and Alibaba Group, in a transaction that would be worth approximately $17 billion.  But here's the thing: Yahoo's entire market cap is just over $18 billion.
Dec 21, 2011, 4:00 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Twitter doesn't really raise money from Saudi prince   —  Prince Alwaleed's deal for Twitter isn't a traditional investment. deal for Twitter isn't a traditional investment.  —  Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal today announced that he has invested $300 million in Twitter, via his Kingdom Holding investment group.
Dec 19, 2011, 11:20 AMIn context
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Ex-Twitter engineer Mike Abbott joins Kleiner Perkins   —  VC firm nabs man responsible for endangering the Fail Whale.  —  Mike Abbott is joining venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as a senior partner in its digital media group, less than two months after stepping down as vice president of engineering at Twitter.
Dec 1, 2011, 2:15 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Exclusive: Zynga's IPO roadshow begins Monday   —  Zynga is about to kick off its IPO process.  —  Social gaming company Zynga is planning to begin its IPO road show this coming Monday, Fortune has learned.  —  The company's bankers began telling clients about the road show this morning …
Nov 29, 2011, 12:45 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Exclusive: SV Angel's investment portfolio   —  SV Angel, the venture capital firm managed by Ron Conway and David Lee, has made over 80 new investments in 2011, according to confidential documents obtained by Fortune.  —  The Silicon Valley-based firm does not have a list of investments on its website …
Nov 22, 2011, 2:00 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Venture capital remains white boys club   —  The venture capital industry remains dominated by white men, according to a new demographics survey released today by the National Venture Capital Association and Dow Jones.  —  Only 21% of the 590 survey respondents were woman, and just 11% identified themselves as “investors.”
Nov 21, 2011, 10:10 PMIn context

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