Box IPO: What’s it mean for @levie’s Twitter feed?

It’s not exactly a surprise, but there’s a lot of excitement today about the S-1 filing by Box, the hot cloud-storage startup that was founded by CEO Aaron Levie and Dylan Smith in Levie's dorm at USC. We’ll leave theRead More →

Elevator Pitch: Mike Volpi of Index Ventures talks Cisco, Apple and the coming Google-Samsung wars

During much of the previous decade, Mike Volpi was rumored to be CEO-in-waiting at Cisco Systems. But when it became clear John Chambers wasn’t going anywhere, Volpi left the networking giant where he’d spent more than Read More →

Elevator Pitch: Claudia Fan Munce of IBM Venture Capital

Claudia Fan Munce heads IBM’s Venture Capital Group, which she runs from Big Blue’s venerable Almaden Research Center in San Jose. IBM scientists stationed there over the decades have pioneered such technologies as the Read More →

Wiretap: Eric Tilenius is back in the CEO saddle

Scott Fitzgerald said there are no second acts in American lives. Eric Tilenius keeps proving him wrong. Tilenius launched his first company in junior high (building software for Radio Shack TRS-80s!), then after Stanford climbed the rungs Read More →

Wiretap Wrapup: Startup funding news from Silicon Valley

You may have missed this while dive-bombing the President's Day sales, but a San Francisco startup called Hampton Creek just announced a $23 million funding round led by Asia's richest man. Li Ka-Shing has poured Read More →

Elevator Pitch: John Gardner of Nokia Growth Partners

John Gardner was one of the founding members of BlueRun Ventures, which spun out of Nokia a decade ago after scoring a huge win as PayPal’s first investor. But, proving you can go home Read More →
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