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Old 31st October 2011, 11:00 PM
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How Russian Tycoon Yuri Milner Bought His Way Into Silicon Valley

To many, Milner’s success is not just too much and too fast in a land of too much and too fast but … but … and here people start to petulantly phumpher … somehow unfair: Here’s an outsider who has handed out money at outrageously founder-friendly terms—paying huge amounts for relatively small stakes, essentially buying exclusive access to the most desirable companies on the web! It is his outsiderness that seems most irritating and even alarming. How is it that an outsider has spotted opportunities that the Valley’s best investors missed? Does Milner’s success suggest that the rest of the world is starting to horn in on what has been, to date, as American as apple pie—the Internet future and Internet riches?

That’s why I’m here—in Russia and in his parents’ apartment—to try to figure out just what his advantage is. If he is a game changer, how exactly does the game change? I’m curious, too, about what he’s after personally: He seems to want respect from the Silicon Valley folk—but why would he? Why does he care what they think? Milner’s rise as a power-brokering investor happened so fast—his fund went from zero equity to more than $12 billion in US assets in less than two years—that his story has not had time to come out.

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/10/mf_milner/
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Re: How Russian Tycoon Yuri Milner Bought His Way Into Silicon Valley

Someone get that man's email address!
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Old 1st November 2011, 12:59 AM
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Re: How Russian Tycoon Yuri Milner Bought His Way Into Silicon Valley

http://dst-global.com/

Drewbert you still seeing 2014 on that other thread btw (http://www.idnforums.com/forums/3026...12-2012-a.html)? & you got PM

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