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August 03, 2015 11:41 AM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Company Overview

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in incubation, seed stage, early stage, growth capital, expansion capital, and later stage companies. The firm seeks to invest in green technology innovation, biotechnology, medical, information technology, digital enterprises, media, telecommunication, consumer, pandemic and bio-defense, life sciences, digital health, smart grid, lighting, wind, industrial efficiency, low-carbon solutions to transportation, chemicals, power generation, infrastructure markets and services, internet, financial services, educational software, consumer internet, digital technology including social, mobile, and e-commerce sect...

2750 Sand Hill Road

Menlo Park, CA 94025

United States

Founded in 1972

Phone:

650-233-2750

Fax:

650-233-0300

Key Executives for Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Co-Founder, Investment Partner, General Partner, and Partner
Age: 70
Partner Emeritus and Co-Founder
Age: 75
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 56
Managing Partner, Managing Director, Investment Partner, Senior Partner, General Partner, and Partner
Age: 64
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Key Developments

Ellen Pao to Appeal Kleiner Perkins Bias Case

Ellen Pao, the former venture capitalist who filed a high-stakes gender discrimination lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, filed a Notice of Appeal on June 1, 2015 in San Francisco Superior Court. A six-man, six-woman jury found in favor of the venture capital firm in March after four weeks of testimony that was closely watched by Silicon Valley as tensions surrounding the tech industry's lack of diversity swelled. Pao's Notice of Appeal, filed a week ahead of a June 8 deadline, reserves her right to appeal the case. Her legal team now has 40 days to file a formal appeal. In court, Judge Harold Kahn ruled in favor of Pao on most motions, so it is likely the appeal will rest on motions filed before the trial began. If Pao moves forward, she will leave on the table $972,814.50 in legal fees that Kleiner Perkins offered to waive if she did not appeal. Kleiner Perkins said that for now, that offer still stands. Pao sued Kleiner Perkins in 2012 for $16 million in damages for gender discrimination and retaliation, plus unspecified punitive damages. She alleged the firm promoted male partners over equally qualified women, including herself, and then retaliated against her for raising concerns about the firm's gender dynamics by failing to promote her and ultimately firing her. Pao, now interim CEO of the message board site Reddit, was fired after seven years at the firm.

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Presents at Asia Biotech Invest 2015, May-19-2015 through May-21-2015

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Presents at Asia Biotech Invest 2015, May-19-2015 through May-21-2015. Venue: Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Hong Kong. Presentation Date & Speakers: May-20-2015, James Huang, Managing Partner. May-21-2015, James Huang, Managing Partner.

SZ DJI Reportedly In Talks To Raise Funding

SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd. intends to raise hundreds of millions of dollars in a funding round valuing the company at about $10 billion. Forbes reported citing people familiar with the deal said the venture funding talks are in an advanced stage and include major Silicon Valley firms such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Accel Partners.

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