Remind101 Inc., a free mobile messaging service for teachers, raised $15 million in a funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as the company works to attract users looking for simpler ways to communicate at schools.
John Doerr, head of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’s alternative-energy practice, said he would give the U.S. a C grade for development of green technology, which trails innovation in Internet and biotechnology.
John Doerr, the lead partner at venture capital powerhouse Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, is joining Zynga Inc.’s board of directors, bolstering governance at the game maker as it seeks to revive growth.
Venture capitalist John Doerr and his wife gave $1.5 million last week to a group that’s defending global-warming legislation in California, bringing the couple’s total contribution so far to $2 million.
John Doerr, the lead partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, said a lawsuit accusing the venture capital firm of sexual discrimination is “without merit,” based on the results of an independent investigation.
Nextdoor.com Inc., a social- networking site for neighborhoods, raised $60 million in a funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Tiger Global Management to hire more engineers and expand overseas.
Hedge-fund manager Tom Steyer and venture capitalist John Doerr , who are defending California’s global warming laws from a challenge at the ballot box, have also put $1.4 million toward a fight over government fees.
Solyndra LLC’s failure in making solar-power panels shouldn’t be used by lawmakers to back away from U.S. investment in future sources of energy, according to executives including Microsoft Corp.’s Bill Gates.