DCM is not the first name that comes to mind for Silicon Valley entrepreneurs looking to raise venture capital. While DCM hasn't scored access to the same blockbuster deals in the U.S. that have made billions for other firms on Sand Hill Road, Asia is a different story.
Dixon Doll , co-founder of venture- capital firm DCM, said he expects 80 to 85 U.S. venture-backed companies to sell shares to the public this year, up from 72 in 2010, as investor appetite for risk picks up.
At a Northwestern University football game in October 2005, venture capitalist Peter Barris watched his alma mater suffer a 33-17 defeat to Michigan. The blow was softened by getting the best investment tip of his career.
Dixon Doll’s venture-capital firm and three Asian technology companies are starting a $100 million fund to finance startups focused on applications and services for Google Inc.’s Android operating system.
Private trading that helped spur paper gains of 50 percent or more in companies such as Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. is raising questions about how much investors know about their financial condition.
Mark Zuckerberg’s majority control over Facebook Inc., a model adopted by founders of Zynga Inc. and Groupon Inc., has become the new normal in Silicon Valley as entrepreneurs’ desire to hold sway trumps shareholder power.