Tuesday, December 15, 2015

UC Ventures Haute-Line Bling-type reincarnation?


UC Investments will anchor fund led by Vivek Ranadivé to invest in UC innovation

 Bachher focused on backing a fund created by a stellar entrepreneur with objectives and goals similar to what originally was called “UC Ventures.”



"Silicon Valley Icon, NBA Team Owner to Lead UC Venture Fund
Vivek Ranadivé—founder of $4.3 billion TIBCO Software—will juggle Sacramento Kings ownership duties with heading the University of California’s new innovation fund."

Drake on him in:

-but would SNL think he can dance?

more on that here

This assessment:


SI's Chris Mannix talks about how a soap opera isn't as good as the predictably dysfunctional Kings and says it all begins in the owners box with Vivek Ranadive who is one of the worst owners in the league.


And there's this on UW, where Cal and UCSD pop up in:

Pushing forward in the field of big data, the UW was recently selected by the National Science Foundation, along with the University of California, San Diego, and the University of California, Berkeley, to co-lead one of four Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs in the U.S. to catalyze collaborations that drive innovative application of data science.

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