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3 May 2007

Benchmark appoints Dave Goldberg as entrepreneur-in-residence

Early-stage high-technology venture capital firm Benchmark Capital has appointed Dave Goldberg, former vice president and general manager of Yahoo! Music, and co-founder and former CEO of LAUNCH Media, as an entrepreneur-in-residence.

2 May 2007

Skyline Ventures opens new office in Boston

Skyline Ventures, a US venture capital firm focused on medical devices and life sciences, has announced that it will open a satellite office in Boston. Skyline has also announced that Dr Stephen J Hoffman has joined the firm as managing director. The addition of Dr Hoffman brings the number of investment professionals at Skyline to six.

1 May 2007

Advent Venture Partners appoints Dr Richard Mason as executive-in-residence

UK venture capital firm Advent Venture Partners has appointed Dr Richard Mason as executive-in-residence. Dr Mason will work with life sciences companies in the firm's portfolio.

30 April 2007

Mohan Kharbanda joins Baird Private Equity

Mohan Kharbanda has joined Baird Venture Partners' business services team as an executive-in-residence. He will also serve as a member of the Business Services Advisory Board for Baird Capital Partners. BVP and BCP are, respectively, the US-based venture and buy-out funds of Baird Private Equity.

26 April 2007

Golden Gate Capital appoints Jai Hakhu as senior advisor

San Francisco-based private equity firm Golden Gate Capital has hired Jai Hakhu as senior advisor. Hakhu was most recently corporate vice president and general manager at Intel Corporation.

20 April 2007

Blackstone hires Susan Balloch

US buy-out giant The Blackstone Group has appointed Susan Balloch as an executive director in the firm's private equity group. Balloch's new role encompasses overall management and administrative aspects of the group's activities.

19 April 2007

Ted Schlein of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers elected new NVCA chairman

The National Venture Capital Association in the US has named Ted Schlein, partner of Menlo Park-based Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, as its 2007-2008 chairman. He succeeds Robert Grady, managing director at The Carlyle Group. The NVCA has also announced the appointment of eight new board members, who will serve a four-year term.

18 April 2007

The Riverside Company hires Keith Paige as operating partner

The Riverside Company has hired Keith L Paige as an operating partner in Europe. Throughout his career, Paige has focused primarily on industrial products and distribution and is knowledgeable in the field of brand management.

18 April 2007

Lion Capital appoints Mary Minnick as partner

London-headquartered Lion Capital has appointed Mary Minnick as partner. Minnick is joining the firm after 23 years of management experience with The Coca-Cola Company.

17 April 2007

Pomona hires Lorraine Hliboki as director, co-investments, and partner

Pomona Capital, a global private equity firm, has appointed Lorraine R Hliboki as director, co-investments, and partner. Based in New York, Lorraine will be responsible for Pomona's co-investment business, through which the firm invests in companies alongside buy-out funds.

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