Silicon Valley billionaire Thomas Siebel: ‘AI has triggered a corporate extinction event’
The Telegraph, 21 July 2019

Siebel’s new company C3, based in Redwood City, California, is a software developer for the “industrial Internet of Things” or a network of devices, vehicles and building sensors that collect and exchange data.

After his close shave on safari, it’s no surprise that Siebel likes to speak about the business world in Darwinian terms. To Siebel, it’s a ferocious fight for survival against emerging and sometimes ruthless competitive threats.

With Siebel back in decent health, C3 is making rapid progress, and last year raised $100 million of funding from investors including private equity giants TPG Growth, Breyer Capital and Sutter Hill. That brings the total amount raised to nearly $243 million. At its last fundraising round in 2017, C3 was worth $1.4 billion.

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New Portfolio Company: Pryon

Pryon is an AI company that connects enterprise employees to digital transformation through an Augmented Intelligence platform, extending their ability to find and use knowledge, drive workflows, and make better decisions from wherever they are.

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Venture Capitalist Jim Breyer Talks Tech IPOs, Facebook and Trade Tensions
Bloomberg, May 9th 2019

Venture capitalist Jim Breyer, founder and chief executive officer of Breyer Capital, discusses the IPO landscape, his views on breaking up Facebook Inc. and how global trade tensions have impacted investing. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Erik Schatzker at the SALT Conference in Las Vegas on “Bloomberg Technology.”

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Stanford University launches the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
Stanford News, March 18, 2019

Chaired by Reid Hoffman of Greylock Partners, the council also includes Jim Breyer, Breyer Capital; Jeff Dean, Google; Steve Denning, General Atlantic; John Hennessy, Stanford University; Eric Horvitz, Microsoft Research; Bob King, Peninsula Capital; James Manyika, McKinsey & Company; Marissa Mayer, Lumi Labs; Sam Palmisano, Center for Global Enterprise; Heidi Roizen, DFJ/Threshold Ventures; Eric Schmidt, Alphabet; Kevin Scott, Microsoft; Ram Shriram, Sherpalo Ventures; Vishal Sikka, Vian Systems; Neil Shen, Sequoia Capital; Jerry Yang, AME Cloud Ventures.

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Jim Breyer joins CNBC’s Sara Eisen in Davos
CNBC, January 23, 2019

“U.S. has five-year lead on semiconductors,” says Jim Breyer, Breyer Capital CEO

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New Portfolio Company: Shield AI
Shield AI Culture and Values, January 4th, 2019

Ryan Tseng, Co-Founder and CEO:

As CEO of Shield AI, achieving our mission at scale is the goal with which we begin and end each day. And today I’m humbled and honored to share that Jim Breyer of Breyer Capital will be joining the family of Shield AI investors.  Breyer, who ranked first on the Forbes Midas List for three consecutive years, joins Silicon Valley investors including Andreessen Horowitz and Homebrew in supporting the Shield AI mission to protect service members, first responders and innocent civilians with artificially intelligent systems.

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