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

Google Releases Tweaked Version of Reader

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/google-reader-blog_-latest-round-of-reader-improvements-210x199.jpg" width="210" height="199" /> Google has <a href="http://googlereader.blog

European Social Network Netlog To Use Mollom's Spam Filtering Tool

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/mollom-215x71.jpg" width="215" height="71" /> Spam filtering tool <a href="http://mollom.com/">Mollom,</a> <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunc

¡Nuevo! Google Adds Message Translation To Gmail

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/gmail-215x88.jpg" width="215" height="88" /> Gmail Labs just <a href="http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/new-in-labs-automatic-message.htm

Buzzd Unveils Location-Based Entertainment Guide For The BlackBerry

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/buzzd-122x200.jpg" width="122" height="200" /> <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/buzzd">buzzd,</a> a location-based city guide and s

Zazzle Goes To The Dogs, Expands Business Abroad

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/3364v2-max-250x250-1-215x64.png" width="215" height="64" /> <a href="http://www.zazzle.com/">Zazzle,</a> the site that lets you custom-design

Twitter Reaches New Heights As Climber Tweets From Everest

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/gavin-bate-215x140.jpg" width="215" height="140" /> Gavin Bate, an Irish mountain climber, is <a href="http://www.myeverestchallenge.com/">cl

VoxPop.TV Raises $1.5 Million For Pop Culture Games

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/33461v2-max-250x250-1.jpg" width="150" height="75" /> <a href="http://www.voxpop.tv/">VoxPop.TV,</a> a San Francisco-based startup tha

Gnip Adds Facebook Data To Its API Mashup

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/gnip-delivering-the-web_s-data-215x77.jpg" width="215" height="77" /> <a href="http://www.gnip.com/">Gnip,</a> a <a href="http://www.beta.tec

AWS Rolls Out Cloud Management And Scalability Features For EC2

Amazon Web Services unveiled a suite of new features for Amazon EC2 which will help users monitor cloud capacity, scale on demand, and spread incoming traffic across multiple web servers. Amazon origi

Blogging Site For Babies Wee Web Now Helps Tots Save For College

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/wee-web.jpg" width="210" height="138" /> <a href="http://wee-web.com/">Wee Web,</a> a social sharing site for parents of newborns and

If The Watchdogs Are Saved: Ethical Repercussions Of A Newspaper Bailout

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/ethics-214x133.jpg" width="214" height="133" /> The somewhat depressing <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2008/01/24/if-real-journalism

Not A Typo: Six Apart Opens Up Suite Of Products For Rival WordPress

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/rivals-140x200.jpg" width="140" height="200" /> <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/anil-dash">Anil Dash,</a> chief evangelist for blog

MindTouch Offers Collaboration Tools Across Windows Applications

Opensource wiki developer MindTouch has released a desktop suite of productivity tools that lets you publish and edit information from Windows applications to MindTouch’s wiki. MindTouch’s por

Time Makes A List Of Tech Failures, Microsoft Makes It Twice

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/failuregif-gif-image-396x490-pixels-160x200.jpg" width="160" height="200" /> Time Magazine recently <a href="http://www.time.com/time/special

MXP4 Raises $2.7 Million For Interactive Digital Music Technology

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/mxp4-technology-_-empowering-the-remix-culture-mxp4.jpg" width="184" height="81" /> <a href="http://www.mxp4.com/">MXP4,</a> a startup

Google Friend Connect Adds Recommendations Gadget

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/google-friend-1-212x200.jpg" width="212" height="200" /> Google has <a href="http://googlesocialweb.blogspot.com/2009/05/surface-your-best-co

Billing Revolution's 'Single-Click' Mobile Payment Service Now Accessible Via SMS Ads

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/billing-215x68.jpg" width="215" height="68" /> <a href="http://www.billingrevolution.com/">Billing Revolution,</a> a startup that offers a <a

Professional Network ResearchGate Is A LinkedIn For Scientists

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/31765v2-max-250x250-2-215x110.jpg" width="215" height="110" /> Creating a social network for scientists is not a revolutionary idea—<a href

Yahoo Makes A Twitter Clone…In Portuguese

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/yahoo-p-215x120.jpg" width="215" height="120" /> We've heard that Yahoo may be unveiling a Twitter clone called <a href="http://meme.yahoo.co

Aha Mobile Scores $3 Million For Driver-Friendly iPhone App

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/beta-program-appahalication-215x99.jpg" width="215" height="99" /> <a href="http://ahamobile.com/">Aha Mobile,</a> a startup that is developi
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