Greylock is a venture capital firm that back entrepreneurs building consumer and enterprise software companies. Their investments include Airbnb, AppDynamics, Cloudera (NYSE: CLDR), Docker, Dropbox (Nasdaq:DBX), Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), Medium, Nextdoor, Okta (Nasdaq: OKTA), Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) and Workday (NYSE: WDAY).
Founded in 1965, Greylock is based in Menlo Park, California, after they moved their in 2009 from their headquarters in the Boston area. The firm seeks to invest in the applications, cloud, software as a service (SaaS), data center, networking, security and storage, advertising, commerce, gaming, marketplaces, media, mobile, services, and social media sectors.
Greylock will invest in all stages of a companies growth, from seed to growth investments. They have $3.5 billion in funds under management, have led over 130 profitable mergers and acquisitions and over 175 IPO's since their founding.
Greylock also host the Greylock Techfair, since 2013, where they help university students and recent graduates looking for internships or full-time opportunities. For the Techfair, Greylock Partners brings together interested students and the engineers, product leaders and designers of participating companies.
Greylock also hosts Hackfest, where teams compete with their technology-based ideas for a $10,000 prize, judged by industry leaders based on the criteria of level of difficulty, aesthetics, originality, usefulness and the projects "wow" factor.
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