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People in the news, Feb. 5, 2007

Daly news at LNK

Paige Daly

has joined LNK Partners as a managing director. The New York-based private equity firm invests in consumer and retail businesses. Daly was previously with Apax Partners as a partner in the firm’s retail and consumer group.

Picozza Joins HLM

Enrico Picozza has joined HLM Venture Partners in Boston as a venture partner. Picozza co-founded HTS Biosystems Inc., and he previously held leadership positions with Perkin Elmer and Applied Biosystems. Picozza will focus on investments in the areas of medical devices, diagnostics and drug discovery. HLM recently closed HLM Venture Partners II, a $216 million health care fund.

Storms lassoes senior associate

Ben Choi has joined Storm Ventures as a senior associate. He will focus on investments in the mobile, Internet and software sectors. Choi previously spent the past year-and-a-half with CIA venture arm In-Q-Tel as a senior associate.

Castile adds partner

Carl Stjernfeldt

has joined Waltham, Mass.-based VC firm Castile Partners as a partner. He previously was a partner with Battery Ventures.

BlueRun beefs up in Israel

BlueRun Ventures

has expanded its Israel team by adding Meirav Har-Noy as a principal and Pinchas Ziv as a venture technologist. Har-Noy previously was with Apax Partners Israel and, before that, worked at Intel Capital. Ziv previously was in the corporate technology group of Flextronics.

Weston promotes Baird

Weston Presidio

has promoted Chip Baird to the position of partner. He joined the firm in 2001 as a principal.