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

Hungry For Young People, Food Network Launches Edgy Food2

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Google's Enterprise Strategy May Be Solid After All

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Tweexchange Is The Ultimate Twitter Name Marketplace

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Online Recipe Search Engine Food.com Is The Kayak.com For Recipes

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/foodcom21.jpg" width="192" height="70" /> Finding the perfect recipe for a dish can be an arduous and time-consuming task, especially

iRise Helps Enterprises "Test Drive" Business Applications Before Deployment

iRise is a software company that lets companies “visualize” models and prototype business applications before they are built so businesses can test drive the software. The ability to visua

iPhone App Developers Threaten To Sue Apple Over Late Payments

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Ad.com Sells For $1.4 Million

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Guess Which Brand Is Now Worth $100 Billion?

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Viximo Lands $5 Million For Virtual Goods Platform

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Workday Raises $75 Million For Human Resources Software

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/15353v1-max-250x250.png" width="116" height="47" /> <a href="http://www.workday.com/">Workday,</a> a financial and human resources Saa

Nahum Sharfman, Founder Of Shopping.com, Perishes In Plane Crash

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/nahum-2-215x180.jpg" width="215" height="180" /> We received devastating news that <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/nahum-sharfman">

High Payouts From Microsoft PubCenter May Be Too Good To Be True

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SugarCRM Deploys Budget Friendly CRM Sugar Express on the Sugar Open Cloud

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IMShopping Is A Human Powered Product Search Engine For Twitter

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/qa_twitter_imshoppingpng-png-image-654x241-pixels-215x78.jpg" width="215" height="78" /> <a href="http://www.imshopping.com/">IMshopping</a>

Associated Content Raises $6 Million For Publishing Platform

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PBwiki Drops The Wiki, Becomes PBworks

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/pbworks_-215x53.jpg" width="215" height="53" /> Wikipedia aside, wikis just don't get any respect. <a href="http://pbworks.com/">PBwiki</a>,

Zoho Now Fully Mobile

<img src="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/zoho-writer-zoho-mobile-123x200.jpg" width="123" height="200" /> <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/zoho">Zoho,</a> the cre

Zoho Now Fully Integrated With Mobile Devices

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/zoho-writer-zoho-mobile-123x200.jpg" width="123" height="200" /> <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/zoho">Zoho,</a> the creators of a

Marin Raises $13 Million For Search Engine Management Software

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/marin-software-company-profile-215x117.jpg" width="215" height="117" /> <a href="http://www.marinsoftware.com/">Marin Software,</a> a startup

Technorati Gives Blog Network Blogcritics A Much Needed Facelift

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/blogcritics-news-reviews-and-opinion-215x118.jpg" width="215" height="118" /> <a href="http://technorati.com/">Technorati</a> has fully redes
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