[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bing_Gordon”] Today’s advice comes from Kleiner Perkins’ Bing Gordon’s interview with Canadian Business: “I’ve found that entrepreneurs, unlike smart people, get focused on working with whatever they have at hand and doing one important thing at a time. Smart people tend to enjoy thinking about a lot of […]
[credit provider=”Zynga”] Zynga’s shares are now trading under $8.80, which means CEO Mark Pincus’ share of the company is now worth less than $1 billion.Pincus owns around 111 million shares of the company. When it went public, Pincus’ share was worth $1.06 billion. It’s now worth $979 million.
[credit provider=”Zynga”] Zynga CEO Mark Pincus is known for doing whatever it takes to win — including raiding the competition for talent, like he did at Electronic Arts.If you search on LinkedIn, you’ll find Zynga has hired more than 200 former Electronic Arts employees. Sources close to the company told […]
Bing Gordon is set to make Kleiner Perkins $650 million with his $35 million investment in Zynga as it IPOs. John Erlichman of Bloomberg West had the chance to speak with him about why he made the investment and why people enjoy Zynga’s games.
Google has joined the $250 million sFund, which was started by Kleiner-Perkins a year ago to invest in small social networking companies.It’s strange to think Google wasn’t involved at launch, as Facebook, Amazon, and Zynga were.
[credit provider=”Joi” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/4023939616/”] The investment that could be Kleiner Perkins’ greatest success since Google almost never was.At the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco last week, KP partner John Doerr said that “Zynga is the largest, most rapidly growing, most profitable company, with the most happy customers that Kleiner’s ever […]