Facebook investor Jim Breyer picks Austin as Breyer Capital’s second home
Tech Crunch, Monday September 14th, 2020

Earlier this year, in the middle of a pandemic, Jim set up a second home for his personal fund in Austin, Texas. The move is a sign of Austin’s growing clout as a technology hub and another indication that Silicon Valley, New York and Boston may have more competition from a growing collection of cities for tech talent and national attention.

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Introducing Breyer Capital Austin
Austin Startups, August 4th, 2020
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New Portfolio Company: OJO Labs

Breyer Capital is proud to announce our investment in OJO labs. See below for a note from OJO’s CEO: John Berkowitz:

It is in times of crisis when individuals, teams, and organizations true character is tested. I could not be more proud of how team OJO rose to the issues of 2020. They became pragmatic, resilient, never made excuses, and got focused on progress. While ensuring the business not only survived but thrived they not once forget our company value of ‘show compassion’ and leaned in to help our local communities, supported other local businesses, and stood up loud and mighty in the face of social injustice. This is a big day for OJO Labs and Movoto but watch out we are only just getting started! Welcome to the family Imtiyaz Haque and the rest of the incredibly talented Movoto family! Lastly things like this couldn’t be possible without brilliant investors who have your back and believe in your mission. Very fortunate to have Russell Valdez and team Wafra, Krishna Srinivasan and team LiveOak Venture Partners, Jim Breyer and team Breyer Capital and many other incredible investors in our corner fueling our ambitions!

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Paige adds $5M from Goldman Sachs
Tech Crunch, April 23rd, 2020

The round comes from Goldman Sachs, specifically its merchant banking division, and is an extension to the Series B of $45 million that Paige announced in December 2019 led by Breyer Capital. Leo Grady, Paige’s CEO, said that the startup has not been doing any COVID-19-related work — its focus is squarely on cancer research at the moment — but he also said that the recent health pandemic has shone a light on some of the shortcomings that existed in the medical world, an area that Paige is addressing in its work….

“Paige’s leadership is doing a fantastic job in building a stellar team and seizing opportunities in this exciting market,” added Jim Breyer, founder and CEO of Breyer Capital, also in a statement.

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New Portfolio Company: Swivel

Swivel has developed an agile leasing platform and network. The startup just raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Jim Breyer of Breyer Capital (who’s also backed the likes of Facebook and Spotify). Breyer is contributing $5 million of the capital. The company plans to use its new capital primarily to expand across the U.S. in 2020. It is in talks with landlords in Boston, New York, Northern Virginia, Charlotte, N.C., Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Utah, Denver and San Francisco.

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CNBC’s Sara Eisen and Jim Breyer join “Closing Bell” from Davos, Switzerland.
CNBC, January 22nd, 2020

CNBC’s Sara Eisen and Jim Breyer from Breyer Capital join “Closing Bell” for an exclusive interview from Davos, Switzerland. Jim discusses the state of venture capital investing, artificial intelligence, and the potential for China <> US technological collaboration.

 

 

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