October 25, 2014 6:19 PM ET

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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, ProductWorks, 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 ...

2750 Sand Hill Road

Menlo Park, CA 94025

United States

Founded in 1972





Key Executives for Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Age: 69
Partner Emeritus and Co-Founder
Age: 74
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 55
Managing Partner
Age: 63
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Key Developments

Yahoo To Reportedly Invest In Snapchat

Yahoo! Inc. (NasdaqGS:YHOO) intends to invest $20 million in Snapchat, Inc. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, the funding round would value Snapchat at about $10 billion. Yahoo is the lead investor in the financing and set the terms of the round, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has also invested as part of the Snapchat funding, people with knowledge of the matter have said.

Lithium Technologies Reportedly To Acquire Klout

Lithium Technologies, Inc. is seeking to acquire Klout, Inc. from group of investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Greycroft Partners LLC, Institutional Venture Partners and Venrock, source close to the negotiations said. While the papers have been signed, the deal has yet to close, according to a source close to the negotiations. The majority of the deal is in stock, the source told CNNMoney. Also according to Redem report Lithium Technologies is in the final stages of acquiring the startup for $100 million for a mix of cash and stock. Both Klout and Lithium declined requests for comment on the report.

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Appoints John Maeda as Design Partner

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), President John Maeda announced that he has accepted a position in Silicon Valley and will be leaving RISD at the end of the fall semester. In January 2014, he will assume the position of Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where he will help KPCB's entrepreneurs build design into their company cultures; he will also chair the eBay Design Advisory Board, working with the company to evolve design capabilities.

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