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Esther Dyson is still excited about the possibilities with collecting data, and health devices that can give real-time feedback.

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Esther Dyson is still excited about the possibilities with collecting data, and health devices that can give real-time feedback.

Angel Investor Esther Dyson Increases Dosage in Health Startups

Angel investor Esther Dyson continues to spread her wings. The former technology analyst found success as an early backer of photo-sharing service Flickr and bookmarking site Delicious, both of which sold to Yahoo. She’s on the boards of high-profile sites...

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Former McAfee CEO Dave DeWalt is taking the helm of FireEye, which may go public next year.

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Former McAfee CEO Dave DeWalt is taking the helm of FireEye, which may go public next year.

Former McAfee Chief DeWalt Named FireEye CEO, Aims for 2013 IPO

Dave DeWalt, the former chief executive officer of antivirus software maker McAfee, has taken the top job at security startup FireEye and plans an initial public offering in the first half of next year. DeWalt, 48, left McAfee in July 2011 after Intel...

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Thomas Foley's next act is a new company called CapRally that is backed by venture capitalist Tim Draper.

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Thomas Foley's next act is a new company called CapRally that is backed by venture capitalist Tim Draper.

Entrepreneur Tries Second Act After Secondary Market Fizzles

When Thomas Foley started Xpert Financial in 2009, he had a simple thesis: Going public was too costly for most companies, and the private fundraising process was overly opaque. So he created an electronic exchange for private companies to raise...

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SugarCRM Chief Executive Officer Larry Augustin took another open-source company, VA Linux, public in 1999.

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SugarCRM Chief Executive Officer Larry Augustin took another open-source company, VA Linux, public in 1999.

Salesforce.com Competitor SugarCRM May Shoot for IPO in 2013

SugarCRM, which provides customer management software that competes with Salesforce.com and Oracle, may try to ride the wave of enterprise computing IPOs and go public as soon as next year, Chief Executive Officer Larry Augustin said. “Our goal is to...

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Greylock Partners is reaping rewards from business software companies such as Palo Alto Networks and Workday.

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Greylock Partners is reaping rewards from business software companies such as Palo Alto Networks and Workday.

Greylock Follows Facebook Win With Business Software IPOs

Greylock Partners has gained accolades – and bundles of money — in the past 15 months from early bets on consumer Internet brands Facebook, LinkedIn and Pandora. Now, it’s reaping rewards from investments in the lesser known but still lucrative arena of business software, where Greylock...

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Palo Alto Networks and Kayak Software are both scheduled to sell shares next week.

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Palo Alto Networks and Kayak Software are both scheduled to sell shares next week.

NYSE Awaits Busy IPO Stretch As Investors Get Over Facebook

Facebook didn’t kill the tech IPO market after all. Following the debut of ServiceNow at the end of June, Palo Alto Networks and Kayak Software are both scheduled to sell shares next week in offerings that are expected to raise...

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Doug Leone, a partner at Sequoia Capital, speaks at a conference in San Francisco last year.

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Doug Leone, a partner at Sequoia Capital, speaks at a conference in San Francisco last year.

Sequoia’s Leone Talks Hits, Misses and What’s Next on Sand Hill Road

Even for legendary Silicon Valley firm Sequoia Capital, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, venture investing is a guessing game. It requires traversing the globe to meet scores of entrepreneurs working on wacky projects, and placing bets on...

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