Exclusive: Kleiner Perkins raises $1.2 billion
Mary MeekerGeneral partner Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Few tech pundits command as much attention as Meeker, who Fortune commended in 2006 for her sharp ability to spot big picture trends "before they come into focus." When she presents her annual Internet Trends report, it is a veritable industry event. This year proved no different, as Meeker unleashed a wealth of data, from worldwide video and photo sharing to China's surge in tech adoption and e-commerce sales.
Venerable venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has raised $1.2 billion for a pair of new funds, Fortune has learned from LP sources.
The first $450 million is for KPCB’s sixteenth flagship early-stage investment fund (its last one was $525 million), while the other $750 million is for its second digital growth fund (the first one was $1 billion). Fortune previously reported on the fundraising plans back in April.
KPCB has not yet held a formal close for the vehicles, both of which were oversubscribed. Expect a public announcement once paperwork is wrapped up within the next couple of weeks.
These are KPCB’s first fundraising efforts since reorganizing senior management last fall, particularly when it comes to early-stage investing activities.
A firm spokeswoman declined to comment.
Recent Kleiner Perkins investments include rounds for MCube (MEMS motion sensors), Proterra (electric buses), Puppet Labs (IT automation software) and Uber (on-demand ride service).
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