Ray Lane, former chairman of Hewlett- Packard Co. and partner emeritus at venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, is in a dispute with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service that has left him with a $100 million tax bill.
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the venture firm that backed Zynga Inc. and Groupon Inc., is considering starting a new fund focused on startups selling cloud services to corporations.
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is anti-woman.
For Ray Lane, the years after leaving Oracle Corp. with a $1 billion fortune were supposed to cement his reputation as a shrewd Silicon Valley executive.
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