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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Invoice2go Gets 35M

Palo Alto-based Invoice2go, a developer of mobile apps to help small businesses with invoicing and expense tracking, has raised $35M in a financing round. The funding came from Accel Partners and Ribbit Capital. The company said the funds g...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Skyera Loads Up With More Funding

San Jose-based flash storage array developer Skyera said that it has raised an additional amount of capital from its investors, as part of an expansion of its previous, $51.6M funding round. Size of the new investment, and source of that in...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Canvas Venture Fund Steals Away VC From NEA

Menlo Park-based early stage venture capial investor Canvas Venture Fund has stolen away a venture capitalist from New Enterprise Associates, saying today that it has named Paul Hsiao as a General Partner and Founding Managing Member. Canva...

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Friday, January 10, 2014

NEA Bolsters Pharma Industry Expertise With New Venture Partner

Menlo Park-based venture investor New Enterprise Associates said this week that it has hired on Elliot Sigal, M.D., Ph.D., as a new Venture Partner and Senior Advisor, significantly bolstering the company's expertise in the pharmaceuticals ...

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Monday, September 23, 2013

C9 Lands $12M In Series D

San Mateo-based C9, a developer of revenue performance management software used to optimize sales, marketing, service, and support efforts, has raised $12M in a Series D funding round. The round was led by Mayfield, InterWest Partners and L...

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Foundation Capital Names New Partner

Menlo Park-based Foundation Capital said this week that it has named Aditya (Adit) Singh as a partner at the firm. Singh was previously at Comcast Ventures, and had been involved in investments in Nebula, Tely Labs and Maginatics, and was a...

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Accel Partners Bolsters Team

Palo Alto-based venture capital investor Accel Partners has bolstered its investment team, saying Wednesday that it has added Kobie Fuller as Principal at the firm, and promoted John Locke to Principal. Fuller was most recently Chief Market...

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Friday, May 31, 2013

USVP Bolsters Team

Menlo Park-based venture investor U.S. Venture Partners announced an expansion of its team Thursday, saying that it has promoted Dr. Jacques Benkoski to Partner, and added two, entrepreneurs-in-residence to its team. The firm said that it h...

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Friday, May 10, 2013

DFJ Adds New General Partner

Menlo Park-based ,a href="http://www.dfj.com">Draper Fisher Jurvetson said Thursday that it has named Bubba Murarka as a new General Partner and Managing Director at the fund. Murarka was previously heading up business development and produ...

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Menlo Ventures Adds Two

Venture capita investor Menlo Ventures said today that it has added two people to its team. The firm said Avery More has joined as Venture Partner, and Alex Gorelik as Entrepreneur in Residence. More joins from Aeroscout, and also sits on t...

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Accel Partners' Breyer To Depart Dell

Jim Breyer, who is a Partner at Accel Partners, is further simplifying his board seats today, and will not stand for re-election to the board of Dell Computer. The move is the second major board departure for Breyer in the last few days; he...

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Battery Ventures Names Facebook Vet As EIR

Battery Ventures is bolstering its presence in Menlo Park, with the hiring of a Facebook veteran as its newest Entrepreneur in Residence. The firm said that it has hired Charles Jolley as its newest EIR in Menlo Park. Jolley was most recent...

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Upstart Lands $5.9M More

San Francisco-based Upstart, the startup which is letting prospective entrepreneurs raise capital by trading away a portion of their future income for 10 years, said today that it has raised $5.9M in a Series A funding round. The firm said ...

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Zynga's Mark Pincus Drops Salary To $1

San Francisco-based Zynga, in a filing with the SEC Thursday, said that CEO Mark Pincas has reduced his annual salary to $1.00, and will not participate in the company's performance cash bonus program, nor will he receive any equity awards....

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Concurrent Snags $4M For Big Data Development Framework

San Francisco-based Concurrent, which is developing enterprise, "big data" software for simplifying big data application development, announced it has raised $4M in a Series A funding. The round came from True Ventures and Rembrandt Venture...

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Emergence Capital Partners Names New Operating Partner

San Mateo-based venture capital firm Emergence Capital Partners said Monday that it has named Alison Berkley Wagonfeld as its Operating Partner, helping the firm's portfolio companies work on go-to-market strategies, recruiting and talent m...

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Evernote Sets COO

Redwood City-based Evernote, the developer of software to help users capture notes and information on computers, the web, mobile, and tablets, said Thursday that it has named Ken Gullicksen as its Chief Operating OFficer. Gullicksen was pre...

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Bessemer Venture Partners Bolsters Team

Venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners said last week that it has named a number of new partners. According to Bessemer, it has promoted Kent Bennett, Brian Feinstein, Ethan Kurzweil and Trevor Oelschig to partner, has hired Alex Fe...

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

USVP Adds Melton As Venture Partner

Menlo Park-based early stage venture capital investor U.S. Venture Partners said Tuesday that it has added Emily Melton as Venture Partner at the firm, to bolster its efforts in the mobile services, social media, and consumer services area....

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Insightly Names Brockway, Holleran To Board

San Francisco-based customer relationship management (CRM) software developer Insightly has named Gregg Brockway and Matt Holleran to its board of directors, the firm said today. Brockway was co-founder and CEO of TripIt, and Holleran is a ...

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Intel's Otellini To Step Down

Santa Clara-based Intel said today that President and CEO Paul Otellini is retiring in May, after 40 years at the company. Otellini said it was "time to move on" and transfer leadership of the company to a "new generation." Intel said its b...

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

InboundWriter Adds $2.5M

San Mateo-based InboundWriter, a developer of software which helps writers optimize their text, announced Thursday that it has raised $2.5M in a funding round. The round came from Crosslink Capital, Castile Ventures, Rho Canada Ventures, Fo...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

PlayHaven Gains $8M

San Francisco-based PlayHaven has raised $8M in funding. The firm, which provides monetization products aimed at mobile game developers, said the round was led by GGV Capital, and also included e.ventures, Tandem Entrepreneurs and individua...

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Longboard Media Acquired By Bazaarvoice

San Francisco-based Longboard Media, a provider of online advertising services for retailers, has been acquired by ratings and reviews provider Bazaarvoice, in a deal worth $32.7M. According to Bazaarvoice, it is paying $26.9m in cash plus ...

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Mainsail Partners Expands Team

Private equity firm Mainsail Partners, which is based in San Francisco, said Thursday that it has expanded its operating team, adding Kathryn Cavanaugh as Vice President of Talent, Amy Corrieo as Controller, and Chris Cassidy as Operating P...

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

First Round Capital Boosts San Francisco Presence

Venture capital firm First Round Capital has bolstered its presence in San Francisco, saying that it has added Bill Trenchard as a partner in the location. Trenchard founded Jump Networks (acquired by Microsoft), had served at idealab, foun...

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Amplidata Scores $6M, Sets New CEO

Redwood City-based Amplidata, a developer of object-based storage, announced today that it raised $6M in funding. The funding came from Quantum Corp., as well as Intel Capital, Swisscom Ventures, Hummingbird Ventures and Endeavour Vision. T...

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Yahoo Hires CMO

Yahoo said last night that it has hired Kathy Savitt as its new Chief Marketing Officer last night, as new CEO Marissa Mayer continues to build out her team. Savitt was most recently founder and CEO of Lockerz, an online service which rewar...

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Zoosk Adds Bessemer's Epstein To Board

Sana Francisco-based Zoosk, the online dating and social networking site, said Wednesday that it has added Jeff Epstein to the company's board of directors. Epstein is currently executive-in-residence at Bessemer Venture Partners, and is a ...

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Maveron Boosts Presence In San Francisco

Venture capital investment firm Maveron, the consumer focused investor whose founders includes Starbucks' Howard Schultz, said this morning that it has bolstered its presence in San Francisco, with the hire of a new Venture Partner. Maveron...

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Loggly Scores $5.7M

San Francisco-based online log management service Loggly said today that it has raised $5.7M in funding. The firm, which helps companies manage and analyze their software logs, said the funding came from True Ventures, Trinity Ventures, an...

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Trident Capital Names VP

Palo Alto-based Trident Capital, an investor in health care IT, cloud computing, IT security, and online security firms, said this week that it has named Taimur Shaikh as Vice President. Shaikh has been at Trident since 2010, when he gradua...

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Monday, June 4, 2012

SentreHeart Sew Up $26M Round

Redwod City-based SentreHEART, the develope rof a medical device used for suturing soft tissue, has raised $26M in a Series C financing round, the firm announced. The round was led by Vivo Ventures, and also included US Venture Partners and...

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Moritz Steps Back At Sequoia Due To Incurable Disease

Mike Moritz, the venture capitalist who backed Google, Yahoo, PayPal, and countless other successful firms, told his contacts over the weekend that he is stepping back from the firm, due to being diagnosed with what he described as a "rare ...

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Yahoo Names Three Board Members

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo said over the weekend that it has appointed three new, independent directors. The firm said it has named John D. Hayes, Peter Ligouria, and Thomas J. McInerney to its board. Hayes is Executive Vice President and Chief ...

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Friday, March 23, 2012

SunPower Sets Boynton As New CFO

San Jose-based solar panel developer SunPower said this week that it has named Charles (Chuck) D. Boynton as its new Chief Financial Officer. Boynton has been at SunPower since June of 2010, and also had previously served at SErviceSource I...

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sunrun Names New CFO

San Francisco-based Sunrun, the solar power lease and financing startup backed by Accel Partners, Foundation Capital and Sequoia Capital, said Tuesday that it has named Barak Ben-Gal as its Chief Financial Officer. Ben-Gal joins from Suppor...

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Accel Adds EIR In London

Palo Alto-based venture capital firm Accel Partners said today that it has named John Earner as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the firm's London offices. The investor said that Earner was previously VP of Product Management and General Man...

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Aria Systems Names Marketing Chief

San Francisco-based Aria Systems, which develops cloud-based billing and subscription management tools, said this morning that it has named Sandra Vaughan as Chief Marketing Officer. Vaughan was previously at YouSendIt, serving as Chief Mar...

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

DFJ Adds Heidi Roizen To Firm

Venture capital investor Draper Fisher Jurveston said today that it has added Heidi Roizen to the firm, as a venture partner. Roizen, most recently at Mobius Venture Capital, also is known for her work at Apple Computer and T/Maker Company....

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

VisionCare Opthalmic Expands Series E

Saratoga-based VisionCare Opthalmic Technologies has closed an expansion of the firm's Series E financing, the company said this week. The funding was led by Agate Medical Investments. Size of the round was not disclosed. As part of the fun...

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Yahoo's Jerry Yang Departs Firm

Jerry Yang, the founder of Yahoo, has departed the firm, according to a statement from the firm Tuesday afternoon. Yahoo said that Yang is resigning from Yahoo, the board of Yahoo Japan Corporation, and Alibaba Group Holdings Limited, effec...

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Salesforce.com Hires Former U.S. CIO Kundra as EVP

San Francisco-based Salesforce.com announce today that it has hired Vivek Kundra, the former CIO of the U.S., as its Executive Vice President of Emerging Markets. Kundra had been the first Chief Information Officer in the United States, res...

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Google Taps VMware's Greene For Board

Mountain View-based Google said Thursday that it has tapped Diane Greene, the founder of VMware, to its board of directors. Greene also sits on the board of Intuit. Greene co-founded VMware in 1998, sold it to EMC in 2004, and was head of t...

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

InterWest Names Venture Partner

Menlo Park-based Interwest Partners has expanded its medical devices team, saying today that it has named Dr. Reza Zadno as a new venture partner at the venture firm. Zadno was most recently at New Leaf Venture Partners, and also was founde...

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Bessemer Bumps Two To VP

Menlo Park-based Bessemer Venture Partners has promoted two of its team members to Vice President, the venture investor said Monday. Bessemer said it has promoted Abhijeet Muzumdar, based in Mumbai, as well as Sarah Tavel, in Menlo Park, to...

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Yahoo Appoints PayPal's Scott Thompson As CEO

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo said this morning that it has named Scott Thompson, formerly President of PayPal, as its new CEO. The firm said that current interim CEO Tim Morse will resume his role as CFO on January 9th. Thompson was President of P...

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Pandora Names CMO

Oakland-based Pandora, the personalized music streaming service, reported today that it has named Simon Fleming-Wood as its Chief Marketing Officer. Fleming-Wood was previously in charge of marketing for Cisco's Consumer Products Group, the...

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Apple's Steve Jobs Dies

Steve Jobs, the co-founder and driving force behind Apple Computer, has died, according to a statement from Apple. In a page dedicated to Jobs, Apple said it had "lost a visionary and creative genius" and that the world had "lost an amazing...

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

SV Life Sciences Names New Venture Partner

SV Life Sciences, the venture capital investment firm with offices in Boston, San Francisco, and London, said Wednesday afternoon that it ha named Dr. Heiner Dreismann as a new Ventuer Partners. Dr. Dreismann has previously served at Roche ...

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Claremont Creek Adds Two

Oakland-based Claremont Creek Ventures, a seed and early-stage venture capital investor, said Monday that it has added Brian Berger as an associate, and Dave Lyons as an entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR). Berger, who is an MD, will invest in ...

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Yahoo's Bartz Fired

Carol Bartz, the CEO of Yahoo, has been fired by Chairman Roy Bostock, according to Bartz and a number of other sources. Reason for the firing and departure was not given. Yahoo has yet to issue a statement on the management change, howeve...

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Steve Jobs Resigns From Apple

In the end of an era, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has resigned, the Apple announced Wednesday afternoon. Apple, saying that Jobs will become Chairman of its board, said that Tim Cook, previously its COO, now becomes CEO. Cook has also joined the b...

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Monday, August 15, 2011

SignalDemand Names CEO

San Francisco-based SignalDemand, the predictive analytics firm backed by Catamount Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, and Interwest Partners, said today that it has named Mark Tice as its new CEO. Tice jo...

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Imperva Bolsters Board

Redwood Shores-based Imperva, the provider of data security products, said today that it has added Frank Slootman and David Strohm to its board of directors. Slootman is the CEo of ServiceNow, and also was CEo of Data Domain. Strohm is an i...

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Zynga Exec Jumps To eHarmony

Jeremy Verba, most recently founding General Manager of San Francisco's Zynga's Treasure Isle, has jumped to online matchmaking and dating site eHarmony. eHarmony said today that it has appointed Verba as CEO of the company, as well as a me...

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Friday, August 5, 2011

OpenTable Names CFO

San Francisco-based OpenTable, the online restaurant reservations site, said this week that it has named Duncan Robertson as its new Chief Financial Officer. Robertson joins the firm from SnapStick, where he was a co-founder and its CFO. He...

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Yelp Hires CFO From Move, As It Eyes IPO

San Francisco-based Yelp, the local business and restaurants review site, said Thursday that it has hired Rob Krolik as CFO of the company. Krolik was CFO of publicly held Move, based in Campbell, California. Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO of Yelp ...

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Friday, July 22, 2011

VantagePoint Capital Taps Former UK Foreign Secretary For Clean Tech Advice

San Bruno-based energy investor VantagePoint Capital Partners said this week that it has appointed former UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband as a Senior Advisor on its CleanTech Advisory Council. The firm said Miliband will help advice the...

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Accel Partners Adds Bill Ready As EIR

Venture capital firm Accel Partners said Wednesday that it has added Bill Ready as an Executive in Residence. Ready was most recently at iPay Technologies, and also has served at McKinsey & Co. Ready sold iPay Technologies to Jack Henry and...

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Monday, June 27, 2011

NEA Promotes Partner

Menlo Park-based venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates said this morning that it has promoted Mohamad Makhzoumi to Partner. Makhzoumi has been at the firm since 2005, and focuses on healthcare services and information technology in...

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Facebook Adds Reed Hastings To Board

Palo Alto-based Facebook said Thursday that it has named Reed Hastings, the Chairman and CEo of Netflix, to its board of directors. Hastings also sits on the board of Microsoft. Facebook's board also includes Marc Andreessen, Jim Breyer of ...

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Vivo Ventures Promotes Two

Palo Alto-based Vivo Ventures said today that it has promoted Dr. Chen Yu and Dr. James Zhao to Managing Partners. Yu has been at Vivo since 2004, and a Partner since 2007; Zhao has been at the firm since 2005. Yu represents Vivo on portfol...

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Eye-Fi Names Koren As CEO

Mountain View-based wireless memory card firm Eye-Fi said today that it has named co-founder Yuval Koren as its CEO. Koren replaces Jef Holove, who had been CEO since 2007. Eye-Fi did not give the reason for reinstalling Koren as CEO; Koren...

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Morgenthaler Names Mark Goines Partner

Menlo Park-based venture capital firm Morgenthaler Ventures said today that it has added angel investor Mark Goines as a partner at the firm. Morgenthaler said that Goines has joined its IT team in Menlo Park, and will focus on financial te...

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Mohr Davidow Names COO

Menlo Park-based venture capital firm Mohr Davidow said Friday that it has named Paul Cleveland as its Chief Operating Officer. MDV said that Cleveland will be responsible for finance, operations, and administrative functions in the newly c...

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tigo Energy Hires CFO

Los Gatos-based Tigo Energy, which develops power optimization technology for photovoltaic devices, said Wednesday that it has named John Niedermaier as Chief Financial Officer. Niedermaier was most recently at LGC Wireless/ADC. Niedermaier...

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tagged Snags MySpace Exec

San Francisco-based Tagged, an online social networking focused on meeting new people, said today that it has added Tish Whitcraft as its Chief Customer Officer. Whitcraft was most recently SVP of Customer Experience and Operations for Mysp...

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Oweing.com Names CEO

San Francisco-based Oweing.com, an online web resource focused on helping users pay off debt, said this week that it has named JB Orecchia as President and CEO. Orecchia was most recently at the Disney Interactive Media Group, where he was ...

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Jawbone Raises $49M

San Francisco-based Jawbone, the maker of Bluetooth headsets, has raised $49M in a funding round, the firm said Wednesday. The funding came from Andreesen Horowitz. The firm said the funding brings its total raised to just under $100M. As p...

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Glam Media Taps Yahoo Vets For Technology Boost

Glam Media said Friday that it has hired two Yahoo vets to bolster the firm's technology efforts. The firm said it has hired Navdeep Saini, former an engineering exec at Yahoo, as VP of Ad Products Engineering, and hired Stanley Wong, also ...

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Pandora Bolsters Board

Oakland-based Pandora, the Internet radio service founded by Tim Westergren, said Thursday that it has added Peter Chernin and Barry McCarthy to its board of directors. Chernin is the founder of The Chernin Group and Chernin Entertainment, ...

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Federated Media Names Deanna Brown CEO

San Francisco-based Federated Media Publishing, which represents online media and blog sites to advertisers, said today that it has named Deanna Brown as CEO. Brown was serving as President and COO. Brown has been at Federated Media since S...

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Elevation's Rajiv Dutta Passes Away

Rajiv Dutta, Managing Director at Elevation Partners, has passed away, after a recurrence of colon cancer. Dutta was previously CFO at eBay, as well as President of Skype and PayPal. Dutta also previously served at KLA-Tencor and Bio-Rad La...

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Accel Adds eHarmony's Waldorf

Accel Partners said last night that it has added Greg Waldorf, the former CEO of dating and matchmaking site eHarmony, as a CEO-in-Residence. Waldorf was the founding investors at eHarmony, and had been at the firm for 11 years, including t...

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Monday, January 31, 2011

ShareThis Hires Marketing Chief

Palo Alto-based ShareThis, an online service which allows users to share content with others while tying into brands and advertisers, said today that it has named Kristen Fergason as Chief Marketing Officer. Fergason has previously been at ...

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Monday, January 31, 2011

Symphony Technology Group Names New Managing Director

Palo Alto-based private equity firm Symphony Technology Group said this morning that it has named Marshall Haines as Managing Director. Haines joins the firm from Williston Financial Group, where he was COO. Haines has also previously serve...

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Auditude Raises $11M

Palo Alto-based Auditude, which develops technology to help companies monetize their online video, said today that it has raised $11M in a Series B financing round. The new round was led by Granite Ventures, and also included Silicon Valley...

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Google's Larry Page Takes CEO Position

Google said Thursday that co-founder Larry Page will head up the firm as CEO, as current CEO Eric Schmidt steps down. According to Schmidt, the move came as part of an effort to "simplify" the firm's management structure and speed up decisi...

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Salesforce.com Snags VP From Microsoft

San Francisco-based CRM software provider Salesforce.com said yesterday that it has named Matt Miszewki as its Senior Vice President, Global Public Sectors. Miszewski joins the firm from Microsoft, where he was General Manager of Worldwide ...

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Apple's Jobs Takes Medical Leave

Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple, has taken a medical leave of absence, according to a terse statement issued by Apple Computer this morning. According to an email released by the company from Jobs, Apple's board of directors has granted him a ...

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Intuit's Harris Joins SuccessFactors Board

San Mateo-based SuccessFactors, a developer of business management software, said today that it has appointed former Intuit and PayPal CEO Bill Harris to its board of directors. Harris currently heads up Personal Capital, and serves on the ...

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Greylock Adds Data Domain's Slootman As Partner

Menlo Park-based venture capital firm Greylock Partners said Wednesday that it has added former Data Domain CEO Frank Slootman as a Partner at the firm. According to Greylock, Slootman will focus on data center infrastructure start-ups, par...

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Amalfi Semiconductor Names New CEO

Los Gatos-based Amalfi Semiconductor, a developer of high performance, CMOS radio frequency (RF) and mixed signal semiconductor for the mobile handset market, said today that it has named Mark Foley as its new CEO. Amalfi, which is venture ...

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

3VR Finds $17M

San Francisco-based 3VR Security, a developer of video search and analytics technology, said Tuesday that it has raised $17M in a new round of funding. The firm said the round was led by Menlo Ventures, and also included investments from Kl...

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

DFJ Promotes Raffaelli

Menlo Park-based venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson announced this morning that it has promoted Josh Raffaelli from Principal to Associate. Raffaelli has been at DFJ since 2004, and is focused on energy and services investments. D...

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Monday, December 6, 2010

IngBoo Adds McNealy As Advisor

Sunnyvale-based IngBoo, a developer of social marketing software, is announcing today that Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy has joined the firm as an advisor. IngBoo is developing a social marketing software product which automates...

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

First Round's Herron Joins Intel Capital

Christine Herron, a venture capitalist at First Round Capital, said Wednesday that she is departing the firm to join Intel Capital. According to Herron, she will drive consumer and Internet deals for Intel in the Bay Area, and deepen Intel'...

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Yahoo Names Ross Levinsohn As Americas Head

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo! said Wednesday afternoon that it has appointed Ross Levinsohn, the former head of Fox Interactive Media, as its Executive Vice President of the Americas region. Levinsohn reports to CEO Carol Bartz. Levinsohn was most...

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

HeyStaks Gets $1.4M, Taps Former Yahoo VP For CEO

Irish-based social web search firm HeyStaks Technologies has raised about $1.4M in funding, which will go towards opening up an office in San Francisco and expanding its products and operations, the firm said today. The firm, which develops...

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Purdue Targets Silicon Valley

Indiana's Purdue University is looking to tap into Silicon Valley's innovation, hoping to draw some interest in investments and interest in the university and Indiana, saying today that it has opened up a West Coast office in the NASA Ames ...

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Former Zynga Exec Trader Joins Venture Firm Maveron

Andrew Trader, the former Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Zynga, has joined venture capital Maveron as an entrepreneur-in-residence. According to Seattle-based Maveron, Trader joins the frim's San Francisco offices. Trad...

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Former Zynga Exec Trader Joins Venture Firm Maveron

Andrew Trader, the former Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Zynga, has joined venture capital Maveron as an entrepreneur-in-residence. According to Seattle-based Maveron, Trader joins the frim's San Francisco offices. Trad...

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Monday, October 18, 2010

RockYou Snags Knight As SVP

Redwood City-based social games developer RockYou said this morning that it has named Jonathan Knight as its Senior Vice President. Knight was most recently at Electronic Arts and has also served at Activision. RockYou said that Knight was ...

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Bio Ventures for Global Health Adds Board Members

San Francisco-based BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH), a nonprofit focused on developing novel biotechnology-based drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics for the developing world, said it has added Burrill & Company's CEO and Founder, G. Stev...

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Twitter Names Costolo CEO

Dick Costolo, Twitter's COO, has been promoted to CEO, the firm said Monday afternoon. According to Twitter CEO Evan Williams, he will now focus on product strategy at the firm. Costolo has been COO at Twitter for the last year. ...

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Friday, October 1, 2010

HP Names SAP's Apotheker As CEO

Palo Alto-based HP said Thursday that it has named Leo Apotheker, former CEO of SAP, as its new CEO. The appointment came after a tumultuous two months for the firm, after ousting Mark Hurd due to issues with a female contractor, and Hurd's...

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

PVT Solar Absorbs $13.7M

Berkeley-based PVT Solar, a developer of solar energy technology which helps existing solar panels generate more energy and also provides hot water as a byproduct, has raised $13.7M in a Series B funding round. According to the firm, the ro...

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Meru Bolsters Board

Sunnyvale-based Meru Networks, a developer of 802.11n enterprise networking products, said today that it has named Stan Meresman to its board of directors. Meresman was formerly a General Partner and COO of Technology Crossover Ventures, an...

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sofinnova Ventures Adds General Partner

Menlo Park-based venture capital firm Sofinnova Ventures announced today that it has added Garheng Kong, M.D., Ph.D., as a General Partners. Kong joins the company from Intersouth Partners, where he was also a General Partner. According to ...

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Former HP Head Hurd Joins Oracle

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said today that it has added deposed HP head Mark Hurd as President of the firm. Oracle also said it has added Hurd to the firm's board. Hurd will report to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. Ellison said, in a statement,...

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Mayfield's Roberts Joins RealNetworks' Board

Janice Roberts, a Managing Director at Menlo Park-based Mayfield Fund, has just joined the board of directors of publicly held RealNetworks. Roberts investments include Aliph, PlayFirst, Quickoffice, and Ubicom. Roberts also has served at 3...

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Recurve Names New CEO

San Francisco-based Recurve, which provides both energy efficiency software and green energy remodeling services, said yesterday that it has named Andy Leventhal as the firm's CEO. Leventhal was most recently founder and CEO of Planet Metri...

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

USVP Adds Three To Team

Menlo Park-based venture capital firm U.S. Venture Partners reports today that it has added three individuals to its team. The firm said it has added John Hadl as a Venture Partner, on the firm's Consumer Internet and Business Services inve...

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Highland Capital Partners Adds Google's Manish Patel

Menlo Park-based venture capital firm Highland Capital Partners announced today that it has added Manish Patel, most recently at Google, as a Principal. Highland said that Patel will be based in the firm's Menlo Park office. Highland said P...

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Zynga Adds Van Natta As EVP

San Francisco-based social games maker Zynga has hired former MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta as Executive Vice President of Business Operations at the firm. The news came from a number of sources. Van Natta was most recently CEO of MySpace, but...

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Yodlee Names EMEA Exec

Redwood City-based Yodlee, a developer of online personal finance management and payment products, said today that it has promoted Jason O'Shaughnessy to Managing Director, EMEA. O'Shaughnessy was most recently Director, EMEA at the firm. T...

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pliant Names Engineering VP

Milpitas-based Pliant Technology, a developer of solid state disk drives, said today that it has named Mark Delsman as its Vice President of Engineering. Delsman joins the company from Dot Hill Systems, where he was Vice President of Softwa...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sling's Krikorian Joins DCM

Menlo Park-based venture capital firm DCM said Wednesday that it has added Jason Krikorian, the co-founder of Sling Media and creator of the Slingbox, as a new General Partner at the firm. DCM announced the addition of Kirkorian along with ...

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Allegis Capital Names Kendall Cooper CFO

Palo Alto-based venture capital firm Allegis Capital said today that it has named Kendall Cooper as its Chief Financial Officer. Cooper was most recently CFO of The Mayfield Fund, and also was a managing member of Sequoia Capital VIII. Coop...

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Zenprise Raises $9M

Fremont-based Zenprise announced this morning that it has raised $9M in a new round of funding. The round was led by Rembrandt Venture Partners, and also includes prior investors Ignition Partners, Bay Partners, Mayfield and Shasta Venture...

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Linden Lab Loses CEO

In further turmoil at the maker of the Second Life virtual world, San Francisco-based Linden Lab said yesterday that CEO Mark Kingdon has stepped down. Kingdon is being replaced on an interim basis by founder Philip Rosedale, and current CF...

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Yahoo Adds Board Members

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo said today that it has added Brad Smith, the President and CEO of Intuit, and Patti Hart, CEO of International Game Technology (IGT) to its board. The two were elected as part of its annual shareholder meeting. Smith h...

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Yodlee Names CFO

Redwood City-based Yodlee, which develops personal finance management software, said today that it has appointed Jim Frankola as Chief Financial Officer. Frankola was most recently at Ariba, where he was Executive Vice President and Chief F...

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

StumbleUpon Taps Two Googlers For Positions

San Francisco-based StumbleUpon, which operates a site which allows users to share web sites and other information with each other, said yesterday that it has named Anthony Napolitano Director of Sales, and Oliver Hsiang Director of Strateg...

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Khosla's Ford Tamer Becomes CEO Of Telegent

Venture capitalist Ford Tamer, who was most recently a partner at Khosla Ventures, has departed the firm and has become CEO of Telegent Systems, a developer of mobile TV receivers. Telegent said Thursday that Tamer takes up the reins of CEO...

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

eASIC Names COO

Santa Clara-based eASIC, the developer of new ASIC technology which is backed by Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPCB), Crescendo Ventures, Advanced Equities Incorporated and Evergreen Partners, said yesterday that it h...

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Practice Fusion Adds Goines To Board

San Francisco-based Practice Fusion, a developer of electronic medical records software, said today that it has added angel investor and former Intuit exec Mark Goines to is baord of directors. Goines was most recently Senior Vice President...

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Friday, June 4, 2010

Highland Capital Expands In Silicon Valley

Venture capital firm Highland Capital Partners said this week that it has relocated Peter Bell from its Boston offices to Menlo Park. Bell, who is a General Partner at the firm, is focused on technology investments, including investments in...

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Accel Partners Hires RealNetworks' Glaser

Palo Alto-based Accel Partners said this morning that it has added Rob Glaser, Chairman and founder of RealNetworks, to the firm. Accel said it has named Glaser to the position of Venture Partner, where he will focus on digital media techno...

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Obopay Names President

Redwood City-based Obopay, a developer of mobile banking and payment technology, said today that it has named Deepak Chandnani as President. Chandnani has been at Obopay since November of 2008, and previously also served at Wire and Wireles...

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Quantcast Taps Google, Fenwick For Execs

San Francisco-based Quantcast, a provider of Internet traffic measurement services, said today that it has snagged a Google VP, Juli Pekarovic, as the firm's new Chief Financial Officer. The company also said it has hired Michael Blum, form...

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Friday, May 7, 2010

BookRenter Adds Netflix Co-Founder Randolph To Board

San Mateo-based BookRenter, an online provider of textbook rentals, said today that it has added Marc Randolph, co-founder of Netflix, to its board of directors. Randolph co-founded Netflix with Reed Hastings, and was CEO of the firm until ...

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Demandforce Names VP

San Francisco-based Demandforce said Thursday that it has named Patrick Barry as the firm's Vice President of Marketing and Product Management. Barry was most recently VP of Product Management at Yahoo, focused on desktop, television, and m...

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

ImageSpan Gets Funding, New CEO

Sausalito-based ImageSpan, a developer of content licensing and royalty software, announced today that it has received a new round of growth financing, and named a new CEO. The firm said that the new round of financing came from Bertelsmann...

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Allvoices Taps Ask Jeeves's Warthen As CTO

San Francisco-based Allvoices.com, an online site focused on sharing and ranking news and opinions on the web, said today that it has named David Warthen, co-founder of Ask Jeeves, as its Chief Technology Officer. Warthen was CTO of Ask Jee...

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Yahoo Names Chief Product Officer

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo said yesterday that it has named Blake Irving as Chief Product Officer, and has shifted Prabhakar Raghavan as Chief Scientist at Yahoo! Labs. According to Yahoo, Irving replaces Ari Balogh, who is leaving the firm for ...

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Playdom Names CTO

Mountain View-based social gaming firm Playdom said Monday that it has named David Sobeski, former a SVP at Yahoo!, as its Chief Technology Officer. Sobeski most recently headed Yahoo's Open Strategy and Data platform efforts, and also serv...

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Virgin Green Fund Adds Yahoo's Coppel As Partner

San Francisco-based Virgin Green Fund, the clean technology investment fund backed by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, said today that it has added Toby Coppel, formerly Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Director, Yahoo! Europe, as a P...

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Nexenta Names VP

Mountain View-based Nexenta Systems, a developer of storage products, said today that it has named Rick Hayes as its Vice President of Technical Operations. Hayes joins the firm from GlassHouse Technologies, where he was principal Consultan...

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

DebtGoal Adds Experian Execs

San Francisco-based DebtGoal, an online site focused on helping people manage their debt, said Thursday that it has added Ed Ojdana, founder of FreeCreditReport.com and CEO of Experian Interactive, to its board, and also appointed Igor Vaks...

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Chegg.com Taps Stanger For CFO Position

Santa Clara-based Chegg.com, which operates an online textbook rental service, announced today that it has named Gregory S. Stanger as the firm's Chief Financial Officer. Stanger joins the company from Technology Crossover Ventures, where h...

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Clarus Ventures Names Venture Partner

San Francisco- and Cambridge-based life science venture capital firm Clarus Ventures announced this morning that it has named William D. Young as a Venture Partner at its San Francisco Office. Young was most recently CEO of Monogram Bioscie...

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Chegg Adds Netflix CFO To Board

Santa Clara-based online textbook rental site Chegg.com said Tuesday that it has aded Netflix CFO Barry McCarthy to its board of directors. McCarthy has been the CFO of Netflix since 1999. McCarthy also serves on the board of online investm...

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Playdom Invests In MetroGames

San Francisco-based social gaming firm Playdom said late Tuesday evening that it has invested $5M in Buenos Aires, Argentina-based MetroGames. According to Playdom, MetroGames will will use the funding to expand its pipeline of games, and t...

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Aggregate Knowledge Names Sales VP

San Mateo-based Aggregate Knowledge, a developer of advertising personalization and display ad optimization technology, said Wednesday that it has named Perry Nusbaum as its new Senior Vice President of National Sales. Nusbaum was most rece...

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Trimble Adds VMware's Peek To Board

Sunnyvale-based Trimble, a maker of GPS-enabled equipment for surveying, construction, agriculture, and other industries, said Tuesday that it has added Mark S. Peek to its board. Peek is Chief Financial Officer at VMware, and also previous...

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Monday, March 8, 2010

eXo Snags $6M More

San Francisco-based eXo, a developer of Java middleware for cloud computing, announced today that it has raised $6M in funding. The round came from Auriga Partners and XAnge Capital. The firm said that as part of the acquisition, it has nam...

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

ShareThis Taps Tim Draper For Board

Mountain View-based ShareThis, an online service which allows people to share videos, pictures, articles, and other information, said earlier this week that it has named Tim Draper, of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, to its board of directors. Sha...

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Agilent Loses CFO To Skype

Santa Clara-based Agilent Technologies said Wednesday afternoon that the firm's EVP and CFO, Adrian T. Dillon, is resigning from his position, as of April 1st, to join Skype. According to Agilent, Dillon is becoming Chief Financial and Admi...

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Lumenergi Names Sales VP

Newark, California-based Lumenergi, a developer of network lighting and control systems, said today that it has hired ona VP of Sales. The firm said that it has hired Peter Weller, previously at Luminus Devices, to the position. Weller has ...

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Monday, March 1, 2010

NexTag Taps Orbitz Founder Katz As CEO

San Mateo-based comparison shopping site NexTag announced today that it has named Jeffrey G. Katz as the firm's new CEO. Katz was most recently Chairman, President, and CEO of LeapFrog Enterprises, the firm behind the Leapfrog educational p...

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Innovalight Names Sales VP

Sunnyvale-based Innovalight, a developer of solar cell technology based on silicon ink, said Monday that it has hired Boris Mathiszik as the firm's Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Mathiszik joins from BTU International in Shanghai, and a...

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

SenSage Names CFO

San Francisco-based SenSage announced this morning that it has appointed Charlie Ryan as the firm's Chief Financial Officer. The developer of cyber-security and monitoring tools said that Ryan joins from HP, where he was Vice President of S...

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Vindicia Names COO, CFO

Redwood City-based Vindicia, a developer of software used to manage subscription billing, said today that it has named Mark Resnick as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for the firm. Resnick joins the firm from Transera Co...

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

LensVector Raises $30M

Mountain View-based LensVector, a developer of chips which provide autofocus capability to mobile devices, has raised $30M in a Series C funding, the firm said today. The round was led by Institutional Venture Partners and also included Men...

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Yelp Gets $25M From Elevation

San Francisco-based Yelp reported Wednesday afternoon that Elevation Partners has agreed to make a $25M investment in the firm, in a Series E investment round. In addition to the investment, Yelp said that Elevation will look to increase it...

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Quantance Names Engineering VP

San Mateo-based Quantance, a developer of RF and wireless semiconductors, said that it has named Lon Christensen as the firm's Vice President of Engineering. Christensen joins the firm from Spreadtrum Communications, where he was CTo and VP...

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Linden Lab Names CFO

San Francisco-based virtual worlds firm Linden Lab said yesterday that it has appointed Bob Komin as the firm's Chief Financial Officer. Komin was previously at solar energy firm Solexel, and also served at Tellme Networks, Cincinnati Bell,...

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Yahoo Names New Board Member

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo announced Thursday that it has named Sue James to the firm's board of directors. James previously served at Ernst & Young, where she was for 35 years, and also sits on the boards of Applied Materials and Coherent. Yaho...

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Bridgelux Raises $50M More, Hires Seagate's Watkins As CEO

Sunnyvale-based Bridgelux, a developer of solid state lighting technology, announced this morning that it has raised $50M in a Series D financing, and named a new CEO. According to the firm, the $50M round was led by VantagePoint Venture Pa...

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

ReputationDefender Gets $8.65M

Redwood City-based ReputationDefender, a provider of serviecs for managing online reputation and privacy, said Tuesday that it raised $8.65M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Kleiner Perkins Cau...

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Elevation Partners Taps Apple's Tevanian For Post

Menlo Park-based private equity firm Elevation Partners reported this morning that it has tapped Avadis "Avie" Tevanian, most recently Chief Software Technology Officer at Apple, as a Managing Director. According to Elevation partners, Teva...

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Zscaler Names Engineering VP

Sunnyvale-based Zscaler, a developer of software-as-a-service security tools, said today that it has named Gururaj Singh as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Data Center Operations. Singh was most recently VP and co-General Manager o...

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Quova Hires Former Yahoo GM Webster As Exec

Mountain View-based Quova, which operates a service which provides the location of IP addresses from web visitors to companies, said today that former GM of Yahoo's Lead Generation business, Jay Webster, has been named its Chief Product Off...

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

AlikeList Finds $5M For Local Business Guide

Sunnyvale-based AlikeList, a new startup focused on helping people find and review local businesses, said this morning that it has landed $5M in a Series A funding round. The round came from Syncom Venture Partners. Syncom's Tony Thomas and...

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Offerpal Media Hires RockYou's Mihir Shah

Fremont-based virtual currency firm Offerpal Media said today that it has hired Mihir Shah, former VP Ad Network for RockYou, as its Chief Revenue Officer. Offerpal said that Shah will oversee all of the firm's commercial activities, includ...

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Adaptec Names Worldwide Sales VP

Milpitas-based Adaptec, a developer of network and storage adapters, said today that it has named Jared Peters as Vice President of Worldwide sales at the firm. Peters has been at Adaptec for 16 years, and was most recently VP International...

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Playdom Names New CFO

Mountain View-based social gaming firm Playdom said Thursday that it has named Christa Quarles as its Chief Financial Officer. Quarles was formerly managing director of Thomas Weisel Partners Group, where she was for over a decade. Quarles ...

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Zuora Names Shawn Price As President, GM

San Francisco-based Zuora, a software-as-a-service provider of online subscription billing and payments, announced today that it has added Shawn Price as its President and General Manager. Price is the former CEO and Chairman of Savvion, an...

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

DisplayLink Lands $8M

Palo Alto-base dDisplayLink, a developer of semiconductors and software for transmitting graphics over USB, Wireless USB, and Ethernet connections, said today that it has landed $8M in venture capital and named a new CEO. The Series C fundi...

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Metacafe Names Former Fox Interactive Media COO To Board

Palo Alto-based online video sharing site Metacafe announced this morning that it has added Mark Jung, former Chief Operating Officer of Fox Interactive Media, to its board of directors. Jung was also CEO of IGN Entertainment, which he sold...

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bessemer Taps Mint.com Designer

Menlo Park-based venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners has snagged the lead designer at Mint.com, Jason Putorti, as a "Designer-in-Residence", the firm said today. According to Bessemer, Putorti will help Bessemer's portfolio compa...

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Kilopass Names Sales VP

Santa Clara-based Kilopass Technology., a developer of non-voltaic memory intellectual property for the semiconductor industry, announced this morning that it has named Juan Chapa as its Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Chapa joins the co...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Elevation Taps eBay's Dutta As Managing Director

Menlo Park-based Elevation Partners, the private equity firm whose founders include Roger McNamee and U2's Bono, said today that it has added former eBay EVP Rajiv Dutta as a Managing Director. Dutta was most recently EVP of eBay and Presid...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Elevation Taps eBay's Dutta As Managing Director

Menlo Park-based Elevation Partners, the private equity firm whose founders include Roger McNamee and U2's Bono, said today that it has added former eBay EVP Rajiv Dutta as a Managing Director. Dutta was most recently EVP of eBay and Presid...

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Greylock Closes $575M Fund, Hires Reid Hoffman

Venture capital firm Greylock Partners said Monday that it has closed Greylock XIII, a $575M, venture capital fund, and also hired on LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman as an investing partners. According to Greylock, the new fund will go to investmen...

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Bling Nation Grabs $20M

Palo Alto-based Bling Nation, which operates a mobile payments service, said today that it has raised $20M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Balderton Capital, and also included prior investor Lightspeed Venture Partners. Bl...

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Friday, October 30, 2009

McAfee Names VP, GM

Santa Clara-based McAfee said this morning that it has named Stuart McClure as its Senior Vice President and General Manager of its Risk and Compliance business unit. McClure was previously VP of Operations and Strategy for the McAfee unit....

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Zecco Promotes CIO to CEO

Burlingame-based Zecco Holdings, and online Web 2.0 discount brokerage whose hook is free trading to users, reported this week that it has named Michael Raneri as CEO of the firm. Ranieri was most recently the firm's Chief Information Offic...

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Benchmark Adds Wolfe As EIR

Menlo Park-based Benchmark Capital said Wednesday that Michael Wolfe has rejoined the firm as Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Wolfe, who has previously served as an EIR at the firm, was most recently Chief Technology Officer at Symantec's Enterp...

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

JiWire Snags Venrock's Courtney

San Francisco-based JiWire, a provider of mobile audience measurement services, announced this morning that it has appointed David Courtney as its CEO. Courtney joins the company from Venrock, where he was serving as Executive-In-Residence....

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Accel Expands In India

Accel Partners said late Monday that it has hired Neeraj Bharadwaj as a Managing Director at the firm's Indian operations. Bharadwaj joins the company from Apax Partners India, where he was Managing Director and Country Head. Accel said tha...

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

NEA Names Viswanathan General Partner, Torti As Principal

Menlo Park-based New Enterprise Associates announced Wednesday that it has named Ravi Viswanathan, Ph.D., as a General Partner. Viswanathan has been at the company since 2004, and cover energy and information technology investments for the ...

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ooyala Raises $10M More

Mountain View-based Ooyala, a developer of a video hosting application and platform, said last night that it raised $10M in a Series C funding round. The round was led by Rembrandt Venture Partners, and also included prior investors Sierra ...

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Atmel Names Euro VP

San Jose-based Atmel, a developer of microcontroller and other semiconductors, said today that it has named Joerg Strughold as its Vice President of European Sales. Strughold joins the firm from Qimonda, and has also served at Infineon, Sie...

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Right90 Names New CEO

Foster City-based Right90, a developer of sales forecasting software, announced today that it has appointed Arthur Wong as its new CEO. Wong has served at Symantec, where he was Senior Vice President of a number of business units, was CEO o...

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Splunk Names Ops VP

San Francisco-based Splunk, a developer of software used to search and monitor IT infrastructure, reports today that it has hired on Tom Schodorf, former VP and General Manager of BMC Software, has been named Senior Vice President of Worldw...

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Friday, October 2, 2009

WideOrbit Installs CFO

San Francisco-based WideOrbit announced Thursday that it has appointed Margaret McCarthy as the firm's new Chief Financial Officer. McCarthy joins the firm from Red Condor, where she also served as CFO. McCarthy has also served at Atom Ente...

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Kai-Fu Lee Boosts WI Harper Involvement

San Francisco-based venture capital firm WI Harper Group said this morning that Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, most recently president of Google China, has become Chairman of the firm's advisory board, and will help the firm with trends, strategy and inve...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sonoa Snags Exec From Microsoft

Santa Clara-based Sonoa Systems said today that it has hired away Sam Ramji,senior director of platform strategy at Microsoft, to direct product strategy and business development at the firm. Sonoa, which is venture backed by Norwest Ventur...

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

NEOEDGE Raises $4.0M

Mountain View-based NEOEDGE, which is developing advertising services to the casual games market, said today that it has raised $4.0M in a Series A funding round. According to the firm, the financing was co-led by VanEdge Capital and Jeffer...

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

LogLogic Expands Board

San Jose-based LogLogic, a provider of log and security management software, said today that it has added three members to its board of directors. The firm has added Peter Goettner, Marc Verstaen and Deborah Rieman to the board. Goettner is...

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Polaris Wireless Taps Schoenfield As Sales VP

Santa Clara-based Polaris Wireless, which develops software-based wireless location technology, said this morning that it has hired Robert Schoenfield as its Vice President of Sales for North America. Polaris, which is venture backed by Dra...

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Zuberance Names VP

San Carlos-based Zuberance, a venture backed provider of word-of-mouth marketing services, said today that it has named Dave Goulden as its Vice President of Product. Zuberance--which is funded by Emergence Capital Partners--said that Gould...

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Monday, September 21, 2009

TradeBeam Names CEO

San Mateo-based TradeBeam said late last week that it has named Edward R. Flaherty as the firm's CEO and member of its board of directors. Flaherty was most recently CEO and President of TrenStar, and also has served at The Feld Group and E...

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Ausra Names President, COO

Mountain View-based Ausra, a developer of concentrating solar power systems, announced today that it has named Dr. Thomas Caufield as its President and Chief Operating Officer. Caufield was most recently at Novellus Systems, where he was EV...

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Andreessen Joins HP Board

Palo Alto-based HP said Thursday that Marc Andreessen has joined the firm's board. Andreessen was co-founder of Netscape Communications, and is now co-founder and general partner of venture firm Andreessen Horowitz. He's also chairman at Ni...

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Apple Taps Intel For Legal Head

Cupertino-based Apple has hired away Intel's general counsel, the firm reported this morning. According to Apple, it has hired Bruce Sewell, formerly Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Intel, as its General Counsel and Senior Vic...

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Ikanos Snags CTO From Tallwood

Fremont-based Ikanos Communications, a publicly held provider of semiconductors, including VSDL2/ADSL and network processing chips, said Monday that it has hired on Debajyoti "Debu" Pal as its Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Offi...

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Sanmina-SCI Names CFO

San Jose-based Sanmina-SCI said today that it has hired on Bob Eulau as the firm's EVP and Chief Financial officer. Ealau joins from Alien Technology, where he was EVP, COO, and CFO. He has also served at Rambus and Hewlett Packard. Sanmina...

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cisco Systems Names Sarin To Board

San Jose-based Cisco Systems said yesterday that it has named Arun Sarin, the former CEO of Vodafone Group plc., to its board of directors. Sarin had previously been on Cisco's board between 1998 to 2003. Sarin has also served at Accel-KKR ...

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Outspark Names CEO

San Francisco-based Outspark, a publisher of massively multiplayer online games, reported Monday that it has appointed Owen Mahoney as the firm's CEO. Mahoney has previously served at Electronic Arts, where he was SVP of Corporate and Busin...

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mayfield Hires Away DFJ's Melton

Menlo Park-based venture capital fund Mayfield reported this morning that it has added Emily Melton as a Partner at the firm. According to Mayfield, Melton will focus on investing in the consumer Internet sector, working with Raj Kapoor, Na...

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Jigsaw Hires CFO

San Francisco-based Jigsaw, which operates a business information service, said Thursday that it has hired on Steven Klei as the firm's Chief Financial Officer. Klei joins from Xactly, where he was itnerim CFO. He also had served at ZANTAZ...

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Khosla Raises $1B In New Funds

Khosla Ventures, the venture capital firm headed by Vinod Khosla, said this morning that it has raised more than $1 billion in new capital in two new funds. According to Khosla, its new funds are Khosla Ventures III, worth $750M, and Khosla...

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Monday, August 31, 2009

SourceForge Loses Sobel

Mountain View-based SourceForge reported Monday that Jon Sobel, Group President of the firm's Media Group, will depart the firm at the end of September. No reason for the departure was given. Sobel had joined SourceForge in October of 2007,...

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Shasta Names StumbleUpon's Michael Buhr As EIR

Menlo Park-based venture capital firm Shasta Ventures reports today that it has added Michael Buhr as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the firm. According to Shasta, Buhr will evaluate prospective investments in the area of online discovery ...

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ooyala Appoints Fred Warren As Chairman

Mountain View-based Ooyala announced this morning that it has appointed Fred Warren as Chairman of the firm's board of directors. Warren was co-founder of Brentwood Associates, and also founded Sage Venture Partners. Warren was one of the o...

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Genius Names Sales VP

San Mateo-based Genius.com, a provider of B2B email marketing software and services, said today that it has named David Satterwhite as EVP of Sales, Service, and Business Development. Satterwhite joins the firm from newScale, and has also s...

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ooyala Names New CEO

Mountain View-based Ooyala, which provides video hosting services and software, reported today that it has named Jay Fulcher as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO and founder Bismarck Lepe becomes President of Product...

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Friday, August 7, 2009

Turn Names Business Ops VP

Redwood City-based Turn, a digital advertising network, said Thursday that it has named Masroor Malik as Vice President of Business Operations for the firm. Malik joins the firm from Efficient Frontier, and has also served at Yahoo, Yodlee,...

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

SenSage Names Marketing Head

San Francisco-based SenSage announced Wednesday that the firm has hired on Joe Gottlieb as the firm's Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Gottlieb joins the company from McAfee, where he was VP of Corporate Strategy and Te...

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Google's Schmidt Resigns From Apple Board

Cupertino-based Apple Computer announced today that Google CEO Dr. Eric Schmidt is resigning from its board of directors, as Google and Apple are increasingly going head to head in the software market. According, to Apple's Steve Jobs, Schm...

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Zuora Taps eBay Vet For VP

San Francisco-based Zuora, which is developing software-as-a-service for handling subscription billing and payments, reported this week that it has hired Elizabeth Tse as its Vice President of Customer Operations. Zuora, which is backed by ...

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

MontaVista Promotes Marketing VP

Santa Clara-based MontaVista Software, a developer of embedded Linux operating systems, reported Tuesday that it has promoted Dan Cauchy to VP Marketing. Cauchy will report to CEO Rusty Harris. Cauchy was most recently the firm's Senior Dir...

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Schooner Information Technology Raises $20M

Menlo Park-based Schooner Information Technology, which develops appliances focused on Web 2.0 and cloud computing data centers, said Monday that it has raised $20M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Menlo Ventures, and also ...

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Extreme Networks Taps Nortel For CTO

Santa Clara-based Extreme Networks reported today that it has hired on former Nortel CTO Vish Nandlall as its Chief Technology Officer. Nandlall was CTO for Notel's Carrier Networks division, and was also chief architect of Nortel's CDMA an...

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tesla Motors Loses Science Director

Tesla Motors has lost the firm's Science Director, Rob Ferber, who was in charge of the firm's development of lithium battery packs, according to Texas firm KLD Energy Technologies. KLD, which develops high performance electric motors for t...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

InMage Grabs Marketing VP From Analyst Firm

Santa Clara-based InMage, a developer of disk-based disaster recovery products, said this morning that it has hired on Eric Burgener as its Senior Vice President of marketing. Burgenor joins the firm from storage analyst firm the Taneja Gro...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Auditude Hires Exec

Palo Alto-based Auditude, which is developing technology to index and monetize online video, said Tuesday that it has added Mike Gaffney as Chief Revenue Officer of the firm. Gaffney joins from Yahoo, where he was Vice President of Business...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Danoo Names New CEO

San Francisco-based Danoo, which delivers out-of-home content and advertising to coffee shops, cafes, and airports, said today that it has named Garry McGuire, Jr. as its CEO. McGuire also joins the board. McGuire was most recently chairman...

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Rembrandt Venture Partners Adds General Partner

Menlo Park-based Rembrandt Venture Partners has snagged a venture partner from Accel Partners, the firm said Tuesday, and appointed him General Partner at the firm. The early stage venture firm said that Rhee was most recently a Venture Par...

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

SlideRocket Gets $5M

San Francisco-based SlideRocket reports this morning that it has received $5M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Azure Capital Partners, and also included Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. As part of the funding, the firm said...

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

PivotLink Hires Sales VP

San Francisco-based PivotLink, a developer of software-as-a-service applications for the business intelligence market, said today that it has named David Vonk as Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development. PivotLink, which is v...

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Truviso Nabs $3M, Hires Executive Team

Foster City-based Truviso, which develops software for business analytics, said this morning that the firm has raised an additional $3M in funding from the company's existing investors, which include ONSET Ventures, Diamondhead Ventures, an...

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Aloqa Raises $1.5M

Palo Alto-based Aloqa, a developer of context-aware mobile applications for Android, said this morning it has raised $1.5M in a Series A funding round. Aloqua said the funding came from Wellington Partners as well as unnamed angels. The fir...

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Nexage Finds $4M, But Leaves For Boston

Fremont-based Nexage, which develops mobile advertising technology, disclosed this morning that it has raised $4M in a Series A funding round, but also said it would be relocating its headquarters to Boston as part of the funding. According...

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Zetta Names Sales Head

Sunnyvale-based Zetta, a provider of enterprise cloud storage products, said this week that it has added Tom Govan as Head of Worldwide Sales for the firm. Zetta, which is backed by $11M in funding from Sigma Partners, Foundation Capital an...

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Cisco Taps Hooper As Chief Strategy Officer

San Jose-based Cisco said today that it has named Ned Hooper, the firm's Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Consumer, to the additional position of Chief Strategy Officer. Cisco said that Hooper's expanded role will give him...

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Monday, July 6, 2009

IDT Hires VP

San Jose-based Integrated Device Technology, a provider of mixed signal semiconductors, reported this morning that it has hired on Mansour Izadinia as the firm's Vice President of Analog Technology and Strategy. Izadinia joins the firm from...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Opus Capital Snags iPhone VP As General Partner

Menlo Park-based venture capital firm Opus Capital reports today that it has snagged Bob Borchers, the former Senior Director of Worldwide Product Marketing for Apple's iPhone, as a general partner. Opus said that Borchers will focus on inv...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Yahoo Names Branding Head

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo said Tuesday that it has hired on a new executive to boost the firm's branding efforts. According to Yahoo, it has hired on Penny Baldwin as Senior Vice President, Global Integrated Marketing and Brand Management. Bald...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Zynga Hires Chief Designer

San Francisco-based social games developer Zynga reported today that industry veteran Brian Reynolds has joined the firm as chief designer. In this newly created role, Zynga noted, Reynolds will head its East Coast operations while directin...

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Facebook Names CFO

Palo Alto-based Facebook reported Monday that it has named the former EVP and CFO of Genentech, David Ebersman, as the firm's Chief Financial Officer. Ebersman was at Genentech for nearly 15 years, and had served as EVP and CFO at that firm...

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Qualys Names Retired Four-star General to Board

Qualys reported this morning that it has appointed former Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace to its board of directors. The Redwood City-based provider of hosted IT security risk and compliance management software and servic...

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Cypress Hires India Head

Mixed-signal integrated circuit manufacturer Cypress Semiconductor announced Monday that it has hired Rajeev Mehtani as senior vice president of India operations. The San Jose-based company said Mehtani will supervise its Cypress India bus...

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Friday, June 26, 2009

iSkoot Snags VP From eBay

San Francisco-based iSkoot, a developer of web services for mobile handsets, said Thursday that the firm has snagged talent from eBay for its newest executive. According to iSkoot, it has named Wayne Fenton as Vice President of Global Produ...

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

LinkedIn Installs Weiner As CEO

Mountain View-based LinkedIn reported Wednesday that it has named Jeff Weiner as CEO of the firm, replacing current CEO Reid Hoffman. Hoffman remains as executive Chairman of the firm. Weiner has been interim President of LinkedIn since Jan...

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Exar Names New CFO

Exar Corp., a manufacturer of communications and power ICs, reported Tuesday that it has promoted Kevin S. Bauer to vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately. Bauer, the Fremont-based firm explained, succeeds J. Scot...

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

ZeroG Wireless Installs Winner as CEO

ZeroG Wireless, a manufacturer of low-power Wi-Fi semiconductors, reported yesterday that it has hired Greg Winner as chief executive officer. The Sunnyvale-based company said Winner previously served as general manager of Atheros Communica...

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Playdom Names EA's Pleasants CEO

Mountain View-based social gaming developer Playdom reported Thursday that it has hired on John Pleasants as its CEO. Pleasants joins Playdom from Electronic Arts, where he was PResident, Global Publishing and Chief Operating Officer. Pleas...

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

InQuira Names VP

San Bruno-based InQuira, a developer of software for web help and contact center support, said Tuesday that it has appointed Stephen Raye as the firm's Vice President of Customer Experience Strategies. Raye was the founder of eVergance, a m...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

ngmoco Hires Former SEGA Chief

San Francisco-based mobile games developer and publisher ngmoco reported Monday that it has hired former SEGA executive Simon Jeffery as chief publishing officer. ngmoco described Jeffery as a 22-year veteran of the gaming industry who most...

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Monday, June 15, 2009

SourceForge Wrestles Sileck Onto Board

Moutain View-based SourceForge, which operates a network of open source focused web sites, including Slashdot and SourceForge.net, said Monday that it has named Michael Sileck to the firm's board of directors. Sileck was most recently COO o...

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Neterion Names VP

Cupertino-based Neterion, a developer of 10 gigabit Ethernet adapters, announced this morning that it has hired on John Hagerman as its Vice President of Business Development. Hagerman was most recently at Chelsio Communications, and has al...

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Yahoo Names New CFO

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo disclosed Thursday afternoon that the firm has appointed Tim Morse as the firm's new Chief Financial Officer. Morse joins the firm from Altera Corporation, and has also served at General Electric Plastics. The company ...

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sequans Hires VP

Cupertino-based WiMAX chipmaker Sequans Communications reported Tuesday that it has hired Craig Miller as vice president of marketing and business development. Sequans was vice president of product management and marketing at NextWave Wirel...

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Quova Names Sales Head

Mountain View-based Quova, which provides geolocation data based on the Internet addresses of web visitors, said this week that it has hired on Tim Krozek as its Chief Revenue Officer. Krozek joins the company from Efficent Frontier, where ...

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Ocarina Taps Former VERITAS Exec For Board

San Jose-based Ocarina Networks, a provider of storage management software, reported Wednesday that it has tapped Paul Sallaberry for the firm's board of directors. Sallaberry was EVP of Worldwide Field Operationss for VERITAS Software; he ...

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Yahoo Snags Another VP From NetApp

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo! disclosed today that the firm has appointed Eric Channing Brown as the firm's Senior Vice President of Global Communications, overseeing the firm's public relations, product promotion, and other communications efforts...

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Endoscopic Technologies Raises $8M

San Ramon-based Endoscopic Technologies, a developer of cardiac surgery devices, announced today that the firm has raised $8M in a n equity financing raise. According to the firm, the funding was led by NBGI Ventures, and also included Sai...

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Chegg Snags Ask.com's Safka

Santa Clara-based Chegg, an online textbook rental firm backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), Foundation Capital, Gabriel Venture Partners and Primera Capital, said today that it has named Jim Safka as its new CEO. Safka was mo...

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Ruckus Wireless Names CFO

Sunnyvale-based Ruckus Wireless said earlier this week that it has named Seamus Hennessy as the firm's new Chief Financial Officer. Hennessy joins the firm from Aerohive Networks, where he also served as CFO. According to Ruckus, Seamus has...

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bunchball Snags Googler For VP

San Jose-based Bunchball, which is backed by Granite Ventures and Adobe Systems Incorporated, said Wednesday that it has snagged a former Google employee as its new Senior Vice President of Product Marketing. Bunchball has hired Amy Richard...

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Axcient Adds $2M More To Series A

Mountain View-based Axcient, a developer of data protection software and services, said Wednesday that it has added $2M to its previously announced Series A round of funding. The firm said the new funding came from Thomvest Ventures, and br...

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sportgenic Names VP

San Francisco-based sports media firm Sportgenic reported this morning that it has hired Peter Bassett as senior vice president of operations. In this role, Sportgenic noted, Bassett will supervise all facets of business operations, content...

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Vobile Finds President

Vobile, a Santa Clara-based provider of video content identification and management services, reported today that it has hired Lawrence R. Meli as president and chief revenue officer. Vobile described Meli as a cable television industry vet...

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Rosum Names New CEO

Rosum reported this morning that it has hired Brad Anderson as chief executive officer. The Mountain View-based firm said Anderson succeeds Skip Speaks, who held the CEO post for the past five years. Speaks will remain on the company's boar...

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Adura Names CTO

Adura Systems a manufacturer of electric powertrains for medium to large vehicles, reported today that it has hired David Dewis as chief technical officer. Dewis, whom Adura described as a "renowned microturbine expert," will oversee genera...

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mashery Names Sales VP

Mashery, a publisher of hosted application programming interface management software, reported Wednesday that it has hired Roque Versace as vice president of sales. The San Francisco-based firm described Versace as a seasoned sales executiv...

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tumri Names Peralta Revenue Chief

Display advertising software maker Tumri reported Tuesday that it has hired Michael Peralta as chief revenue officer. The Mountain View-based firm, which brought on former Yahoo! executive Jeff McCombs as finance chief about a month ago, sa...

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Zynga Hires Two

Social games developer Zynga reported Thursday that it has added two new hires to its executive staff. The San Francisco-based firm said Steven Lurie comes aboard as general manager of its Mobile business unit and Roy Sehgal joins up as gen...

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Charles River Ventures Taps Stanford Prof As Advisor

A New England venture capital firm, Charles River Ventures, is looking to the west coast for the firm's latest advisor, saying Monday that it has tapped Computer Science and Electrical Engineer--and Principal Engineer at Google--Sebastian T...

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

3PAR Names Engineering VP

Fremont-based storage provider 3PAR said Thursday that the firm has appointed Peter Slocum as Vice President of Engineering for the firm. Slocum joins the company from ViVOtech, where he was SVP of Engineering. Slocum has also served at Bro...

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

USVP Hires EIR

U.S. Venture Partners reported Tuesday that former Tessera Technologies CEO Bruce McWilliams has come aboard as an executive in residence. The Menlo Park-based venture capital firm described McWilliams as a semiconductor industry veteran wi...

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Morgenthaler Hires Partner

Menlo Park-based venture capital firm Morgenthaler said Tuesday that it has hired on Bridget Rauvola as Investor Relations Partner. According to Morgenthaler, Rauvola joins from Frazier Healthcare Ventures, and will replace current Investor...

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Yahoo Hires SVP From Symantec

Online search portal Yahoo! reported Tuesday that it has hired Jeff Russakow as senior vice president of customer advocacy. The Sunnyvale-based company said Russakow will officially come aboard Friday and will report to Carol Bartz, Yahoo's...

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Former Yahoo Goldberg Heads Up SurveyMonkey

Former Yahoo Music head David Goldberg is taking the helm of a Portland, Oregon-based firm, SurveyMonkey, according to the firm, after it was acquired by private equity firms Spectrum Equity Investors and Bain Capital. Goldberg--who most re...

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

SuccessFactors Hires Former Yahoo Exec

SuccessFactors reported Wednesday that former Yahoo! executive Dmitri Krakovsky has come aboard as vice president of product management. At Yahoo!, SuccessFactors noted, Krakovsky was most recently vice president of sponsored search as well...

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Accel's Breyer Joins Dell's Board

Dell said Monday that Accel Partners' Jim Breyer has joined the firm's board of directors. According to Accel, Breyer will join the firm immediately. Breyer is a Partner at Accel, and also sits on the board of Facebook, Wal-Mart, and Marvel...

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Friday, April 10, 2009

MobiTV Names Marketing Head

Emeryville-based MobiTV said Thursday that the firm has named Ray DeRenzo as the company's Chief Marketing Officer. DeRenzo has been at the firm for four years, serving as Senior Vice President of Product, Programming, and Marketing. MobiTV...

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tumri Taps Yahoo For CFO

Mountain View-based Tumri, a developer of display advertising products, said this morning that it has hired on Jeff McCombs as the firm's new Chief Financial Officer. McCombs was most recently Senior Vice President of Business Operations at...

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

YouSendIt Adds VP

Campbell-based YouSendIt, a provider of file delivery services, said today that the firm has hired Gary Chevsky as Vice President of Product Development and Operations. Chevsky was most recently VP of Engineering for Nortan at Symantec, and...

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Autodesk Hires New CFO

San Rafael-based computer-aided design software maker Autodesk revealed this morning that it has hired Mark J. Hawkins as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Hawkins, the firm said, will report to Carl Bass, the company's ...

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

JDSU Names Division President

Milpitas-based JDS Uniphase Corp. reported Wednesday that it has removed the interim tag from Dave Holly's title as president of JDSU's Communications Test & Measurement business unit. The Milpitas-based communications testing equipment man...

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

M/C Venture Partners Elevates Kim, Ingraham to VP

Venture capital firm M/C Venture Partners reported Tuesday that it has promoted David Ingraham and Edmund Kim to vice presidents. Both individuals had previously served as senior associates, M/C Venture noted. In their new roles, M/C Ventur...

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

VantagePoint Adds Green Experts

San Bruno-based venture capital firm VantagePoint Venture Partners said Tuesday that the firm has added two new partners focused on clean technology. The firm said that it has added Brad Mattson and Mark Platshon to the firm. Mattson was fo...

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

DeepDyve Adds Woz

Sunnyvale-based DeepDyve, a search engine technology firm, said Tuesday that it has added Steve Wozniak to the firm's advisory board. According to DeepDyve, Wozniak will advise the firm on technology trends and user experience. DeepDyve was...

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Redpoint Snags Cleantech Expert, Zimbra Founder

Menlo Park-based venture capital firm Redpoint Ventures announced Tuesday that the firm has hired on Zimbra founder Satish Dharmaraj, and energy expert Dr. Nety Krishna to the firm. According to Redpoint, Dharmaraj--who was CEO and founder ...

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Yahoo Grabs Marketing Exec From NetApp

Sunnyvale-based search portal Yahoo! said Monday afternoon that the firm has named a new Chief Marketing Officer, Elisa Steele. According to Yahoo, Steele joins the firm from NetApp, where she was Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketin...

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Virtuoz Hires Trio Of VPs

San Francisco-based VirtuOz reported today that it has filled three VP-level openings. The provider of virtual support and sales agent solutions said it has hired Cyndie Beckwith as vice president of marketing, George Wright as vice preside...

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

VMware Names Asia Pacific GM

Virtualization software publisher VMware reported Tuesday that it has hired Andrew Dutton as general manager of its Asia-Pacific region. In this role, the Palo Alto-based firm explained, Dutton will oversee strategic planning, business deve...

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Seagate Rehires Terry Cunningham

Digital storage device manufacturer Seagate Technology LLC reported Monday that Terry Cunningham has rejoined the Scotts Valley-based firm as senior vice president of its Consumer Solutions and i365 Services divisions. Seagate said Cunningh...

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mayfield Fund Hires CFO

Menlo Park-based venture firm Mayfield Fund announced today that the firm has appointed Kendall Cooper as the firm's Chief Financial Officer. Mayfield said that Cooper joins Mayfield from Dominion Ventures, where he was also CFO and a Manag...

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Zynga Snags VP From EA

Zynga, a developer of games for mobile phones and social networking Web sites, reported Wednesday that it has hired Brandon Barber to fill the newly created role of vice president of marketing. The San Francisco-based firm said Barber hail...

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Monday, March 2, 2009

AMD Names Claflin Chairman, Adds Mubadala COO To Board

Sunnyvale-based AMD said late Monday that it has added Bruce Claflin to the firm's board of directors, and appointed Waleed Al Mokarrab, COO of Mubadala Development Company, to its board of directors. Mubadala is the investment firm which r...

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Aquantia Names New President, CEO

Aquantia Corp., a manufacturer of 10GBASE-T networking semioonductors, reported Monday that it has hired Faraj Aalaei as president and chief executive officer. The Milpitas, Calif.-based company said Aalaei was appointed by its board of dir...

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Monday, March 2, 2009

ooma Hires CFO

Palo Alto-based ooma said today that the firm has named Andrew Galligan as the firm's Chief Financial Officer. Galligan joins the company from Reliant Technologies, where he was VP of Finance and CFO. ooma said that Galligan has had over tw...

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Yahoo Loses CFO

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo is continuing its executive shakeup, saying Thursday in a filing with the SEC that its Chief Financial Officer, Blake Jorgensen, is leaving the company. Reason for the departure was not given, however, Yahoo said that ...

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Cisco Shuffles Staff

San Jose-based Cisco announced this morning that the firm has appointed Robert Lloyd as the firm's new Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations, as current VP Richard Justice steps down due to health concerns. According to Cisco, Ju...

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Monday, February 23, 2009

MuleSource Hires SpringSource's Schott As CEO

San Francisco-based MuleSource, a publisher of open-source, service-oriented architecture infrastructure software, reported Monday that it has hired Greg Schott as chief executive officer. Schott, the firm noted, hails from open-source Java...

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Tivo Expands Board

Alivo-based Tivo said late Thursday that the firm has added William Cella to the firm's board of directors. Cella is Chairman and CEO of The Cella Group, and has also previously been Chairman and CEo of MAGNA Global Worldwide, which is owne...

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

SGN Hires CTO

Palo Alto-based SGN, a developer of games for social networks such as Facebook and MySpace, reported Wednesday that it has hired Eric Huynh as chief technology officer and vice president of engineering. The firm said Huynh hails from Vivend...

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

MuleSource Taps MySQL For Board Member

MuleSource Inc. reported this morning that it has appointed MySQL executive Mark Burton to its board of directors. According to MuleSource, Burton has served since 2005 as executive vice president for MySQL, where he was responsible for gro...

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

VirtuOz Adds Board Members

Redwood City-based hosted sales support software maker VirtuOz reported today that it has appointed Eric Hahn and Karen Richardson to its board of directors. Hahn, VirtuOz said, is founding partner of the Inventures Group, a Palo Alto-based...

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Coupa Software Names New CEO

San Mateo-based Coupa Software, which develops software-as-a-service for managing business spending and costs, announced today that it has named Rob Bernshteyn as its CEO. Bernshteyn was most recently at SuccessFactors, and has also served ...

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

MarkMonitor Hires CTO

San Francisco-based MarkMonitor, a provider of a service for monitoring online brands, said today that it has hired on Paul Dagum as Chief Technology Officer at the firm. Dagum joins the firm from Business.com, where he was Chief Scientist ...

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Pricelock Hires Agarwal, Moves To East Palo Alto

Pricelock, a venture backed startup focused on helping businesses lock in their fuel costs, said Monday that it is moving its headquarters from Houston to East Palo Alto. The firm is venture backed by Goldman Sachs and Artiman Ventures. Acc...

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Logitech Hires Marketing VP

Computer accessory manufacturer Logitech International reported Sunday that Werner Heid has joined the company as senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. Logitech said the 49-year-old will direct its retail sales in the Amer...

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Packet Design Adds To Board

Santa Clara-based Packet Design Inc. reported Monday that it has appointed AT&T veteran Dr. Hossein Eslambolchi to its board of directors. According to Packet Design, Eslambolchi served as AT&T’s chief technology officer from 2000-2005. In ...

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Friday, February 6, 2009

White House Taps Doerr, Phillips For Economic Advisory Board

President Barack Obama said Friday that he is appointing two Silicon Valley executives as part of an Economic Recovery Advisory Board, which will provide him with input on economic issues. The White House said that President Obama has added...

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Zend Loses Goldberg, Taps Gutmans As CEO

Cupertino-based Zend Technologies, which develops the popular PHP language for web site development, announced this week that it has named co-founder Andi Gutmans as the firm's CEO. Gutman has been serving as the firm's Senior Vice Presiden...

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Matrix Partners Adds General Partner

Menlo Park-based venture capital firm Matrix Partners has added on a new General Partner at the firm, Josh Hannah, the firm said Tuesday. Hannah, who was co-founder and CEO of Flutter.com, will focus on companies in the Internet, software,...

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Friday, January 30, 2009

AMCC CEO Sets Departure Plans

Sunnyvale-based AMCC, a developer of mixed signal processors, said Thursday afternoon that its CEO and President, Kambiz Hooshmand, is planning to step down in June. According to the firm, Hooshmand will be replaced by Dr. Paramesh Gopi, th...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Linden Lab Hires VPs, Snags Intuit Engineering VP

San Francisco-based Linden Lab, which operates the Second Life virtual world, said today that it has hired on two new executives. Linden Lab said that Brian Michon has been named Vice President of Core Devleopment, and Judy Wade has been na...

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Intel's Barrett Looks To Retirement

Santa Clara-based Intel said Friday afternoon that the firm's Chairman, Craig Barrett, intends to retire in May. Barrett, who has been at Intel for 35 years, was CEO of Intel from 1998 through 2005. According to Intel, Barrett will retire f...

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Bigfoot Networks Opens Silicon Valley HQ, Hires Howse

Bigfoot Networks, a developer of networking cards aimed at computer gamers, said Wednesday that it has moved its headquarters to Silicon Valley from Austin, Texas. The firm said the move came as a result of hiring Michael Howse as President...

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Coupons.com Snags CTO From Android Effort

Mountain View-based Coupons, Inc., which develops interactive coupon marketing and technology products, said Tuesday that it has snagged Steve Horowitz as the firm's CTO. Horowitz joins the firm from Google, where he led the firm's engineer...

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Maveron Hires San Francisco EIR

Maveron LLC, the venture capital firm based in Seattle headed by Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz, said it has tapped Will Hunsiger as an EIR. Hunsiger--who is based in San Francisco--will focus on consumer digital media, gaming, Internet ...

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Yahoo Confirms Bartz Appointment

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo has confirmed the appointment of Carol Bartz as the firm's CEO. Yahoo said late Tuesday evening that Bartz, most recently Executive Chairman of Autodesk, has been named CEO and a member of the firm's board of directors...

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Maxim Founder Dies

Sunnyvale-based Maxim Integrated Products said Monday that the firm's founder and former CEO, Jack Gifford, passed away Sunday evening. Gifford founded Maxim in 1983, and had previously worked at Intersil, Advanced Micro Devices, and Fairch...

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Report: Yahoo To Tap Bartz As CEO

The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that Yahoo is expected to name Carol Bartz, former CEO of Autodesk, as a replacement for founder and CEO Jerry Yang. The paper attributed the information to people familiar with the situation. Yaho...

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Simply Hired Swaps Directors

Mountain View-based Simply Hired, an online job search engine, said this morning that it has appointed Kevin Datoo to its board of directors. Datoo is VP of Corporate Development at Fox Interactive Media. Datoo replaces fellow FIM EVP Micha...

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Cadence Grabs Lip-Bu Tan As CEO

San Jose-based Cadence Design Systems said last week that it has named Lip-Bu Tan as the firm's President and CEO. Tan is chairman of venture capital firm Walden International, and has been on Cadence's board since 2004. According to Cadenc...

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Seagate Names Luczo President, CEO

Scotts Valley-based disk drive maker Seagate Technology said today that it has appointed Stephen J. Luczo, the firm's Chairman, as President and CEO. Luczo replaces current CEO William Watkins. Seagate said that Luczo and Watkins will be di...

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Clarus Ventures Names Partners

South San Francisco- and Cambridge-based venture capital firm Clarus Ventures, LLC, said this morning that it has named two new partners. The firm said that it has promoted Emmett Cunningham to Partner and Scott Requadt as Transactional Par...

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Turn Names New President, COO

Redwood City-based online advertising firm Turn disclosed today that it has named Bill Demas as its new President and Chief Operating Officer. Demas joins the firm from MokaFive, where he was CEO. Demas was also previously at Yahoo, where h...

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

VMware Snags European GM From Google

Palo Alto-based virtualization software firm VMware said today that it has named Maurizio Carli as General Manager of the firm's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Carli joins the company from Google, where he was EMEA Managing D...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

ZeroG Wireless Bolsters Exec Team

Sunnyvale-based ZeroG Wireless, which develops low-power, Wi-Fi chips, said Monday that it has hired on a number of executives. ZeroG said that it has added Goran Andersson as VP of Sales, North America and Europe; Tim Colleran as VP of Mar...

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Monday, December 15, 2008

ARCH Promotes Two

ARCH Venture Partners announced Monday that it has promoted Kristina Burow and Paul Thurk to Partners at the firm. The venture capital firm invests in early-stage technology companies in the life, physical, and information sciences areas. B...

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Facebook Adds Washington Post's Graham To Board

Palo Alto-based social networking site Facebook said Thursday that it has tapped Donald E. Graham, the Chairman and CEO of the Washington Post Company, for its board of directors. According to the firm, Graham will join Facebook's CEO, Mark...

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Monday, December 8, 2008

SV Life Sciences Hires Three

San Francisco- and Boston-based venture capital firm SV Life Sciences said Monday that it has hired three new Venture Partners at the firm. According to the firm, it has hired Sarah Bodary, Ph.D., and Gary Velasquez to its San Francisco off...

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

SourceForge Hires New CEO

Mountain View-based open source development firm SourceForge said Thursday that it has named Scott L. Kauffman as President, CEO, and member of the firm's board of directors. Kauffman was most recently President and CEO of PopTok, and has a...

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Techmeme Shifts Into Manual

Technology news aggregation site Techmeme has decided to add a human element to the firm's site, saying Wednesday that the site has hired on Megan McCarthy to help edit the site's list of stories. In explaining the move, the site said that ...

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

SV Life Sciences Promotes Guyer

San Francisco- and Boston-based SV Life Sciences, a venture capital firm focused on the biotechnology and healthcare market, said Tuesday that it has promoted David R. Guyer, M.D., to Partner. Guyer has been at the firm since 2006 as a Vent...

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Habbo's Thind Joins Outspark

San Francisco-based online multiplayer game service Outspark said today that it has hired on Paul Thind, formerly of Habbo, as the firm's Chief Business Officer. Thind was most recently General Manager of Sulake Inc. and the Habbo online te...

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Kearny Ventures Hires CFO

San Francisco-based Kearny Venture Partners said Monday that it has hired Andrew Jensen as the firm's Chief Financial Officer. Kearny said that Jensen will oversee investor relations, legal, finance, information technology and human resourc...

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Agito Names New CEO

Santa Clara-based Agito Network said today that it has named Amit Chawla as the firm's President and CEO. Agito Network is a provider of technology to allow for roaming between Wi-Fi and cell phone networks. According to Agito, Chawla joins...

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

MDV-Mohr Davidow Ventures Expands Healthcare Team

Menlo Park-based MDV-Mohr Davidow Ventures said Thursday that it has hired on two new executives to its team, focused on start-up opportunities in the health area. According to MDV, it has added Phyllis Whiteley as Executive-in-Residence, a...

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Symantec's Thompson To Retire

Cupertino-based Symantec said Monday night that John W. Thompson, the firm's Chairman and CEO, will retire as CEO at the end of the fiscal year. Enrique T. Salem will be appointed Chief Operating Officer, President, and CEO to replace Thomp...

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Yang Steps Aside At Yahoo

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo said Monday that CEO Jerry Yang has stepped down as CEO. According to Yahoo, Yang will continue to serve on the board, as the firm initiates a search for a new CEO. Yang returned as CEO in June of 2007, but since has b...

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Mochi Media Names CEO

San Francisco-based online game advertising firm Mochi Media announced todya that George Garrick has been named CEO and Chairman of the firm's board of directors. The firm, which is venture backed by Accel Partners and Shasta Ventures, said...

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Kickfire Snags Armstrong As Chairman, CEO

Santa Clara-based Kickfire, a developer of MySQL database appliances, said today that it has appointed Bruce Armstrong as the firm's Chairman and CEO. Armstrong was most recently CEO and President of KNOVA Software, and has also served at S...

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Friday, November 7, 2008

BitTorrent CTO Takes Helm

San Francisco-based peer to peer sharing firm BitTorrent said Friday that the firm's Chief Technology Officer, Eric Klinker, has been appointed as CEO of the company. Klinker also has been appointed to the firm's board. Klinker has been CTO...

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

SonicWall Opens Indian Facility

SonicWALL Inc., a provider of networking products and firewalls, revealed Tuesday that it has officially opened an Engineering and TAC Facility in Bangalore, India. In a related move, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based has designated Abhay Solapur...

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Silicon Graphics Names CFO

Silicon Graphics Inc. reported Tuesday that Greg Wood has joined the company as chief financial officer. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based manufacturer of high-performance networking and storage equipment said Wood succeeds Kathy Lanterman, who h...

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cobalt Biofuels Names CEO

Mountain View-based Cobalt Biofuels reported Wednesday that it has named Dr. Rick Wilson as CEO of the company. The firm, which just scored $25M in a funding from Pinnacle Ventures, Vantage Pont Venture Partners, the Malaysian Life Sciences...

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

PubMatic Adds Advisors

Palo Alto-based PubMatic, which provides advertising services to online publishers, said that the firm has added two new advisory board members. The firm, which is venture backed by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Nexus India Capital, and Helion V...

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

RockPort Capital Partners Names General Partner

Boston-based RockPort Capital Partners, a venture capital firm focused on the cleantech industry, said Tuesday that it has added Victor Westerlind as a General Partner in the firm's Menlo Park office. RockPort said that Westerlind joins the...

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Emergence Capital Partners Names Venture Partner

San Mateobased Emergence Capital Partners announced Thursday that it has named Richard Yanowitch as a venture partner at the firm. Yanowitch is founder of The Entrepreneurs Group, and recently was venture partner at Accel Partners. Yanowitc...

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Technology Crossover Ventures Adds Partner

Palo Alto-based venture capital firm Technology Crossover Ventures said Tuesday that it has added Rob Solomon as a Venture Partner. Solomn is the former CEO of travel search engine firm SideStep. According to TCV, he will focus on investmen...

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Highland Capital Promotes Salehizadeh, Adds Advisor

Menlo Park- and Lexington, Mass.-based Highland Capital Partners said Tuesday that it has promoted Dr. Bijan Salehizadeh to General Partner, and hired on an advisor, Dr. Elazer Edelman. According to Highland Capital Partners, Salehizadeh is...

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

KPG Ventures Names General Partner

San Francisco-based venture capital firm KPG Ventures said Tuesday that it has appointed Dave Hills as a general partner at the firm. Hills joins the firm from LookSmart, where he was President, CEO, and Director. Hills has also served at 2...

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Aggregate Knowledge Hires Product, Marketing VP

San Mateo-based Aggregate Knowledge Inc. reported Monday that it has hired Pascal Bensoussan as vice president of product management and marketing. The company, which publishes real-time consumer analytics software, said Bensoussan will ove...

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

NEA Promotes Four

Menlo Park-based venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates said Tuesday that it has made a number of promotions. According to the firm, it has named Harry Weller as General Partner at the firm, Rohini Chakravarthy and Jon Sakoda as Par...

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Flurry Names New CEO

San Francisco-based Flurry, a provider of mobile analytics software, said Monday that it has named a new President and CEO, Simon Khalaf. The firm, which is venture backed by Borealis Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Draper Richards, ...

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Darwin Ventures Staffs Up

San Francisco-based private equity firm Darwin Ventures said Thursday that it has appointed two new partners and a principal to the firm. According to Drawin, it has added Robert A. Young and Ken Hausman as Partners, and Sunil Kurkure as Pr...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

NVP Expands In Israel

Palo Alto-based venture firm Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) said today that the firm has hired on a new partner in Israel. According to the firm, Dror Nahumi has joined the company as part of a expansion of its global strategy. Nahumi has p...

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Sofinnova Ventures Names EIR

San Francisco-based Sofinnova Ventures, an early stage venture firm investing in both life sciences and information technology, said late Thursday that it has named Dr. Lars Ekman as a Executive-in-Residence at the firm. According to firm, ...

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Kleiner Hires COO

Menlo Park-based Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) has hired a new Chief Operating Officer, Eric J. Keller, the firm said earlier this week. KPCB said that Keller joins from Movaris, where he was CEO; he has also served at Ventritex, ...

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Redpoint Ventures Hires EIR

Menlo Park-based venture capital firm Redpoint Ventures said last week that it has hired David Karnstedt as an Executive-in-Residence at the firm. Karnstedt joins the firm from Yahoo!, where he was most recently Senior Vice President of U.S...

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Battery Ventures Promotes Four

Venture capital and private equity firm Battery Ventures said Tuesday that it has promoted four of the people on its investment team. The firm, which has offices in both Menlo Park and Waltham, Mass., said that it has promoted Jesse Feldman...

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

True Ventures Taps Blogger Malik As Venture Partner

Palo Alto-based venture capital firm True Venture has added a new venture partner, blogger Om Malik, according to Malik in a blog post Thursday evening. Malik, who runs GigaOm, Earth2Tech, and other technology vertical blogs, said the move ...

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Blurb Names WSJ's Crovitz To Board

Venture-backed, San Francisco-based online book publishing service Blurb said today that the firm has added Gordon Crovitz, former publisher of the Wall Street Journal, to its board of directors. Blurb is venture backed by Canaan Partners a...

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Zuora Names PayPal's Thompson To Board

San Francisco-based software-as-a-service firm Zuora said today that the firm has added Scott Thompson, president of PayPal, to the firm's board of directors. Zuora is developing software-as-a-service for managing subscription billings. Tho...

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Friday, August 29, 2008

KLA-Tencor Loses COO, Gains CFO

Milipitas-based KLA-Tencor, which develops process control equipment for the semiconductor industry, said Thursday that its President and COO, John Kispert, is leaving the company at the end of the year, and that it has hired on Mark P. De...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Glam Media Names Japan Head

Online publisher Glam Media Inc. reported Tuesday that it has hired Yukihiro Yamamura as chief executive officer of its newly formed subsidiary, Glam Media Japan KK, the company's third international debut of the summer. Yamamura, who will ...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Teneros Bumps Skov to Chief Marketing Officer

Teneros, publisher of a software platform that helps ensure continuity between Microsoft business applications, reported today that it has promoted Andrea Skov to chief marketing officer. Skov, who had served as vice president of marketing ...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Zuora Establishes Advisory Board

Redwood City-based Zuora Inc. reported this morning that it has formed a board of advisors. The firm, which is developing a service to manage online subscriptions for software-as-a-service companies, said that the advisors include Elizabeth...

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Friday, August 15, 2008

El Dorado Ventures Names EIR

Menlo Park-based El Dorado Ventures announced Thursday that it has added Sheeraz Haji as the firm's Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Haji is the former president of Convio, a portfolio firm of the venture capital company. According to El Dorado V...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Maveron Hires In San Francisco

Venture capital firm Maveron LLC, the venture firm founded by Dan Levitan and Howard Schultz, of Starbucks, said today that it has expanded its team and hired on a partner based in San Francisco. Maveron said that it has added Amy J. Errett...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

YuMe Names CEO

Redwood City-based YuMe, which operates a video advertising network, said today that it has hired Michael Mathieu as the firm's CEO. Former CEO and co-founder Jayant Kadambi becomes President, and remains on the firm's board of directors. M...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Tensilica Names Sales VP

Santa Clara-based Tensilica, which develops application processors, DSP, and other IP semiconductor cores, said Monday that Jerry Ardizzone has been appointed VP of Worldwide Sales at the firm. Ardizzone has previously served at Motorola Se...

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

SliceX Raises $15M

San Jose-based SliceX said Thursday that it has raised $15M in a funding round for the firm's high performance, analog mixed signal products. The firm said the round was led by Crosslink Capital, and also included Global Catalyst Partners a...

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tesla Hires CFO

High profile electric car startup Tesla Motors said Monday that it has named a new CFO at the firm, Deepak Ahuja. Ahuja joins the firm from Ford, where he was controller for its small cars product development program. Ahuja has also served ...

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Granite Ventures Names Exec

San Francisco-based venture capital firm Granite Ventures said Monday that it has added Savinay Berry as a Vice President at the firm. The venture firm said that Berry joins the company from JK&B Capital and MK Capital, serving as an associ...

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Friendster Gets $20M, New CEO

San Francisco-based Friendster said today that it has raised $20M in new funding, and also appointed a new CEO. The new funding was led by IDG Ventures, along with existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Benchmark Capital, DAG ...

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Monday, August 4, 2008

TZero Names VP

Sunnyvale-based TZero Technologies, a venture-backed firm in the ultra wideband and wireless video space, said Monday that it has named Raghu Rao as Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Rao was most recently VP of EMEA Sales and Marketing for...

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Alien Technology Names VP, CFO

Morgan Hill-based Alien Technology Corporation, a developer of RFID technology, said Monday that it has named Charles G. Alvarez as its VP of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Alvarez joins the firm from 2wire, where he was EVP and CFO. ...

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Juniper Taps Microsoft For CEO

Juniper Networks said Thursday that it has appointed Kevin Johnson, most recently President of Microsoft's Platforms and Services Division, as CEO. According to Juniper, Johnson will begin serving at the firm in September, and will also joi...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Mayfield Adds 3 EIRs

Menlo Park-based Mayfield said Wednesday that it has added three new entrepreneurs in residence to the firm. Mayfield said that Martin Eberhard, co-founder of NCD, NuvoMedia, and Tesla Motors; Marc Tarpenning, of NuvoMedia and Tesla Motors;...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Glam Snags Google Exec

San Francisco- and New York-based, women's web site publisher Glam Media said today that it has appointed former Google executive Michael Adair as the firm's Vice President of Corporate Development and Finance. Glam said that Adair, who hea...

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Yahoo Settles With Icahn

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo! Inc. said today that it has reached an agreement with Carl Icahn to settle a pending proxy content. According to Yahoo, eight members of its board of directors will stand for re-election in its 2008 annual meeting, wi...

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

RingCentral Hires VP

Redwood City-based RingCentral, which operates a hosted business phone service, said Tuesday that it has hired on David D. Sipes as the firm's VP of Worldwide Marketing. Sipes has previously served at Branders.com, Booz Allen Hamilton, Peps...

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

VMware Loses Founder

Palo Alto-based VMware said today that Diane Greene, the firm's President and CEO, has left the company. According to VMware, Paul Maritz has been named President and CEO of the firm, and joined the board of directors. Greene was a founder ...

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Efficient Frontier Expands In Asia

Mountain View-based Efficient Frontier announced this morning that the firm has expanded into Asia, and appointed a new General Manager of its Asia-Pacific business. Efficient Frontier, which is venture backed by Redpoint Ventures and Cambr...

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Monday, July 7, 2008

MuleSource Names VPs

San Francisco-based MuleSource, a venture-backed developer of service oriented architecture (SOA) software, said today that it has named two new VPs at the firm. MuleSource, which is venture backed by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Lights...

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Monday, July 7, 2008

Accel's Golden Becomes CEO Of ConSentry

Milpitas-based ConSentry Networks said this morning that Joe Golden, most recently General Partner and co-founder of Accel Partners London, has joined the firm as CEO and member of its board of directors. Consentry has also previously serve...

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Andreessen Joins Facebook Board

Marc Andreessen has joined the board of directors of Facebook, the firm said late Monday. Andressen is currently co-founder and chairman at Ning, and was the co-founder of Netscape Communications, CTO of AOL, and chairman and co-founder of ...

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Teneros Replaces Executive Team

Mountain View-based Teneros said today that it has undergone what it calls a "full restructuring" of its executive team, and launched a new software-as-a-service product. According to the firm, it has appointed Ben Petro as the firm's new P...

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

RGB Networks Hires Engineering VP

Sunnyvale-based RGB Networks said today that it has hired on Charles Corbalis as the firm's new Vice President of Engineering. Corbalis joins the firm from Calient Networks, where he was co-founder, President, and CEO. Corbalis was previous...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Facebook's Cohler Joins Benchmark Capital

Menlo Park-based venture capital firm Benchmark Capital said late Thursday that Matt Cohler, a senior executive at Facebook, has joined the firm as General Partner. Cohler is currently Vice President of Product Management at Facebook, and w...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Blurb Opens Euro HQ

San Francisco-based Blurb, a venture-backed provider of custom book publishing services, said Tuesday that the firm has opened up a European headquarters. The firm said that it has hired on Jonathan Wisler as the firm's VP and General Manag...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Accel, Greylock Appoint Yahoo's Weiner As EIR

Venture capital firms Accel Partners and Greylock Partners said late Monday that they have appointed Jeff Weiner, as Executive in Residence at both of the firms. Weiner was most recently Executive Vice President of Yahoo's Network Division....

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Monday, June 9, 2008

Kleiner Perkins Adds Partner

Menlo Park-based venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers said Monday that it has added Sun Microsystems' John Gage as a Partner at the firm. Gage was most recently Chief Researcher and VP of Sun's Science Office. According to ...

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Glam Snags Meyers From Sheknows.com, Adds Family Vertical

Brisbane, California and New York-based Glam Media, an operator of a network of web sites focused on women, said today that it has hired on former Sheknows.com President and CEO Mike Meyers as head of a new family oriented vertical. Glam Me...

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

GGV Expands Investment Team

Menlo Park-based GGV Capital (formerly Granite Global Ventures) said Tuesday that the firm has added two new executives to its investment team. The venture firm said that it has added Jeff Richrds as a Partner, and Jia Fen Wang as Venture P...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Battery Ventures Boosts India Team

Venture capital firm Battery Ventures said this week that it has hired on a new partner to support its investments in India. The firm said that it has added Gautam Patel to its Indian investment team, although Patel will initially be based ...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Socialtext Names Farris To Board

Palo Alto-based wiki software firm Socialtext said this morning that it has named Julie Hanna Farris to the company's board of directors. Farris was the founder and CEO of Scalix, and formerly an EIR at Mayfield. Farris also founded onebox....

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Emergence Capital Adds Stiefler As Venture Partner

San Mateo-based Emergence Capital Partners said Tuesday that it has named Jeffrey Stiefler as a venture partner at the firm. Stiefler was most recently chairman and CEO of Digital Insight, which he sold to Intuit for $1.4B. Stiefler has als...

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Metacafe Hires CFO

Palo Alto-based Metacafe said this morning that it has hired on Michael Strambi as the firm's Chief Financial Officer. Strambi joins the firm from MobiTV, where he was VP of Finance. Strambi has also served at Macromedia, Blue Martini Softw...

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Friday, May 9, 2008

El Dorado Ventures Adds Hinck

Menlo Park-based El Dorado Ventures said Thursday that it has added Jeff Hinck as a General Partner at the firm. According to El Dorado, Hinck will seek new investment opportunities for the company in early-stage information technology comp...

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sequoia’s Gandhi to Join Accel Partners

Silicon Valley venture capital firm Accel Partners reported Wednesday that it has named Sameer Gandhi as a partner in its Palo Alto, Calif., office. For Accel, Gandhi will help develop companies in the consumer Internet and software sectors...

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Scale Venture Partners Adds Managing Director

Foster City-based venture firm Scale Venture Partners said today that it has added Rob Theis as a Managing Director. Theis joins the firm from DCM - Doll Capital Management, where he has served as General Partner for the last eight years. A...

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Oodle Taps Microsoft For SVP

Internet classifieds service Oodle.com reported Thursday that it has hired former Microsoft executive Kevin Doerr as senior vice president. Most recently, Doerr supervised Microsoft's Windows Live Web Communications group, which includes Wi...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Kleiner Adds EA Exec As Partner

Menlo Park-based venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers said Monday that it has added William "Bing" Gordon as a Partner at the firm. Gordon served as Chief Creative Officer at Electronic Arts, and currently is Chief Creative...

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Bridgelux Adds Pair of VPs to Executive Staff

LED manufacturer Bridgelux Inc. reported Wednesday that it has hired two vice presidents. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company said Keith Scott will step in as vice president of business development, while David Barnby will join ranks as vic...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

YuMe Adds Yanowitch To Board

Redwood City-based online video advertising firm YuMe said today that it has added Richard Yanowitch to the firm's board of directors. Yanowitch is currently CEO of The Entrepreneurs Group, and previously served at VeriSign, as a venture pa...

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Friday, April 18, 2008

SiRF Loses CEO, Names Tallwood's Banatao As Interim CEO

San Jose-based SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc. said late Thursday that its President and CEO, Michael Canning, has resigned. No reason for the departure was given. As a result, SiRF said that it has appointed Diosdado P. Banatao, a founder o...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

LinkedIn Hires Levy as Corporate Development VP

Professional networking service LinkedIn Corp. reported Wednesday that it has hired Ellen Levy as vice president of corporate development and strategy. The Mountain View, Calif.-based business said Levy has been with the company since its f...

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Monday, April 7, 2008

mig33 Names Yanowitch to Board

Burlingame, Calif.-based mig33, a social-networking service for mobile customers, reported Monday that it has appointed Richard Yanowitch to its board of directors. Yanowitch, who joins the board as an independent director, is currently the...

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

PMC-Sierra Names CEO

Santa Clara-based PMC-Sierra said today that it has named Greg Lang as its President and CEO. Lang joins the firm from Integrated Device Technology (IDT), where he was CEO. Lang also has been serving as PMC-Sierra's chairman of the board. L...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Sun Veteran Yen Joins Juniper Networks

Networking equipment manufacturer Juniper Networks Inc. reported Wednesday that it has hired Dr. David Yen as executive vice president of emerging technologies. Yen joins Juniper after nearly 20 years with Sun Microsystems Inc., where he mo...

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Zend Adds To Board

Cupertino-based Zend, which develops the popular PHP open source application development language, said today that it has added Steven Springsteel to the firm's board of directors. Springsteel is Chairman, President, and CEO of Chordiant So...

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Zvents Hires Marketing VP

San Mateo-based Zvents, an online search engine for local events, said today that it has named Paul O'Brien as the firm's VP of Marketing. O'Brien has been at the firm since June of last year as its Marketing Director. O'Brien has previousl...

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Friday, March 14, 2008

FTVentures Names Byunn Head Of Software

San Francisco-based venture capital firm FTVentures said Thursday evening that it has Partner Eric Byunn to Head of Software at the firm. Byunn has been at FTVentures since 2002. Byunn currently serves on the boards of Coremetrics, SourceC...

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

LiveOps Taps Yahoo For VP

Palo Alto-based LiveOps said today that it has hired Eckart Walther as the firm's Senior Vice President of LiveOps Marketplace. Walther joins the firm from Yahoo! Search, where he was head of products. According to LiveOps, Walther led the ...

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Friday, March 7, 2008

Riverbed Names CIO

San Francisco-based Riverbed Technology said Thursday that it has appointed Thomas Bakewell as the firm's Chief Information Officer. Bakewell joins the firm from Coherent, where he was Vice President of Information Technology. Bakewell has ...

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Shutterfly Hires HR VP

Redwood City-based Shutterfly announced yesterday that it has hired on a new VP of Human Resources. The firm said that Peter Navin has joined the firm from Electronic Arts, where he was VP of Human Resources. Navin has also served at ChemCo...

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

SenSage Bolsters Exec Staff

San Francisco-based SenSage, a developer of data warehousing products, said today that it has made two new executive appointments at the company. The firm, which is venture backed by Battery Ventures, Canaan Partners, Mitsui & Co, and Sierr...

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Friday, February 29, 2008

AdBrite Taps PayPal For Engineering VP

San Francisco-based Internet advertising firm AdBrite said Thursday that it has named Daniel Issen as the firm's Vice President of Engineering. Issen joins the firm from eBay, where he was the architect for the firm's catalog systems, blogs...

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Sony Names New GM For Crackle

Sony's online video site Crackle said earlier this week that it has named Jonathan Shambroom as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the video site. Shambroom has been at Crackle -- which was previously known as Grouper -- since Sep...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

MontaVista Names New President, CEO

Santa Clara-based MontaVista Software said Tuesday that it has appointed Russell "Rusty" Harris as President and CEO of the firm. Harris replaces Tom Kelly, who has left the firm to serve as President and CEO of Epicor Software. Harris was ...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

5AM Ventures Expands Team

Menlo Park-based venture capital firm 5AM Ventures said today that it has added a new venture partner and promoted two of its senior associates. 5AM, which invests in early stage life science companies, said Richard Ulevitch, PhD, has been ...

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Khosla Ventures Boosts Team

Menlo Park-based Khosla Ventures said Monday that it has added Ford Tamer as an operating partner at the firm. According to Khosla, Tamer will expand the firm's support of scientific work in the clean technology area. Tamer was most recentl...

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Friday, February 8, 2008

Sofinnova Names EIR

Menlo Park-based Sofinnova Ventures said Thursday afternoon that it has added David Hytha as an executive-in-residence at the firm. Hytha has served at T-Mobile, Silicon Wave, LGC Wireless, Motorola, and AT&T in a number of executive positi...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

CNET Replaces CFO

San Francisco-based technology publisher CNET Networks said Tuesday that it has replaced its CFO, George E. Mazzotta, who is resigning from his role in March. CNET Said that Zander Lurie, the firm's Senior Vice President of Strategy and Dev...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Adobe Names Lynch CTO

San Jose-based Adobe said Tuesday afternoon that Kevin Lynch has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer. Lynch was previously SVP and Chief Software Architect of the firm, and joined the company in 2005 as part of Adobe's acquisition of ...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

M/C Venture Partners Promotes Partners

Boston and San Francisco-based venture capital firm M/C Venture Partners said today that it has promoted Gillis S. Cashman and Brian M. clark to General Partner, and Robert Savignol to Partner. The firm focuses on investments in the communi...

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Thursday, January 3, 2008

USVP Adds Venture Partner

Menlo Park-based U.S. Venture Partners announced Thursday that it has added a new Venture Partner to the venture firm. USVP said that Laurence Lasky, Ph.D. has joined the firm and will be responsible for investing in healthcare technologies...

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

MIPS Names Executive

Mountain View-based MIPS Technologies said today that it has appointed John Derrick as President and General Manager of the firm's Processor Business Group. Derrick has served at Intel Corp., which he joined after the firm acquired Conforma...

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Soonr Appoints VP

SoonR, provider of a service that allows people to backup their computer files online and then retrieve them from any Internet-connected device, reported Wednesday that it has hired Jonathan Wood as senior vice president of worldwide sales ...

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Thursday, December 6, 2007

CMEA Adds Pasternack As Venture Partner

San Francisco-based CMEA Ventures said today that it has added Bruce Pasternack as a venture partner. Pasternack has served at Booz Allen Hamilton, and was most recently president and CEO of Special Olympics Inc. Pasternack has also served ...

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Krugle Adds Fuller To Board

Menlo Park-based code search engine firm Krugle said this morning that it has added Dale Fuller, ex-CEO of McAfee and Borland, to its board of directors. Fuller was interim president and CEO of McAfee, and also served as CEO of Borland. Kru...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Scale Venture Partners Adds Associate

Foster City-based Scale Venture Partners said Thursday that it has hired Karam Mehandru as an Associate at the firm, focused on technology. Mehadru joins from Synopsys, where he was a Sales Account Manager. According to Scale, Mehandru will...

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Monday, November 12, 2007

BlueRun Ventures Adds To China Operations

Menlo Park-based BlueRun Ventures said today that it has added William Qu and Mike Ding to the firm as Investment Directors. Qu and Ding will make investments in China for the firm, with a focus on new media, wireless, and consumer services...

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

DCM Names Bonner General Counsel

Menlo Park-based venture capital firm DCM said Wednesday that it has named Matthew C. Bonner as the firm's general counsel. DCM said that Bonner will be responsible for the firm's legal matters in the newly created position. Bonner joins th...

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Evergrid Names Van Den Bosch CEO

Fremont, California-based Evergrid, a company developing data center automation software, said Tuesday that it has named Fred van den Bosch as the firm's CEO. Van den Bosch was EVP, and CTO of VERITAS Software. Van den Bosch was most recent...

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Zazzle Names Heckman As Chief Strategy Officer

Redwood City-based Zazzle, the venture-backed online site which allows people to create their own customized products, said today that it has added James Heckman as Chief Strategy Officer and board advisor. Heckman was most recently Chief S...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

BitTorrent Appoints CEO and CTO

San Francisco-based peer-to-peer delivery network BitTorrent said this morning that it has named Douglas Walker as the firm's CEO, and Eric Klinker as CTO, as current CEO and co-founder, Bram Cohen becomes Chief Scientist at the firm. Walke...

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Tivo Adds Wolzien To Board

Alviso-based DVR firm Tivo said Thursday afternoon that it has added Thomas Wolzien to the firm's board of directors. Wolzein is President of Wolzien LLC, a consultancy for the media and communication industry; has has also previously serve...

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Friday, October 12, 2007

SideStep Snags VP From Yahoo

Santa Clara-based SideStep said Thursday that it has hired Matthew Heist as the firm's Senior Vice President of Global Search. Heist joins the firm from Yahoo, where he was VP of Business Operations. Heist most recently headed strategy and ...

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Friday, October 5, 2007

Silicon Image Appoints New CFO

Sunnyvale-based Silicon Image said Thursday afternoon that it has hired Hal Covert as Chief Financial Officer. Covert joins the firm from Openwave Systems, where he was CFO; Covert replaces Robert R. Freeman, who announced in April that he ...

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Friday, October 5, 2007

MobiTV Appoints CEO

Emeryville-based MobiTV said earlier this week that it has appointed Charlie Nooney as CEO of the firm. Nooney joins from Technical Network Services, a division of The Thomson Corporation. Nooney has also served as CEO of Premier Retail Net...

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Friday, October 5, 2007

TiVo Names Danovitz International GM

Alviso-based TiVo said earlier this week that Joshua Danovitz has been promoted to Vice President and GM of its International efforts. Danovitz has been at TiVo since 2004, and has been managing its overseas strategy and cross-border partne...

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Garage Technology Ventures Expands

Palo Alto-based Garage Technology Ventures said today that it has added Joyce Chung and Henry Wong to the seed stage venture capital fund. Chung has joined as Managing Director, and Wong as Venture Partner at the fund. Chung has served at C...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Zvents Installs Krohn as Engineering Vice President

Zvents, a local search engine for activities and events, announced Tuesday that it has hired Robert Krohn as its vice president of engineering. Krohn, the company explained, boasts more than 15 years of systems engineering and management ex...

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Friday, September 7, 2007

Morgenthaler Ventures Adds Partner

Menlo Park-based Morgenthaler Ventures said earlier this week that it has added Hank Plain as a new Partner at the firm. Plain joins the firm from The Foundry, and has also served as President and CEO of Perclose, and held board and chair s...

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Friday, September 7, 2007

Podbrige Names CEO, VP

Mountain View-based Podbridge said earlier this week that it has named Brian Steel as CEO of the firm, and appointed Jeff Karnes as VP of Marketing and Products. The venture-backed provider of advertising and measurement for the podcast ind...

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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Danger Expands Board

Palo Alto-based Danger, Inc., which is developing mobile messaging software, said today that it has appointed two new members to its board of directors. The firm said that Rick gilbert and Rocky Pimentel have joined the firm's board. Gilber...

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Benchmark Names Tolia, Leary As EIRs

Menlo Park-based Benchmark Capital announced today that it has added Nirav Tolia and Sarah Leary as Entrepreneurs in Residence at the venture capital firm. Tolia was co-foudner and CEO of Epinions, and also served as COO of Shopping.com; ...

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Google CFO To Retire

Mountain View-based Google said Tuesday afternoon that George Reyes, the firm's CFO, is retiring. Reyes will remain with the firm while it seeks a new CFO, and is expected to retire by the end of the year. Reyes has served at Google for the...

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

AMD Sales, Marketing Head Resigns

Sunnyvale-based AMD said late yesterday that its Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Henri Richard, is leaving the company. The firm said that Richard is departing of his own accord and on "completely amicable" terms with the firm. No reason...

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Intuit CEO Steps Down

Mountain View-based Intuit said last night that its current President and CEO, Steve Bennett, is stepping down from the company at the end of the year. Intuit said that Bennett will remain a board member of the firm, and will serve as a con...

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

SoonR Names McVeigh CEO

Campbell-based SoonR, the startup that allows mobile phone users to access their desktop PCs from their cell phones, said today that it has named Patrick McVeigh as CEO of the firm. McVeigh was most recently CEO of PalmSource, and has also ...

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Transmeta Names CFO

Santa Clara-based Transmeta said today that it has appointed Sujan Jain as CFO of the firm. Jain replaces Ralph J. Harms, who the firm said is leaving the company to pursue other interests. Jain joins the firm from NanoAmp Solutions, and ha...

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Pay By Touch Appoints CFO

San Francisco-based Pay By Touch announced Monday that it has added Robert M. Sigler as CFO. Sigler is co-founder and President of the Global Trust Ventures private equity fund, a major investor in the firm. Pay By Touch said that Sigler ha...

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Friday, July 27, 2007

Yahoo Names Wilderotter To Board

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo! said today that it has appointed Maggie Wilderotter to the company's board. Wilderotter is Chairman and CEO of Citizens Communications Company. Wilderotter has also served as SVP at Microsoft, President and CEO of Win...

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Monday, July 2, 2007

LinkedIn Continues Exec Hiring Spree, Taps Yahoo for Engineering VP

Mountain View-based LinkedIn is continuing its efforts to expand its executive team, saying this morning that it has hired Anil Khatri, formerly Yahoo!'s VP of Advertising Systems, as Vice President of Engineering. Current VP Engineering an...

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

ZeroG Names CEO, VP

Sunnyvale-based ZeroG Wireless, a developer of lower power RF integrated circuits, said Thursday that it has named a new CEO and added a VP of Engineering. ZeroG said that John D. Cummins has been named Chief Executive Officer, and Andrew N...

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

LinkedIn Taps Yahoo For Marketing VP

Mountain View-based LinkedIn has tapped another new executive for its team, saying today that it has hired Patrick Crane as the company's Vice President of Marketing. Crane was most recently VP of Marketing for Yahoo!'s Network Division. Cr...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Topix Names New CEO

Palo Alto-based Topix said Tuesday afternoon that the firm has named a new CEO. The firm said that Chris Tolles has been appointed as CEO, succeeding founder Rich Skrenta. Tolles has been at Topix since 2004. The firm said that Skrenta will...

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Greenplum Names CFO

San Mateo-based open source database software startup Greenplum said today that it has appointed Michael Asher as CFO. Asher joins the firm from Newscale, where he served as CFO. Asher has also served at Octane Software, Gigalabs, and Cisco...

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Scale Venture Partners Taps Denten As CFO

Foster City-based Scale Venture Partners said today that it has hired Mary Denten as Chief Financial Officer for the firm. The venture capital firm said that Denten joins the company from Global Catalyst Partners, and will be responsible fo...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Yahoo Names Jerry Yang CEO

Sunnyvale-based online search engine Yahoo! said Monday evening that it has appointed Yahoo! Co-founder Jerry Yang as CEO of the firm, replacing current CEO Terry Semel. The firm said that Semel will become non-executive Chairman of the fir...

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Venrock Adds Beisel, Levtov To Firm

Menlo Park-based Venrock said Thursday that it has added David Beisel and Ilya Levtov to the firm. The two will join the company as Vice Presidents, focused on the company's media initiative. Beisel will be based in Cambridge, and Levtov wi...

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Stolle Joins MDV-Mohr Davidow

Menlo Park-based venture capital firm MDV-Mohr Davidow Ventures has added Bryan Stolle to the firm, the company said Thursday. Stolle was a co-founder of Agile Software, and also served on its board and CEO through April of 2006. Stolle wil...

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

New Leaf Names Venture Partner

Menlo Park-based New Leaf Venture Partners has named Milton B. McColl, M.D. as a Venture Partner, the firm said today. McColl joins the firm from Boston Scientific, where he was President of the company's Neurovascular division. McColl will...

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Granite Global Ventures Adds Partners

Menlo Park-based Granite Global Ventures reported today that the firm has appointed two new partners. Granite Global said that it has promoted Helen Wong and added JC Huang as partners. Wong is based in Shanghai, and Huang is based in Menlo...

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Monday, April 16, 2007

CMEA Ventures Adds Partner

San Francisco-based CMEA Ventures has added Saad Khan as new partner, the firm said Monday. Khan joins the firm from Garage Technology Ventures, where he led the firm's advisory services group. Khan will focus on CMEA's software investments...

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Tzero Adds CFO

Sunnyvale-based TZero Technologies, which is developing ultra wideband (UWB) semiconductors for video distribution, has named a C. Stephen Cordial as CFO of the firm. Cordial has served as CFO of PMC Sierra, Voysys, Xylans, Nexi, and Somera...

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Doppelganger Appoints CEO

San Francisco-based Doppelganger, which is developing avatar-based virtual worlds, said today that it has appointed Tim Stevens as President, CEO, and board member. Current CEO Andrew Littlefield will become Chief Creative Officer and retai...

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Thursday, February 8, 2007

Pageflakes Hires Silicon Valley CEO

Pageflakes, a German firm developing personalized homepages based on home page widgets, said today that it has appointed My Yahoo!'s Dan Cohen as CEO of the firm and as its U.S. founding partner. The firm said it will establish a U.S. headq...

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Wednesday, February 7, 2007

FTVenture Names Partners

San Francisco-based FTVentures said today that it has promoted Eric Byunn and Chris Winship to the position of partner at the private equity firm. Byunn is focused on software investing, and Winship on business services. Byunn sits on the b...

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Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Trident Capital Promotes Simoudis To Managing Director

Palo Alto-based Trident Capital said today that it has named Evangelos Simoudis to the position of Managing Director. Simoudis was previously a venture partner at the firm. Simoudis focuses on software and Internet investments, and sits on ...

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Tuesday, December 5, 2006

CMP Buys Software 2007 Conference

San Francisco-based CMP Technology, the conference organizer behind the Web 2.0 Summit, said today it has acquired the Software 2007 conference. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. M. R. Rangaswami, executive conference d...

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Vector Capital Expands Team

San Francisco-based private equity firm Vector Capital said today that it has hired two new members of its team. The firm, which specializes in spinouts, buyouts, and recapitalizations, said it has added David Fishman as Principal and Eliza...

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