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Peter Delevett

Silicon Valley, California
As seen in:  San Jose Mercury News

Longtime Silicon Valley journalist, now director of global marketing and press for the world's largest VC firm. Opinions are my own.

Xoom, a startup with PayPal pedigree, soars in Silicon Valley's first IPO of the year

mercurynews.com — Posted: 02/15/2013 05:36:55 PM PST Updated: 02/15/2013 08:29:45 PM PST Click photo to enlarge The first Silicon Valley tech company to go public in 2013 pronounces its name 'zoom,' and that's just what shares of San Francisco-based Xoom did on Friday.
Jul 01, 2015

Xoom has some serious PayPal roots, as my man @pdelevett and I pointed out when it went public in 2013. bayareane.ws/1f2HF1x $EBAY $XOOM

Tesla's media strategy: build a brand without spending on advertising

mercurynews.com — Posted: 04/05/2013 01:49:50 PM PDT Updated: 04/07/2013 09:18:39 PM PDT It's been quite a week for Tesla Motors ( TSLA). The Palo Alto-based electric car company reported that it reached profitability for the first time, saw its stock close at an all-time high, unveiled a new financing program and celebrated the opening of its expanded showroom in San Jose's Santana Row.
Oct 02, 2014

Tesla: building a brand without spending on advertising. bit.ly/1r3VTg6 #tbt $TSLA

Latest quarterly numbers indicate continuing gloom among most venture capital firms

mercurynews.com — Posted: 08/10/2012 05:00:00 PM PDT Updated: 08/29/2012 11:36:58 AM PDT Stop us if you've heard this one before: Venture capitalists continue to invest less money, take in less money and feel more pessimistic than a year ago.
Jul 09, 2014

Is it really doom and gloom in the VC space? If you believe the latest quarterly figures so it seems to be siliconvalley.com/ci_21285903/vc…

Elevator Pitch: Norwest's Promod Haque is the $35 billion man

mercurynews.com — Posted: 01/20/2014 11:17:05 AM PST Updated: 01/21/2014 11:53:07 AM PST In nearly 25 years as a venture capitalist, Promod Haque of Norwest Venture Partners has invested in dozens of companies he says have produced a collective $35 billion in exits.
May 08, 2014

Elevator Pitch: Norwest's Promod Haque is the $35 billion man - San Jose Mercury News mercurynews.com/business/ci_24… via @MercNews

Leaving a profession I love ... and greeting the future

redroom.com — For the past 10 years, a quote from former Los Angeles Times editor John Carroll has been taped to my wall in the newsroom. "It is the constitutional right of every citizen," Carroll wrote , "no matter how ignorant or how depraved, to be a journalist." Today, I renounce that right.
Mar 20, 2014

Leaving a profession I love ... and greeting the future redroom.com/member/peter-d…

Leaving a profession I love ... and greeting the future

redroom.com — For the past 10 years, a quote from former Los Angeles Times editor John Carroll has been taped to my wall in the newsroom. "It is the constitutional right of every citizen," Carroll wrote , "no matter how ignorant or how depraved, to be a journalist." Today, I renounce that right.
Mar 19, 2014

RT @peterdelevett: To find out more about my escape from the Good Ship Journalism, read this: redroom.com/member/peter-d…

Mar 19, 2014

To find out more about my escape from the Good Ship Journalism, read this: redroom.com/member/peter-d…

Mar 20, 2014

One of my mentors, the great @peterdelevett, is leaving the @mercnews after 14 years and quitting journalism. redroom.com/member/peter-d…

Peter Delevett's answer to Why do some very smart people suck at programming?

quora.com — Answer (1 of 39): Some may have a low frustration tolerance. This is a disadvantage in two ways: 1. To build a project of significant scope you have to be the type that isn't easily defeated. In particular, you can't become frustrated while debugging and give up on the project.
Mar 07, 2014

My answer to Why do some very smart people suck at programming? qr.ae/nX887

Twitter�s IPO means 1,600 new millionaires in Silicon Valley

thereporteronline.com — If you're thinking of buying a home in the Bay Area, better move quick: More than 1,600 new millionaires are walking around today thanks to Twitter's initial public offering of stock. That estimate, from financial analysis firm PrivCo, is just one of the ways Thursday's Wall Street welcome for the San Francisco microblogging service has shifted the local landscape.
Nov 10, 2013

RT @LansReporter: Twitter's IPO means 1,600 new millionaires in Silicon Valley: bit.ly/HPBAnD

Big Sur residents bracing for Sean Parker wedding extravaganza

mercurynews.com — Long before "The Social Network" made him a household name, Sean Parker had a flair for the outrageous. He got arrested at 16 for hacking into government databases, partied with rock stars after cofounding Napster and dodged rumors of drug-fueled excess as Facebook's first president.
May 30, 2013

Big Sur readies for the Big One: Sean Parker's wedding. fb.me/2uRy8V3Nh

May 30, 2013

"We're pretty used to celebrities being in Big Sur," BUT "they've basically built a movie set to have their wedding." mercurynews.com/business/ci_23…

Big Sur residents bracing for Sean Parker wedding extravaganza

mercurynews.com — Long before "The Social Network" made him a household name, Sean Parker had a flair for the outrageous. He got arrested at 16 for hacking into government databases, partied with rock stars after cofounding Napster and dodged rumors of drug-fueled excess as Facebook's first president.
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