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

Stoke Nabs $15 Million For Mobile Broadband Network Technology

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/stoke-_-press-release.jpg" width="208" height="72" /> Mobile broadband network developer <a href="http://www.stoke.com">Stoke</a> has

Fox News And MySpace Launch uReport (Not To Be Confused With CNN’s iReport)

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/ureport_fox-news-215x158.jpg" width="215" height="158" /> FOX News and MySpace are partnering to launch Fox's citizen journalism social media

BlueStripe Scores $8 Million For Virtualization Software

<img src="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/bluestripe-software-application-support-for-the-vm-generation.jpg" class="shot2" /> <a href="http://bluestripe.com/">BlueStripe Sof

BlueStripe Scores $8 Million For Virtualization Software

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/bluestripe-software-application-support-for-the-vm-generation-215x52.jpg" width="215" height="52" /> <a href="http://bluestripe.com/">BlueStr

Big Blue Takes Its Software To The Tracks

IBM is moving into the transportation industry by helping railway companies operate their trains and infrastructure. In particular, IBM is helping develop high-speed rail networks globally, and releas

Gmail Now Tells You Who You Want To Email

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/gmail-contacts-215x67.jpg" width="215" height="67" /> Not sure who else to add to that group email? Gmail Labs now has a useful <a href="htt

TechCrunch Poll: How Much Did VC Investing Drop In The First Quarter?

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/vc-funding-215x161.jpg" width="215" height="161" /> VCs are feeling the heat from the recession. Money, both outgoing and incoming, isn't dry

Um, Facebook. Your Developer Site Has Been Defaced

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/mobile-facebook-developers-wiki-215x98.jpg" width="215" height="98" /> It looks like the mobile page on Facebook's developers wiki has been h

McKinsey's Cloud Computing Report Is Partly Cloudy

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/rainbow-215x143.jpg" width="215" height="143" /> <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/mckinsey-company">McKinsey & Company</a> rele

OpenX Market Opens For Business As An Alternative Online Advertising Marketplace

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/openx-215x75.jpg" width="215" height="75" /> <a href="http://www.openx.org/">OpenX,</a> the largest neutral <a href="http://www.beta.techcrun

Yelp's New And Improved iPhone App Officially Hits The App Store

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/yelp1-134x200.jpg" width="134" height="200" /> <a href="http://www.yelp.com">Yelp's</a> version 2.0 of its iPhone app has officially hit Appl

Enterprise Wiki SamePage Now On SalesForce.com AppExchange

Social media features are becoming increasingly popular in CRMs. SalesForce .com recently launched Twitter integration and there are several collaborative enterprise software providers offering innova

Microsoft Tries To Re-Energize Cashback By Plugging It Into Its Products Engine

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/live-search-products-1-215x117.jpg" width="215" height="117" /> Microsoft says that <a href="http://search.live.com/products">Live Search Pro

Fluid Uses Facebook Chat And Status Updates To Help Retailers Make Shopping Social

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/vans-215x150.jpg" width="215" height="150" /> The integration of shopping and social networking features is not a new phenomenon. eBay launch

DIY Social Network GROU.PS Adds Ranking System To Assign Privileges To Contributors

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/17544v1-max-250x250-215x77.png" width="215" height="77" /> GROU.PS, a do-it-yourself social network focused on moderated <a href="http://www.

AOL Redesigns Shopping Search. But Is It Better Than Yahoo's?

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/aol-online-shopping-made-easy-aol-shopping-215x126.jpg" width="215" height="126" /> In the midst of the recession, consumers are either cutti

authorStream Lets Businesses Create Customized, Branded Channels For PowerPoint Presentations

<img src="http://www.techcrunchit.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/authorstream.jpg" class="shot2"> <a href="http://www.authorstream.com/">authorSTREAM.com,</a> a PowerPoint sharing platform, is rollin

App Management System ExtraHop Scores $5.1 Million In Series A Funding

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/extrahop-215x55.png" width="215" height="55" /> <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/extrahop-networks">ExtraHop Networks</a> has compl

NileGuide Wants To Be Your Personalized Travel Agent And Concierge

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/nile-guide-3-215x104.jpg" width="215" height="104" /> <a href="http://www.nileguide.com/">NileGuide,</a> a one-stop travel planning site, is

Microsoft PubCenter Producing Strong Results Via YieldBuild Online Ad Planning Program

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/msftp-215x92.jpg" width="215" height="92" /> Microsoft PubCenter, Microsoft's <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2008/07/17/microsoft-te
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