FORTUNE -- Jason Matlof has quietly stepped down as a partner with Battery Ventures, Fortune has learned.
He had joined the firm's Silicon Valley office in early 2005 to focus on greentech and enterprise infrastructure investments. No specifics yet on his destination, except that it is expected to be an operating role (he had been VP of marketing and biz dev with Neoteris prior to joining Battery).
Matlof's portfolio companies had included Clean Urban Energy, FirstFuel Software, Redwood Systems, Qteros and SolarBridge Technologies.
Some of Matlof's board seats will be assumed by Battery's Tom Crotty. In general, this basically marks the end of Battery's foray into greentech investing, as it is not planning to add anyone to replace Matlof.
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While we wait for First Round Capital to send out its annual holiday video (I had heard it was coming later today), the folks over at Battery Ventures have sent over its own offering: An online game called Whack-A-VC.
Sadly it doesn't appear that the whack-able VCs are specific people, but rather just stereotypical cartoons (angry guy, powerpoint guy, etc.). But it's the thought that counts. Go here to play.Dan Primack - Dec 20, 2011 12:35 PM ET
Biofuel startup Qteros has laid off CEO John McCarthy and most of its other Boston-area employees, Fortune has learned.
The Marlborough, Mass.-based company was founded in 1996 as SunEthanol, with a focus developing and commercializing cellulosic ethanol. It raised over $35 million in venture capital funding, from such firms as Battery Ventures, Venrock, Long River Ventures, BP (BP) and Valero Energy (VLO). There also was a Dow Jones report in July MOREDan Primack - Nov 17, 2011 2:45 PM ET
Morgan Jones is out at Battery Ventures, which he joined more than 15 years ago as a general partner.
Jones quietly transitioned to a senior advisor role earlier this year, after having led the firm's industrial technologies practice. His portfolio company board seats were Achronix (field programmable gate arrays), Nova Instruments (measurement systems for fluid and solid mechanics) and Nova Metrix (testing and geotechnical instrumentation).
Past deals included Nova Analytics (acquired by ITT), MOREDan Primack - Sep 23, 2011 3:06 PM ET
While we wait to find out if Jack Dorsey really is returning to Twitter full-time, here's some other personnel scoop from the micro-messaging juggernaut:
Satya Patel has quietly stepped down as a Silicon Valley-based partner with Battery Ventures, in order to join Twitter.
I don't yet know what his new job title is, but wouldn't be surprised if it has something to do with advertising (i.e., monetization). Prior to joining Battery in MOREDan Primack - Mar 24, 2011 11:04 AM ET
Lots of venture capital firms are raising growth equity funds to, in part, buy secondary stakes in hot private companies like Facebook and Twitter. Battery Ventures, however, is not one of them.
I only bring it up because peHUB seems to have misinterpreted Battery's recent filing for a $173 million "Opportunity Fund."
A source familiar with the situation says that the pool actually is part of Battery's internal wealth management program, in MOREDan Primack - Mar 7, 2011 11:24 AM ET
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