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  • Greylock Partners Brings On Former Uber Exec Michael Pao As EIR

    Greylock Partners Brings On Former Uber Exec Michael Pao As EIR

    Michael Pao, who spent more than four years at the ride-hailing giant Uber, most recently as Head of Product on the company’s growth team, has joined the venture firm Greylock Partners as an entrepreneur-in-residence. Pao is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania who went on to nab an MBA at Harvard. Earlier in his career, he spent a couple of years in corporate development… Read More

  • Rhumbix Wants To Be The Palantir For Construction

    Rhumbix Wants To Be The Palantir For Construction

    Two former Naval Engineers are trying to turn construction management on its head. Stanford Graduate School of Business alumni Zachary Scheel and Drew DeWalt are behind Rhumbix, a company whose product optimizes construction management and labor payment as well as divining best practices out of user data. The company’s platforms is centered on a phone app with different iterations… Read More

  • AppDynamics, A “Unicorn,” Raises Fresh $83.4 Million, And It’s Targeting More

    AppDynamics, A “Unicorn,” Raises Fresh $83.4 Million, And It’s Targeting More

    Looks like investors approve of former Adobe digital chief David Wadhwani. Just weeks after it was announced that Wadhwani has joined seven-year-old, San Francisco-based AppDynamics as its new CEO, an SEC filing shows the company has raised a fresh $83.4 million in funding as part of a round that’s targeting up to $150 million. AppDynamics makes software to monitor the performance… Read More

  • Notifications 7

    Notifications Summit: Session 7

    A conversation w/ Linden Tibbets (IFTTT), John Milinovich (URX) and Josh Elman (Facebook, Twitter, Greylock)
    
    App makers have an interest in pushing out as many notifications as they can get away with in order to capture as much engagement as possible. Given the tragedy of the commons this noise creates, how do platform makers, app makers, and users navigate… Read More

  • Pingpad Launches Mobile-Centric Tools For Group Collaboration

    Pingpad Launches Mobile-Centric Tools For Group Collaboration

    Ross Mayfield said that at his new startup Pingpad, “We’re trying to build the next great productivity app.” Mayfield previously worked as director of business development at LinkedIn and co-founded collaboration company Socialtext. He created Pingpad with his wife Leila Al-Shamari — in fact, they said the idea first came to them when they were planning for their… Read More

  • DWNLD, The Easy-Bake Oven For Apps, Picks Up $12M In Series A

    DWNLD, The Easy-Bake Oven For Apps, Picks Up $12M In Series A

    DWNLD, the publishing platform that takes any website and seamlessly turns it into an app, has today announced the close of a $12 million Series A funding round led by Greylock Partners. The platform, which was created by cofounder and CEO Alexandra Keating and cofounder Fritz Lanman, allows any web publisher to easily transfer all of their content over to a native app, without any coding… Read More

  • Okta Joins Unicorns With $75M Round And Looks Towards IPO

    Okta Joins Unicorns With $75M Round And Looks Towards IPO

    Okta, the cloud identity management company, announced a $75 million round.  Okta was valued at $1.2 billion in this deal, meaning it has entered the hallowed halls of the Unicorn club, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the deal. CEO Todd McKinnon told TechCrunch that actual price is a tad below that reported figure at $1.175 billion. While being a Unicorn… Read More

  • Lessons In Growing Revenue From Twitter’s Latest Acquisition, TellApart  Crunch Network

    Lessons In Growing Revenue From Twitter’s Latest Acquisition, TellApart 

    On the heels of its acquisition by Twitter, TellApart chief executive Josh McFarland tells Greylock Partners how he grew the company from $7M to $100M in revenue. Read More

  • Fanbase Co-Founders Discuss Their Pivot To Nextdoor

    Fanbase Co-Founders Discuss Their Pivot To Nextdoor

    In a video from Greylock Partners (from their new greymatter series), Fanbase co-founders Nirav Tolia and Sarah Leary discuss their decision to close their site and launch Nextdoor. Read More