You likely haven't heard of Balderton Capital, Benchmark's former affiliate in Europe. But Barry Maloney, a partner at the VC firm, is crowing after the $1 billion sale of MySQL to Sun. Balderton owned a 15 percent stake in MySQL. It owns a similar share of Bebo, the social network which Rupert Murdoch reportedly paid a visit to recently. Bebo denies Murdoch's interest was related to an acquisition. But Bebo's U.K. market share is a coveted prize. Were Bebo to sell, so soon after MySQL's exit, Maloney would have even more reason to brag; he's on Bebo's board.