Jim Breyer and Sean Parker, who were early stakeholders in Facebook Inc. and had a falling out at the company in 2005, agree on one thing: there’s too much capital flowing into Silicon Valley Internet startups.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is betting on career insider Doug McMillon, who learned the business from founder Sam Walton, to revive a company struggling with slowing growth at home and in the international regions he oversaw.
A few months after struggling to raise a new fund in 2005, Accel Partners bet $12.2 million on a website run by a college dropout. Seven years later, that wager is poised to be the most profitable ever for a venture firm.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Doug McMillon, head of its international business, will replace Mike Duke as chief executive officer when he retires as the world’s largest retailer struggles to ignite growth at home and abroad.