Venture Capital News Roundup

Bill Maris’ departure from GV made big news. Here’s are the details on his replacement, David Krane. By Mark Begen (@mhbergen). Link

What do and Dollar Shave Club have in common? A look at two companies that chose to sell themselves over an IPO. By Rolfe Winkler (@RolfeWinkler). Link

A veteran venture investor on what he invests in. Ian Sigalow (@sigalow) talks about what he looks for in companies and founders. Link

Ever wonder what Fred Wilson did before VC? Here are his first seven jobs. By Fred Wilson (@fredwilson). Link

Calpers dialing down on VC. The nation’s largest pension fund is reducing its allocation to venture capital. By Lizette Chapman (@lizette_chapman). Link

Snapchat’s ready to expand. Rumor has it that Snapchat has its sights on a search startup Vurb. By Alex Heath (@alexeheath). Link

Speaking of shopping sprees... Salesforce is about to buy its seventh acquisition in 2016. By Eugene Kim (@eugenekim222). Link

The case for diversification in venture capital. Harry Stebbings (@HarryStebbings) interviews with Dave McClure, Founder at 500 Startups.