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2011-06-13 12:00:00

GOLDEN, Colo., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Proterra Inc (www.proterra.com), a leading maker of zero-emission commercial transit solutions, today announced an investment of $30 million to accelerate the commercialization of its world-leading, fast-charge battery electric transit buses and automated bus charging system. The investment is being led by Silicon Valley venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), and also includes GM Ventures, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Vision Ridge...

2011-03-09 07:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Offermatic (www.offermatic.com), the free online service that automatically saves people money on everyday purchases, has secured $4.5 million in a Series A investment led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. A group of leading Silicon Valley investors including SV Angel Investor Ron Conway, former AdMob CEO Omar Hamoui, and early executives from Facebook and Mint.com, participated in the round of funding. Hamoui, a seasoned...

2010-11-01 09:14:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Digital Arts (www.callaway.com), a revolutionary publisher of iPad apps of unique quality and beauty, today announced a partnership with Martha Stewart to bring cookie lovers a visually delicious, interactive cooking app just in time for the holidays, Martha Stewart Makes Cookies for iPad. The company also announced $6 million in Series A financing from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers' iFund(TM). Ram Shriram, founder of Sherpalo Ventures...

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2010-10-22 06:05:00

Facebook, Amazon and online computer gaming firm Zynga have partnered with prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) to establish a $250 million fund to invest in social media startup companies. The "sFund", which includes other investors and strategic partners such as Comcast, Liberty Media and boutique investment bank Allen & Co., will be led by former Electronic Arts CEO Bing Gordon, who also sits on the boards of Amazon and Zynga. The...

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2009-04-15 06:50:00

Stem cell research got a major boost from former vice president Al Gore after he promised a $20 million biotech venture in the study of "induced pluripotent" stem cells. "I just think it's a very important breakthrough that is filled with promise and hope," says Gore, a partner with the venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, which is backing the research. Researchers and biotech firms are examining induced cells as an alternative to embryonic stem cells. Scientists create...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'