The only place that called him back: Hewlett-Packard. Founded and led by Internet entrepreneur Jeremy Allaire, and backed by world leading venture investors, Circle brings decades of technology and management leadership to the nascent but fast-growing global digital currency ecosystem. Everyone knows how that turned out. This will discontinue both the special invitations mentioned previously, as well as your subscription to the weekly newsletter. These days, Breyer remains quite the globetrotter, seeking out investments in China and emerging markets, as well as dividing his time between New York and Northern California.
. Breyer spent the lunch meeting advising Young on the importance of the P. He got turned down by firms like Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins and eventually got hired by Arthur Patterson and Jim Swartz for their firm, Accel Partners. After graduating in 1987, he went to work for Accel. In December 2005, Breyer was appointed an honorary professor at the Yuelu Academy, Hunan University, China. Circle is backed by venture capital leaders Jim Breyer, Accel Partners and General Catalyst Partners.
I'm tired of the image of the father as a fat, beer-chugging, stupid guy. The next night, the two had dinner at a restaurant outside Palo Alto. The company is building a secure architecture that will increase consumer privacy protection and provide tools for making payments and sending and receiving digital currency. To enable us to keep providing these services free of charge, we reserve the right to contact you with special invitations to sample or purchase private equity-related products. Additionally, Breyer acts as the Chairman of the Stanford University Engineering Venture Fund and can be on the panel of the Stanford Technology Ventures System. And I realized, 'Aw, man, I can't let my kids watch this.
Since, Bryer has committed to more than 30 businesses which have gone general public or finished a merger. Breyer has been criticized for taking too much credit for the Facebook deal. Following a two-year stint at McKinsey and Harvard Business School after that, Breyer decided to go back to the Valley. Breyer is chairman of the Stanford Engineering Venture Fund, former chairman of the Harvard Business School California Research Center, and is the former chairman of the Silicon Valley region committee for Stanford University's Campaign for Undergraduate Education. He spent a summer and fall working there, and before he left to go back to his classes at Stanford, he asked for a lunch meeting with then C. Breyer is also a Director of Dell Inc. Jim Breyer also targets global investments while dealing with Accel Companions and others in elsewhere, Europe and China.
By submitting this free subscription request for any of these products, you are also consenting to this communication. When Facebook went public in 2012, Accel was its biggest shareholder after Zuckerberg, owning an 11 percent stake in the company. This includes investing actively out of Breyer Capital, an equity investor focused on social entrepreneurs in the media, technology, education and retail industries. He also personally owns 1% of the company. Jim Breyer met Facebook C.
He is the presiding independent director and serves on the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee and the Technology and eCommerce Committee. Several Accel portfolio companies have had successful exits in recent years, including Venmo, Etsy, and Dropcam. I'm changing it, baby, one city at a time. For more information, please visit. Wealth Breyer made his first appearance on the Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans in 2011. These payment tools will integrate into both online and in-person payments, lowering costs while reducing the risks of fraud and chargebacks often associated with credit and debit cards. A few of his investments, including Facebook, earned over 100 moments price and others over 25 times price.
Jim Breyer will join the Board of Directors of Circle, as will David Orfao of General Catalyst Partners. He also served on the Board of Marvel Entertainment until their acquisition by Disney, where he was the founding Chairman of the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee. Like the early years of the commercial Internet, digital currency today is often perceived as fringe, difficult to use, unregulated and therefore unsafe for mainstream acceptance or adoption. For consumers, Circle will provide an easy-to-use service to exchange, store, send and receive digital currency. Breyer is the former chairman of the National Venture Capital Association , a former president of the Western Association of Venture Cap.
Circle also recently hired John Beccia as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Educational and professional background Education Breyer holds an M. The dot-com bubble burst was not kind to the firm, but its investment in Facebook was a comeback for Accel, which has since invested in such start-ups as Slack, Dropbox, and Spotify. It looked like a risky deal by many measures. Community connections Breyer is on the Board of the Associates of the Harvard Business School, Stanford Technology Ventures Program and Technet, and is a trustee of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and of the Menlo School.
Corporate boards Breyer has been on the Walmart board since 2001. Mark Zuckerberg for the first time in early April 2005, when Zuckerberg presented his Facebook business plan at Accel. As an international group, we may transfer your data on a global basis for the purposes indicated above. Breyer in 1961, New Haven, Connecticut, he graduated from Stanford University and Harvard University, where he was called a Baker Scholar. He is also on the board of Dell Inc. He is also a minority owner of the Boston Celtics.