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Peter Fenton, a partner at Benchmark Capital, in San Francisco on May 24, 2012

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Peter Fenton, a partner at Benchmark Capital, in San Francisco on May 24, 2012

Twitter Backer Fenton Poised for IPO Barrage

Peter Fenton is a busy man. The venture capitalist, best known for his early bet on Twitter, is a board member of at least five more companies that could go public within the next 18 months, including two — Lithium...

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Nextdoor co-founder Nirav Tolia said the funding values the company at more than $100 million.

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Nextdoor co-founder Nirav Tolia said the funding values the company at more than $100 million.

Nextdoor’s $18.6M Funding Values Startup at Over $100M, CEO Says

While Facebook can help people connect to family and friends from around the world, it’s seldom used to connect folks who live on the same street. For a typical user on the social network, neighbors make up just 2 percent...

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Benchmark Capital scored again after Intuit agreed to buy e-mail marketer Demandforce.

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Benchmark Capital scored again after Intuit agreed to buy e-mail marketer Demandforce.

Benchmark Capital Scores With Instagram, Demandforce and IPOs

The hits keep coming for Benchmark Capital. Following Facebook’s $1 billion acquisition of Instagram earlier this month, the venture firm scored again today after Intuit agreed to buy e-mail marketer Demandforce for $423.5 million. Benchmark, the Silicon Valley firm that...

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Frank Quattrone (seen here at a conference in 2010) sparked a debate yesterday about who's to blame for the underwriting "duopoly."

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Frank Quattrone (seen here at a conference in 2010) sparked a debate yesterday about who's to blame for the underwriting "duopoly."

In IPO ‘Duopoly,’ VCs Blame the CEOs Who Blame the VCs

It’s no secret in Silicon Valley that Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs get the hottest IPOs. From LinkedIn, Groupon and Zynga last year to Yelp and Facebook this year, it’s been a two-horse race. The irony is that startups and...

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