Tech Moves: Skype exec departs Microsoft; Frazier Healthcare taps new VC; etc.

—Skype executive Mark Gillett is leaving Microsoft, taking a new position at private equity firm Silver Lake, reports Kara Swisher at All Things D. Gillett previously worked at Silver Lake, and Swisher notes that he managed 2,500 developers. “Mark’s accomplishments at Skype have transformed the company,” said Silver Lake managing partner Egon Durban in a… Read More


Frazier buys pharmaceutical packaging company AndersonBrecon

Seattle venture capital firm Frazier Healthcare has joined with Philadelphia-based Packaging Coordinators to purchase AndersonBrecon, a leading contract pharmaceutical packing company. The unit had previously been owned by health services giant AmerisourceBergen Corporation. Packaging Coordinators is a portfolio company of Frazier, and the newly-combined entity will operate under the Packaging Coordinators name. “PCI has been on an aggressive… Read More


Frazier Healthcare raises $281M for latest venture fund

Seattle venture capital firm Frazier Healthcare has raised $281.8 million for its seventh fund, according to a SEC filing today. The company, which is targeting $300 million, has received the funds from 20 investors. Those funds include three percent from the “general partner,” according to the filing. The latest filing indicates that the firm —… Read More