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

HD Cloud Puts Video Formatting In The Cloud

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/hd-cloud-1.jpg" width="207" height="87" /> Producing and editing compelling video is only half the work involved in publishing video c

Application Delivery Software Ravenflow Nabs $6 Million In Funding

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/ravenflow.jpg" width="213" height="28" /> <a href="http://www.ravenflow.com/">Ravenflow </a> has secured $6 million in an unattributed

Roger McNamee's Band Moonalice Gets 3000 Downloads From Twitter Concerts

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/41052v1-max-250x250-215x142.jpg" width="215" height="142" /> It's no surprise that bands and musicians are trying to harness the viral power

TribeHQ Is The "Micro-Jobbing" Platform For All Things Job Related

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/tribehq-1.jpg" width="210" height="89" /> With the popularity of Twitter and the proliferation of symbiotic applications designed to f

Adapx Raises $9 Million In Series B Funding For Digital Pen Technology

Digital pen and software manufacturer Adapx closed $9 million in Series B financing led by UV Partners, with existing investors OVP Venture Partners and Paladin Capital Group participating. Paladin an

Ad Network Collective Media Secures $20 million In Series B Funding

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/collective-215x50.jpg" width="215" height="50" /> Online ad network <a href="http://www.collective-media.com/home.html">Collective Media</a>

Some Of Our Favorite Easter Eggs

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/tceaster-171x200.jpg" width="171" height="200" />Just as children love hunting for Easter eggs, we love finding virtual Easter eggs in softwar

Report: Founders Want To Buy Skype Back From EBay

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/skype.jpg" width="205" height="103" /> As the New York Times <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/11/technology/companies/11skype.h

Commerce 360 Reinvents Itself As ClickEquations

ClickEquations (formerly Commerce 360), a paid-search management optimization business, has launched a comprehensive new software that gives ad agencies and publishers the tools to manage their search

President Obama, Where’s Our CTO?

<img src="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/cto2-215x147.jpg" width="215" height="147" /> President Obama incorporated technology into his election campaign in an <a href="htt

President Obama, Where's Our CTO?

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/cto2-215x147.jpg" width="215" height="147" /> President Obama incorporated technology into his election campaign in an <a href="http://www.be

When Will Apple Hit 1 Billion App Downloads?

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/apple-store-215x141.jpg" width="215" height="141" /> Apple is really, really close to hitting <a href="http://www.apple.com/itunes/billion-ap

Google's Data Storage Goes Green

Last week, Google hosted an “Efficient Data Center Summit” with leaders from the IT sector to discuss best practices for improving data center efficiency, whole also saving money. Here&#82

A Look At The Tesla S 17-inch Haptic Entertainment And Navigation System

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/teslascreen4-183x200.jpg" width="183" height="200" /> Mike and I were the <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2009/04/08/leena-and-mike-t

Pixelpipe: A Distribution Console For All Your Media Links

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/pixelpipe-techcrunch-215x130.jpg" width="215" height="130" /> <a href="http://pixelpipe.com/">Pixelpipe,</a> a <a href="http://www.beta.techc

Israel Web Tour Brings Startups To The Valley

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/cicc-the-california-israel-chamber-of-commerce.jpg" width="160" height="94" /> <a href="http://www.ca-israelchamber.org/">The Californ

SDC Will Strengthen Google's Position In The Enterprise Cloud

Google announced yesterday that they are going to strengthen Google Apps security by adding a Secure Data Connector (SDC) to its engine. SDC is built around having an agent inside the firewall, which

Polar Rose Combines Facebook Connect With Facial Recognition Technology To Tag Photos On Flickr

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/polar-rose-blog-the-new-polar-rose-is-out-215x34.jpg" width="215" height="34" /> <a href="http://www.polarrose.com">Polar Rose,</a> a photo t

Mendix Helps Enterprises Streamline Application Deployment

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Dictionary.com Launches Free iPhone App

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/dictionary-133x200.jpg" width="133" height="200" /> <a href="http://dictionary.reference.com/">Dictionary.com,</a> part of the<a href="http:/
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