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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

VC Factcheet: GREYLOCK PARTNERS

Company Summary and History
Greylock Partners have been in operation since 1965. They have funded and successfully built hundreds of companies, more than 150 of those have gone on to IPOs and more than 100 have achieved successful M & A events . Since 1965 they have raised 13 funds in the form of limited partnerships, the latest of which (Greylock XIII) was expanded to 1 billion USD in March 2011 .

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Start-up Spotlight: Interview with Josh Liu co-founder of Minutebox

Your background in a few words... and why Minutebox? I was in advertising, working at Ogilvy Taipei. But you know, it is frustrating, working in an agency. All the time you spend serving your idea and the clients don’t buy it for the silliest reasons. So I wanted to be an entrepreneur and nurture my own ideas. That is why I came to London and pursued an MBA at Imperial.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

VC Factsheet: BESSEMER VENTURE PARTNERS

Company Summary and History
Bessemer Venture Partners,
formed in 1911,
is one of the longest-standing venture capital firms in the United States. The founder Henry Philips Jr. formed Bessemer Securities Corporation, as part of which Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) originally operated, to manage and invest the proceedings from the sale of Carnegie Steel, founded with Andrew Carnegie. Since 1975, Bessemer Venture Partners has operated as a standalone partnership with Bessemer Securities Corporation as its primary limited partner.