Another $40 million for Jawbone from Kleiner Perkins, Deutsche Telekom

Jawbone, a San Francisco-based company that makes mobile lifestyle accessories such as Jambox and Up, a personal health device has raised another $40 million in new funds from Deutsche Telekom, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, private investor Yuri Milner and J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

Michael Moritz: Easy to start, tough to keep a company going

It’s easier than ever to start a company, according to Sequoia Capital General Partner Michael Moritz, but there’s still the question of how companies will stand the test of time. That was one takeaway from his chat with Om Malik at GigaOM RoadMap on Thursday.

Super VC Michael Moritz headlines GigaOM RoadMap

Michael Moritz, general partner at white shoe venture firm, Sequoia Capital is going to be a headline speaker at our GigaOM RoadMap conference, on November 10 in San Francisco. Moritz, along with other tech luminaries will help us figure out how connectedness will change our future.

Now Evernote wants to become a productivity platform

Fresh off its $50 million in funding, note-taking and memory service Evernote is preparing for its first-ever developer conference next month, where it will outline its broader strategy and how it plans on becoming a 100-year company by building a productivity platform.

Sequoia hires — and kicks tires — with Talenthouse deal

Sequoia will be crowdsourcing its job application process through Talenthouse, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup that allows companies and artists to hold design contests for things like album art and logos. Sequoia isn’t an investor in Talenthouse– yet. Could this essentially be a public tire-kicking session?

Taykey launches out of stealth mode with $11M VC

Online advertising platform startup Taykey officially launched out of stealth mode Thursday with the announcement of a $9 million funding round led by Sequoia Capital. The round officially serves as the two-year-old company’s series B funding and brings Taykey’s total investment to $11 million.