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Kleiner Perkins

Kleiner Perkins Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, is an American venture capital firm which specializes in investing in incubation, early stage and growth companies. Since its founding in 1972, the firm has backed entrepreneurs in over 900 ventures, including America Online, Amazon.com, Tandem Computers, Electronic Arts, JD.com, Genentech, Netscape, Sun Microsystems, Synack, AppDynamics, Twitter. By 2019 it had raised around $9 billion in four growth funds. Kleiner Perkins is headquartered in Menlo Park in Silicon Valley, with offices in San Francisco and Shanghai, China; the New York Times described Kleiner Perkins as “perhaps Silicon Valley’s most famous venture firm.” The Wall Street Journal called it one of the "largest and most established" venture capital firms and Dealbook named it "one of Silicon Valley's top venture capital providers." The firm was formed in 1972 as Kleiner, Caufield & Byers in Menlo Park, with a focus on seed, early-stage, growth companies. The firm is named after its four founding partners: Eugene Kleiner, Tom Perkins, Frank J. Caufield, Brook Byers.

Kleiner was a founder of Fairchild Semiconductor, Perkins was an early Hewlett-Packard executive. Byers joined in 1977. Located in Menlo Park, Kleiner Perkins had access to the growing technology industries in the area. By the early 1970s, there were many semiconductor companies based in the Santa Clara Valley as well as early computer firms using their devices and programming and service companies. Venture capital firms suffered a temporary downturn in 1974, when the stock market crashed and investors were wary of this new kind of investment fund; the firm was still active in this period. By 1996, Kleiner Perkins had funded around 260 companies a total of $880 million. Beyond the original founders, notable members of the firm have included individuals such as John Doerr, Vinod Khosla, Bill Joy. Colin Powell joined as a “strategic” partner in 2005, while Al Gore joined as partner in 2007 as part of a collaboration between Kleiner Perkins and Generation Investment Management. Mary Meeker joined the firm in 2010, that year Kleiner Perkins expanded its practice to invest in growth stage companies.

Meeker departed in 2019 to found Bond Capital. Mamoon Hamid from Social Capital and Ilya Fushman from Index Partners joined in 2017 and 2018 both as investing partners; the New York Times has described Kleiner Perkins as “perhaps Silicon Valley’s most famous venture firm.” The firm was described by Dealbook in 2009 as "one of Silicon Valley's top venture capital providers,” and The Wall Street Journal in 2010 called it one of the "largest and most established" venture capital firms. By 2019 it had raised around $9 billion in four growth funds. In May 2012, Ellen Pao, an employee, sued the firm for gender discrimination in Pao v. Kleiner Perkins, which the firm has vigorously denied. On March 27, 2015, after a month-long trial, the jury found against Pao on all claims. In June 2015, Pao filed an appeal. In September 2015, Pao announced. In September 2018, Kleiner Perkins announced it was spinning out its digital growth team into a new independent firm; the firm announced its 19th fund on January 2019 after raising $600 million.

The fund is focused on early stage investments in the "consumer, hard tech and fintech" sectors. The firm raised US$600 million for its 18th fund, KP XVIII, in January 2019. In March 2008 Kleiner Perkins announced the iFund, a $100 million venture capital investment initiative that funds concepts related to the iPhone, doubled that investment a year later, it was reported in April 2008 that Kleiner Perkins was raising funds for a $500 million growth-stage clean-technology fund. In October 2010, the firm launched a $250 million fund called sFund to focus on social startups, with co-investors such as Facebook and Amazon.com. In early 2016, the firm raised $1.4 billion in KP XVII and DGF III. The firm has been an early investor in more than 900 technology and life sciences firms since its founding, including Amazon.com, America Online, Beyond Meat, Compaq, Electronic Arts, Google, Lotus Development, Shyp, Sun Microsystems, Twitter. Some current investments include DJI, Coursera, Shape Security, Farmers Business Network, IronNet Cybersecurity, Desktop Metal, Rippling, Slack, UiPath, Loom, Viz.ai, Looker.

Recent investments include Modern Health, Future and STORD. Kleiner Perkins paid $5 million in 1994 for around 25% of Netscape and profited from Netscape's IPO, its investment of $8 million in Cerent was worth around $2 billion when the optical equipment maker was sold to Cisco Systems for $6.9 billion in August 1999. In 1999, Kleiner Perkins paid $12 million for a stake in Google; as of 2019, the market cap of Google's parent company was estimated at around $831 billion. As initial investors in Amazon.com Kleiner Perkins scored returns in excess of $1 billion on an $8 million investment. See also: Category:Kleiner Perkins peopleThe firm has five partners managing investments: John Doerr Brook Byers Ilya Fushman Mamoon Hamid Wen Hsieh Bucky Moore Ted Schlein Al Gore Colin Powell Randy Komisar Bing Gordon Eric Feng List of venture capital firms www.kleinerperkins.com

Westworld

Westworld is an American science fiction-thriller media franchise which began in 1973 with the release of the film Westworld and directed by Michael Crichton. The film depicts a technologically advanced, Western-themed amusement park populated by androids that malfunction and begin killing the human visitors. In 1980, there was Beyond Westworld. A television series called Westworld, produced by HBO and based on the original film, debuted on October 2, 2016. A second season aired in April 2018, with a third season ordered the following month. Westworld was the first theatrical feature novelist, after one TV movie, it was the first feature film to use digital image processing to pixellate photography in order to simulate an android's point of view. The film was nominated for Hugo and Saturn awards; the film was well-received by critics. The story is about amusement park robots that begin killing visitors, it stars Yul Brynner as an android in a futuristic Western-themed amusement park, Richard Benjamin and James Brolin as guests of the park.

Futureworld is the sequel to the Michael Crichton film. The sequel stars Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Arthur Hill, Stuart Margolin, John Ryan, Yul Brynner, who makes a cameo appearance in a dream sequence. Other than Brynner, none of the cast members from the original film appear, original writer-director Crichton was not involved; the story is set two years after the Westworld tragedy, with the Delos corporation having reopened the park. The story starts when newspaper reporter Chuck Browning and TV reporter Tracy Ballard are invited to review the park. Beyond Westworld was created by Michael Crichton which served as a continuation of the two feature films; the series stars Jim McMullan as Security Chief John Moore of the Delos Corporation. The story revolved around Moore having to stop the evil scientist, Quaid, as he plans to use the Delos robots to try to take over the world, it premiered on March 1980 on the television network CBS in the United States. The show was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup and Outstanding Art Direction For a Series.

Only five episodes were produced. Westworld is an American science fiction-thriller television series created by Husband-wife duo Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. Nolan serves as executive producer along with Joy, J. J. Abrams and Bryan Burk; the series takes place in fictional Westworld, a technologically advanced, Western-themed amusement park populated by synthetic androids dubbed "Hosts". Westworld caters to high-paying visitors dubbed "Newcomers", who can do whatever they wish within the park, without fear of retaliation from the Hosts. Westworld premiered on October 2016 on the cable television channel HBO in the United States; the series has been well received. The series has attained strong Nielsen ratings for HBO, with the U. S. series premiere attracting 1.96 million viewers. A first-person shooter based on the film, titled Westworld 2000, was released in 1996

Causus resimus

Causus resimus is a venomous viper species found in isolated populations distributed across tropical Africa. No subspecies are recognized. Averages 30–60 cm in length with a maximum of 75 cm, they appear stout. The head is short and distinct from the neck with an upturned snout; the circumorbital ring includes 2 postoculars and 1-2 subocular scales. There are 6-7 sublabials; the temporal scales number 2+3. Midbody there are 19-22 rows of faintly keeled dorsal scales. There are 131-155 ventral scales; the anal scale is single. There are 16-27 paired subcaudals; the color pattern consists of a green ground color. This is overlaid with a series dark inverted chevron-like crossbars that run down the back, similar to C. defilippii and C. rhombeatus. The chin and throat are yellow; the belly is a cream or pearly in color. Green night adder, velvety-green night adder, green viper. Central and eastern Africa from Nigeria east to Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and south to Tanzania, Burundi and DR Congo. An isolated population occurs in western Angola.

The type locality is listed as "Sennâr, vom Gebel-Ghule". Prefers low-lying moist savanna, wooded hills, high grasslands, the riparian zones of rivers that run through swamps, rocky gorges, coastal scrubland and semi-deserts. Known to occur in man-made habitats, such as abandoned quarries, sugar cane plantations and in borrow pit pools along roads. If disturbed, they put on a ferocious hissing and puffing threat display; the front part of the body is raised and coiled from which position they tend to make sweeping and lashing strikes as opposed to a stabbing motion. They are terrestrial, but are good swimmers and have been known to climb into sedges in pursuit of prey. Despite their common name, they are diurnal and are seen basking, they hide under ground cover when not active. Causinae by common name Causinae by taxonomic synonyms Snakebite Causus resimus at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 2 August 2007. Causus resimus in the CalPhotos Photo Database, University of California, Berkeley

Knyszyn Forest Landscape Park

Knyszyn Forest Landscape Park known as Puszcza Knyszyńska Landscape Park is a protected area in Podlaskie Voivodeship of northeastern Poland. It protects an area of 744.47 square kilometres. It was established in 1988, is a Natura 2000 EU Special Protection Area; the landscape park contains 20 nature reserves. The natural Landscape Park is within Podlaskie Voivodeship, is located in: Białystok County in Gmina Czarna Białostocka, Gmina Gródek, Gmina Michałowo, Gmina Supraśl, Gmina Wasilków Mońki County in Gmina Knyszyn Sokółka County in Gmina Sokółka, Gmina Janów, Gmina Krynki, Gmina Szudziałowo Landscape parks in Poland Special Protection Areas in Poland Natura 2000 in Poland

Buddies (1983 film)

Buddies is a 1983 Australian comedy/drama film directed by Arch Nicholson and written by John Dingwall. Dingwall won the Best Original Screenplay AFI Award for the script; the film was not a great success in 1983, as no Australian distributor wanted to release it, but Dingwall took it around the country cinemas himself, where it was well received. Young miners Mike and Johnny work in the gem fields of central Queensland around Emerald. Conflict arises when their pick-and-shovel operation is threatened by a large scale bulldozer operator. Colin Friels as Mike Kris McQuade as Stella Harold Hopkins as Johnny Simon Chilvers as Alfred Norman Kaye as George Lisa Peers as Jennifer Bruce Spence as Ted Andrew Sharp as Peter Dinah Shearing as Merle John Dingwall wrote the script and decided to produce it himself, he raised the money with the help of a former mayor of Rockhampton. Most of the money was raised in Queensland, including investment from the Queensland Film Corporation. Shooting took place on location in Emerald and lasted six weeks.

According to Dingwall, the film tested well with audiences but there was a difficulty in marketing it. Buddies grossed $81,777 at the box office in Australia, equivalent to $215,891 in 2009 dollars. At the 1983 AFI awards Buddies was nominated in the Best Achievement in Sound, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Lead Role and Best Original Music Score categories. John Dingwall won the Best Original Screenplay AFI Award for the script. Buddies on IMDb Buddies at the Australian screen Buddies at Oz Movies

Possessing Ruby Lin

Possessing Ruby Lin is a 2004 album by Taiwanese pop singer Ruby Lin. Compilation album which presents two new songs and 14 of her tunes. 爱一个人快乐 Love One's Happiness 放心一博 Give it a Go 半生缘 18 Springs 擦身而过 We passed by each other 爱再靠近一点 Love, Move a little Closer 投怀送抱 Falling into your arms 云深深雨蒙蒙 Dense Cloud, Misty Rain 夜宿兰桂坊 Overnight in Lan Kuai Fong 冬眠地图 Hibernating Map 新浪漫 New Romance 一百八十分钟零七秒 180 Minutes and 7 Seconds 采心 Harvesting Hearts 笑话 Joke 生死相许 Till Death Do Us Part Format: 1CD+1DVD-5 Ruby Lin's last album with BMG Taiwan. Baidu Intro Page