Leena Rao

Leena Rao

Leena Rao is currently a Senior Writer at Fortune Magazine.

Leena had a brief stint at Google Ventures as an Operating Partner.

Leena’s first role out of journalism school was at TechCrunch which she joined in 2008. She rose through the ranks becoming the Managing Editor for TechCrunch and a voice at TechCrunch Disrupt.

She recently finished graduate school at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where she studied business journalism and videography. From 2004 to 2007, she helped lead Congresswoman Carloyn Maloney’s community outreach and relations efforts in New York City.

She graduated from Columbia University in 2003, where she was the captain of the women’s varsity tennis team. She has also contributed technology content for Oprah.com.

The Latest from Leena Rao

Viralheat Measures And Analyzes Real-Time Content On Twitter, YouTube And More

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/viralheat.jpg" width="200" height="106" /> As YouTube and Twitter have become essential marketing tools for brands and companies, ther

LogLogic Raises $8.8 Million for IT Security Management Service

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/loglogic.jpg" width="195" height="73" /> <a href="http://www.loglogic.com/">LogLogic,</a> a security and log management firm that help

Twitter Heads To Hollywood, Plans To Develop TV Show

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/hollywood-215x129.jpg" width="215" height="129" /> Twitter is crossing mediums to develop a TV show, according to a <a href="http://www.varie

Six Small Conferences About Twitter, And Counting

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/twitter-_-home.jpg" width="213" height="60" /> It's no surprise that Twitter, the current darling of social media and one of the <a hr

NileGuide Unveils iPhone App For Customized Travel Guides

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/nildeguide2-107x200.jpg" width="107" height="200" /> <a href="http://www.nileguide.com/">NileGuide,</a> one-stop travel planning site, has la

Google Maps Now Suggests Alternate Routes

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/google-mas-215x87.jpg" width="215" height="87" /> Sometimes there are many ways to get from point A to point B, whether you are walking or dr

Petrofix Promises To Cure Summer Woes At The Gas Pump

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/gaspump-202x200.jpg" width="202" height="200" /> Most Americans felt the burn of volatile gas prices over the past year, especially last summ

Amazon Web Services Launches Import/Export Feature

Amazon Web Services just launched the beta version of Import/Export, a feature that lets users move large amounts of data into and out of AWS using portable storage devices for transport. AWS will tra

Plastic Jungle Scores $4.8 million For Gift Card Marketplace

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/plastic.jpg" width="171" height="79" /> <a href="http://www.plasticjungle.com/">Plastic Jungle,</a> a marketplace for gift cards in a

Google's Products Get A New Logo

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/google-logo-215x162.jpg" width="215" height="162" /> Google's logo for several of its products has been <a href="http://googleblog.blogspot.

DocStoc Launches Document Collections

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/docstoc-collections-215x194.jpg" width="215" height="194" /> Popular document sharing service <a href="http://www.docstoc.com/">DocStoc</a> j

Google Friend Connect Finds A Friend In Netlog

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/google-friend-netlog-215x198.jpg" width="215" height="198" /> Google Friend Connect is now <a href="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/ne

Areps.at: This Week's Facebook Phishing Scam

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/warning-1-215x189.jpg" width="215" height="189" /> Looks like Facebook has another <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2009/04/29/phishin

Fotolia Launches Free Stock Photography Bank PhotoXpress

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/dart-bulls-eye-132x200.jpg" width="132" height="200" /> <a href="http://us.fotolia.com/">Fotolia, </a> a marketplace for microstock photograp

Ray Ozzie Asserts Microsoft's Position In The Cloud

Microsoft’s Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie made some interesting predictions on the future of cloud computing at J.P. Morgan’s Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in Boston today

Twitter Shies Away From Advertising…For Now

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/2755v12-max-250x250-1-215x53.png" width="215" height="53" /> <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/biz-stone">Biz Stone,</a> in a <a hre

Health Community Trusera Officially Closes Its Doors

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/20578v1-max-250x250-1-215x113.png" width="215" height="113" /> <a href="http://www.trusera.com/">Trusera,</a> a health 2.0 community where us

Roger McNamee Invests In The Stimulist, News Site For The Obama Generation

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/stimulist-1-215x35.jpg" width="215" height="35" /> MSNBC anchor <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/carlos-watson">Carlos Watson</a> no

Loop'd Raises $800,000 To Grow Social Network For Action Sports

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/loopdcom-action-sports-community-for-motocross-surf-skate-snow-bmx-bike-and-more.jpg" width="180" height="186" /> <a href="http://www.

NetQoS Releases New And Improved Version Of App Management Platform

NetQoS has updated Performance Center, a platform for managing applications, with new features including new data collection, analysis, and reporting capabilities to help IT personnel, engineers, and
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