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Greylock Partners

Greylock Partners

Greylock Partners 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) among others.

Greylock Partners 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 Partners 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 Partners 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 Partners 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 Partners 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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Funded Companies

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Facebook

Facebook is a social networking platform.

Roblox provides an online entertainment platform that allows users to build and play games and share them with others.

Nextdoor is a company providing a private communications platform for neighborhoods.It was founded in 2011 and is located in San Francisco, California.

Lyra helps companies improve access to effective, high-quality mental health care for their employees.

Blend invites companies that service the mortgage industry to sell digital tools--APIs--through its platform.

A company offering an online platform for collaborative design in team environments.

HelloSign is a cloud-based electronic signature tool to sign, fill out, send, retrieve, and save documents.

Universe is a mobile website builder offering no code development founded in 2014 by Joseph Cohen.

IFTTT is a smart-home technology company and software, focused on connecting Internet-of-Things enabled smart devices.

The only automated financial advisor offering financial planning, investment management and banking-related services all on a mobile app.

RichRelevance, now Algonomy, is an Experience Personalization company.

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People

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Adam Nash

Employee

Aki Taha

Employee

Alison Rosenthal

Employee

Andy Johns

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Arvin Babu

Employee

Asheem Chandna

Employee

Baer Tierkel

Investor

Ben Mathes

Employee

Ben Weiss

Employee

Bill Kaiser

Employee

Brandee Barker

Investor

Brendan Baker

Employee

Casandra Espinoza

Employee

Chris McCann

Employee

Daniel Portillo

Employee

Dave Morin

Investor

David Gifford

Investor

David Sze

Employee

DJ Patil

Employee

Donald Fischer

Employee

Elisa Schreiber

Employee

Evan Tana

Employee

Jake Jarvis

Employee

Jerry Chen

Employee

Jesse Dhillon

Employee

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Mark Matousek
May 7, 2021
Business Insider
Nuro has raised $1.5 billion while building a roster of blue-chip partners that includes Walmart, Domino's Pizza, and CVS.
Margaux MacColl
April 21, 2021
Business Insider
Office hand soap from the prestigious VC firm Greylock Partners is for sale on Craigslist. The seller has allegedly had an offer for at least $100.
Rosalie Chan, Melia Russell, Jeff Elder and Ashley Stewart
February 13, 2021
Business Insider
If there's one industry you can bet on during an economic downturn, it's enterprise tech. These are the startups where we think you should work.
Berber Jin
November 9, 2020
Business Insider
These 100 venture capitalists don't work for the big-name Silicon Valley firms, but are changing the face of early-stage startups.
Jordan Crook
January 29, 2020
TechCrunch
Early Stage SF is around the corner, and we are more than excited for this brand new event. The intimate gathering of founders, VCs, operators and tech industry experts is all about giving founders the tools they need to find success, no matter the challenge ahead of them. Struggling to understand the legal aspects of [...]
Jordan Crook
January 23, 2020
TechCrunch
Early Stage SF is sneaking up on us and there is plenty to be excited about. The one-day event, which brings together a wide variety of startup experts to host breakout sessions, is going down on April 28 and we have a handful of speakers to announce. So without any further ado: We're thrilled to [...]
Kate Clark
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TechCrunch
Early last year, LinkedIn co-founder and prolific venture capital investor Reid Hoffman called Chris Urmson "the Henry Ford of autonomous vehicles (AV)." The vote of confidence and big check from Hoffman, coupled with a team of deeply knowledgable AV entrepreneurs, has catapulted his co...

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