VC firms offer Weiner a chance to bail on Yahoo

Venture capital firms Accel Partners and Greylock Partners, both laden with ex-Yahoos, and with plenty of consumer Internet startups in their portfolio, have offered Yahoo's Jeff Weiner a chance to bail on the company. Kara Swisher cites VC sources, who say Weiner could very well turn his extended paternity leave into a departure from Yahoo altogether. Unusually, the firms are said to be offering Weiner a chance to split his time as an entrepreneur-in-residence at both firms.

Last we heard from him, he was explaining how Yahoo planned to turn its morass of personalized properties into a single user profile . You know, just like Friendster! Weiner also ranked high on ex-Yahoo Bradley Horowitz's goodbye thank-you list — a list, we noted, that's filled with ex-Yahoos . (Photo by Yodel Anecdota)