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12 June 2015

Greylock Partners lures Sara Tavel from Pinterest, as investing partner

Sarah Tavel Greylock Greylock Partners, one of Silicon Valley's longest-established venture capital firms, has hired Pinterest executive Sarah Tavel, the photo-sharing website company's founding product manager.

12 June 2015

Ex-DFJ Esprit founding partner, DN Capital partner Tom Bradley joins Oxford Capital

oxford An experienced venture capital investor associated with backing Shazam and Lovefilm has joined Oxford Capital's growth capital business as a managing director.

11 June 2015

Kleiner Perkins discrimination trial exec Murphy moves to Menlo Ventures

MattMurphy Menlo Matt Murphy, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers when it was hit with a high-profile sex-discrimination trial by a former partner earlier this year, has been named managing director at Menlo Ventures.

11 June 2015

Bessemer brings in tech entrepreneur Umair Akeel as CTO

18fc54f US-based venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners has named Umair Akeel as chief technology officer in residence and operating partner.

9 June 2015

Actis bets on LatAm, with office in Mexico City

Ribbon Cutting2 Actis, a London-based, emerging market investment specialist which had its origins as a Commonwealth Development Corporation entity more than 10 years ago, has opened an office in Mexico City, as it prepares to "capitalise on the many opportunities" it says exist in the region.

9 June 2015

First Reserve Corp hires O’Keefe for its energy infrastructure team

electricity power lines energy Connecticut-based First Reserve Corp has named Luke O’Keefe to its energy infrastructure team in a newly-created asset manager role.

9 June 2015

Wynnchurch follows bumper Fund IV close with pair of promotions to partner

Chris O'Brien Wynnchurch Mid-market US private equity house Wynnchurch Capital has followed its rapid $1.2bn fundraise for Fund IV by promoting Chris O'Brien and Ian Kirson to partner.

8 June 2015

Top execs from LPs PGGM, OTPP elected to new infrastructure association board

meeting room board room staff executive Henk Huizing, investment director of Dutch LP PGGM, and Andrew Claerhout, head of infrastructure for the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) were among some 25 top investment industry executives elected to the board of the recently-formed Global Infrastructure Investor Association.

8 June 2015

ILPA turns to Freire following Jeramaz-Larson departure

handshake deal The Institutional Limited Partners Association has turned to veteran Peter Freire following the departure of Kathy Jeramaz-Larson, AltAssets has learned.

8 June 2015

Quadriga founder Römer replaces Amadeus’ Glover as EVCA chairman

max romer evca The European Venture Capital Association has appointed Quadriga Capital founding partner Max Römer as chairman to replace the outgoing Anne Glover.

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