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Peter Delevett

Silicon Valley, California
As seen in: The Mercury News

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

San Jose's Tessera Technologies loses proxy showdown with hedge fund, agrees to sweeping management changes.

mercurynews.com — Posted: 05/24/2013 04:46:56 PM PDT Updated: 05/24/2013 05:08:29 PM PDT A San Jose tech company that had been fighting for its life in a proxy battle has surrendered to the hedge fund that had been seeking to oust the company's board.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tahoe skiing: Family lessons that won't break the bank

mercurynews.com — Posted: 02/04/2014 12:00:00 PM PST Updated: 02/06/2014 02:26:36 PM PST We wanted to introduce our 4-year-old to skiing last winter, and my friend Big Paul said: "Take him to Northstar, drop him off at the ski school." Which was probably sound advice. The problem was, I didn't want to drop him off and ski away.

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.
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