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The Kleiner Mafia: Meet the Silicon Valley investors who did their tours of duty at the once untouchable VC firm

Some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent venture capital firms were started by former Kleiner Perkins investors, including Khosla Ventures and Defy Partners.

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Defy VC founder focuses on early stage deals as startups get pricier

We’re big believers that you want to be supportive of good companies and entrepreneurs.

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Defy Partners Closes $262 Million Fund To Invest In Early Stage Startups

Defy Partners, a San Francisco-based early stage venture company, announced it has closed a $262 million oversubscribed second fund. With this second fund, Defy Partners is going to continue to lead investments where it commits $3 million to $10 million in initial financing for real ownership while also reserving significant capital for follow-on financing.

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Defy Partners doubles down exploiting Series A scarcity with oversubscribed $262m second fund

Series A investment specialist Defy Partners has hit a $262m final close for its oversubscribed second fundraise.

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Defy Partners wraps up sophomore fund at $262 mln

“We are passionate about investing in authentic entrepreneurs, a phrase we use to describe founders who know their industry better than anyone, who are solving big urgent problems,” said Trae Vassallo, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Defy. “The relationships we build with these brilliantly talented entrepreneurs is what inspires us daily and is exactly what…

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