Greylock Partners

  • Reid Hoffman: Y Combinator Is “Definitely Seeing Some Stress Signs From Size”

    Reid Hoffman: Y Combinator Is “Definitely Seeing Some Stress Signs From Size”

    With 75 companies pitching last Demo Day, Y Combinator is bigger than ever. The early-stage firm has gone from some very humble roots with about a dozen founders out of Boston seven years ago, to hosting what is arguably the highest-quality and most-anticipated demo day every season in Mountain View’s packed Computer History Museum. But is it too big? Reid Hoffman, who co-founded… Read More

  • Greylock Partners Opens Up Applications For Its Second Hackfest

    Greylock Partners Opens Up Applications For Its Second Hackfest

    After a successful first Hackathon series, VC firm Greylock Partners Greylock has announced Hackfest II, to continue the mission of building a network of interns and talent to build great companies and products. Greylock offers the typical mentor program that you’d find in other incubators and hackathons, but the caliber of those involved is unmatched. This isn’t your every day… Read More

  • AppDynamics Lands $20M From KPCB, Others For Application Performance Management Solutions

    AppDynamics Lands $20M From KPCB, Others For Application Performance Management Solutions

    AppDynamics, which specializes in application performance management (APM) solutions for high-maintenance Web apps, has raised $20 million in funding in a Series C round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Previous backers Greylock Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners also participated. Read More

  • Greylock Looks To Help Portfolio Companies Recruit Talent With New Hires

    Greylock Looks To Help Portfolio Companies Recruit Talent With New Hires

    One of a key roles of a VC and investor is to help portfolio companies and startups recruit quality talent. Especially with the current competitive hiring climate, recruiting can be a challenging task for companies both big and small. Today, VC firm Greylock is announcing that it has created a dedicated talent team to help its portfolio companies recruit effectively and succeed in the… Read More

  • Big Appetite: Greylock Sends Entrepreneurs a Message with Expanded $1 Billion Fund

    Big Appetite: Greylock Sends Entrepreneurs a Message with Expanded $1 Billion Fund

    In case you missed it, being a super angel is officially passe. The new hotness is having a late-stage growth cash. Sequoia Capital is doing it. Andreessen Horowitz is doing it. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is doing it. Accel is doing it. Hell, even Chris Sacca is somehow doing it. Greylock is the latest to officially join the club, with news today of an expansion to its current… Read More

  • Greylock Invests $2.5 Million in 1000Memories (TCTV)

    1000Memories has raised a $2.5 million round led by Greylock Partners, with the participation of some high-profile angel investors including Caterina Fake, Ron Conway, Keith Rabois, Mike Maples, Paul Buchheit and Chris Sacca. Greylock’s David Thacker is joining the board. 1000Memories aims to be a site where loved ones can commemorate the lives of those that have passed away. Several… Read More

  • ViKi Raises $4.3 Million from VC All-Stars to Translate the World's Video

    First it was distribution. Then it was monetization. The next generation of Web entrepreneurs’ make-or-break challenge will be localization and a big part of that is language. The Web is so powerful today and the valuations are so high, because it is a billion-person-audience and growing. But more of them speak Chinese than English, and critical masses are developing around Spanish… Read More

  • DNS Service Provider OpenDNS Gets A $4.5 Million Injection

    According to an SEC filing, DNS service provider OpenDNS has raised more capital, $4.5 million to be specific. We’ve confirmed the additional financing with the company and learned that this was an inside round handled by Sequoia Capital and Greylock Partners (they took a stake in the company in July 2009). Chief executive David Ulevitch (see this SFGate profile for more about the man)… Read More

  • David Sze: Not Investing In Twitter Was The Mistake On Our Wall Of Shame

    Today, during our TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, Mike Arrington and Erick Schonfeld sat down with LinkedIn founder (and investor) Reid Hoffman and Greylock’s David Sze to talk a bit about investing. The big news was that Greylock was giving Hoffman a new $20 million seed fund. But the duo had some other interesting things to say. When Mike asked how both Sze and… Read More

  • Greylock Gives Super Angel-Turned-VC Reid Hoffman A $20 Million Seed Fund

    LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman is undoubtedly one of the Valley’s most prolific angel investors. Hoffman has made angel investments in Digg, One King’s Lane, Facebook, Flickr, Last.fm, Ning, Six Apart and Zynga. Last November, Hoffman joined VC firm Greylock as a partner, making all his future angel and seed investments through the VC fund. Today at TechCrunch Disrupt… Read More