Tech Industry

Short Take: eBay auctions breakfast with venture capitalist

A New York entrepreneur, Mark Hernandez, made the winning bid of $4,400 on eBay for breakfast with Steve Jurvetson, managing director of venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Jurvetson's firm has backed several successful technology start-ups, including HotMail and Four11. After bidding closed, another bidder offered $5,000 for another breakfast with Jurvetson. The $9,400 raised will go the Emergency Housing Consortium of San Jose.

A New York entrepreneur, Mark Hernandez, made the winning bid of $4,400 on eBay for breakfast with Steve Jurvetson, managing director of venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Jurvetson's firm has backed several successful technology start-ups, including HotMail and Four11. After bidding closed, another bidder offered $5,000 for another breakfast with Jurvetson. The $9,400 raised will go the Emergency Housing Consortium of San Jose.