Keith Rabois says he had long considered becoming a professional investor. Now he will at Khosla Ventures.
FORTUNE -- Keith Rabois, who resigned from mobile payments startup Square last month amid accusations of sexual harassment, is joining Khosla Ventures.
As a senior investment professional at the firm, Rabois, a well-respected startup executive and successful angel investor, will help to select investments and to advise entrepreneurs in the firm's portfolio.
Vinod Khosla, the firm's founder, said MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Feb 26, 2013 12:01 PM ET
Benchmark's Bill Gurley has provided wise counsel to some of Silicon Valley's most successful entrepreneurs.
FORTUNE -- When Silicon Valley's smartest people want to get smarter, they often turn to Benchmark partner Bill Gurley. For instance, he recently advised Travis Kalanick, CEO of startup Uber, on a less expensive version of his rapidly growing limo service. Says Kalanick: "He really pushed us to lower the price so there's no room for MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Feb 11, 2013 5:00 AM ET
New York City is catching up to the Bay Area with its burgeoning population of hot companies.
By Omar Akhtar/Graphic Nicolas Rapp
FORTUNE -- When Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged to end New York's overdependence on Wall Street, the city responded by becoming the country's fastest-growing digital-technology hub. Despite less-than-stellar access to a reliable broadband network, New York now hosts over 1,800 tech companies. The city overtook Boston to become the country's MOREDec 5, 2012 5:00 AM ET
The boutique financial institution caters to tech entrepreneurs and high-end winemakers with a long-running strategy: Bank like a venture capitalist.
By Richard McGill Murphy, contributor
FORTUNE -- In an age of "too big to fail" financial supermarkets, Silicon Valley Bank is relatively small and specialized, with a customer base dominated by tech and biotech growth companies, along with high-end winemakers. "We start working with companies very early on," says CEO Greg MOREOct 22, 2012 5:00 AM ET
The results of Facebook's IPO last week may indicate there isn't -- at least not in the public markets.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE – Does anyone want to talk about a bubble now?
In the weeks leading up to Facebook's (FB) much-trumpeted IPO, a debate simmered over whether Silicon Valley was entering another bubble. Some cited "bizarre activity" like spending big on companies with no revenue. Others dismissed fears of a MOREMay 21, 2012 11:04 AM ET
The prolific angel investor has rarely met an Internet startup he didn't like. When it comes to picking the next big thing, there's a right way and a wrong way. And then there's the Conway.
FORTUNE -- The rooftop deck of Ron Conway's San Francisco apartment building is packed with a random and seemingly incongruous assortment of tech A-listers, celebrities, and sports stars snacking on hors d'oeuvres and sipping fine wines. MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Feb 10, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Twitter's CEO dismissed the secondary markets as a "distraction," but SecondMarket is winning converts among some entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.
By Stacy Cowley, CNNMoney tech editor
FORTUNE -- Twitter CEO Dick Costolo took a few potshots yesterday at the secondary markets -- the private exchanges where early employees and investors can sell off the shares they hold in not-yet-public companies to willing buyers. Calling them a "distraction," Costolo said Twitter has retroactively put MOREJul 20, 2011 7:08 PM ET
A group of venture capitalists and private equity investors discussed the challenges and rewards of early and late stage investing in web companies today. Fundamentally, the game hasn't changed: You can't win if you can't pick winners.
Panelists: Adam Clammer, head of technology group, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts; Bill Maris, Managing Partner, Google Ventures; Henry Ellenbogen, Portfolio manager, T.Rowe Price; Jerry Murdock, Special Limited Partner, Insight Venture Partners; Mike Maples, Managing Partner, Floodgate; Dana Settle, Partner, Greycroft MOREJul 20, 2011 6:20 PM ET
An anthropological technography of the strange, ritualized world where startups sell themselves to venture capitalists: Demo Day.
FORTUNE -- As more people have fled to the startup community for the promise of wealth and freedom, a new tier of gatekeepers have emerged. They're called "incubators," and their imprimatur is tantamount to a college degree. It's like getting a degree from Harvard or MIT, explains David Cohen, the co-founder of TechStars, one of MOREChadwick Matlin - Apr 15, 2011 1:51 PM ET
Kleiner Perkins' Green guru believes on a household level, green power needs to recharge advanced batteries rather than plug right into the fuse-box.
FORTUNE -- Having helped both create the Java programming language and co-found Sun Microsystems, Bill Joy is best known as a technologist and entrepreneur. He hopes to add environmentalist to that list.
As a partner at leading venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, Joy is devoting much of his time to MOREScott Woolley - Apr 6, 2011 6:03 PM ET
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