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

Comcast's OnDemand Reaches 11 Billion Views, Nearly Twice The Number Of iTunes Music Downloads

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/comcast-215x153.jpg" width="215" height="153" /> <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/comcast">Comcast</a> has reached the 11-billion v

Veoh Lays Off 25 Employees And Shifts Focus Away From Competing With YouTube And Hulu

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/4381v2-max-250x250.jpg" width="200" height="93" /> In the world of Web video, either you are YouTube or you are in trouble. Today, <a

chi.mp Lets You Own And Keep Your Web Identity All In One Place

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/chimp-215x62.jpg" width="215" height="62" /> Are you a chump for putting all your data on social networking and media sites and not having an

eBay Launches Beta Of Selling Manager Application For Developers and Sellers

eBay has launched the beta of the eBay Selling Manager Applications, which will enable third party developers to easily embed their applications where professional sellers manage their online business

Nomee Is An All-In-One Social Networking Aggregator And RSS Feed

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/nomee_logo.jpg" width="205" height="51" /> Startup <a href="http://nomee.com/">Nomee</a> aggregates social networks and websites into

Hewlett-Packard Making Its Mark In The Cloud With HP Cloud Assure

Hewlett-Packard has made its mark in the cloud computing space with today’s rollout of HP Cloud Assure, a new SaaS designed to help businesses adopt cloud-based services in a secure platform. HP

Google Adsense Says Goodbye To Video Units Feature

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/googleadsenselogo210-215x85.jpg" width="215" height="85" /> <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/product/google-adsense-for-feeds">Google AdSen

NextStart Gives South Carolina A Startup Incubator

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/nextstart-215x59.jpg" width="215" height="59" /> <a href="http://www.nextstart.org">NextStart</a> is the latest Y Combinator-esque startup in

More Layoffs Hit hi5

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/15722v1-max-250x250.jpg" width="120" height="120" /> We've confirmed that <a href="http://hi5.com/">hi5,</a> the third largest social

Financial Trading Platform eToro Secures $6.3 Million In Series B Funding

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/2344v1-max-250x250.jpg" width="138" height="70" /> Online financial trading platform <a href="http://www.etoro.com/">eToro</a> has sec

AirCoaster iPhone App Turns The Stock Market Into A Scary Ride

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/roller2-215x142.jpg" width="215" height="142" /> The stock market has been a wild ride the past 12 months. If you don't feel sick already, y

Cloud Management Provider Sonoa Systems Lands Deal With MTVN

Sonoa Systems, a provider of analytics, management, and governance solutions for cloud services and APIs, has struck a deal with MTV Networks (MTVN) to optimize the network’s online and mobile c

Online Journalists More Optimistic About The Future Of Journalism than Print Peers

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/optimism-215x172.jpg" width="215" height="172" /> The Pew Research Center's <a href="http://www.journalism.org/">Project for Excellence in Jo

Kickapps Embraces Facebook Connect And OpenID

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/38850v1-max-250x250.png" width="123" height="59" /> Even white label social networks like Kickapps realize there is no use competing w

Spiceworks Adds Social Media Widgets To IT Networking Software

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/76v1-max-250x250.png" width="200" height="23" /> IT software maker <a href="http://www.spiceworks.com/">Spiceworks</a> has developed a

InternSHARE Blends Internship Postings With Ratings

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/is.jpg" width="200" height="50" /> <a href="http://www.internshare.com">internSHARE</a> is an all-in-one internship job and review por

RebelVox Makes Your Voicemail More Like Email

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/33859v2-max-250x250-215x165.jpg" width="215" height="165" /> <a href="http://www.rebelvox.com/en/home/">RebelVox</a> is a voice communication

rPath Helps Businesses Deploy Applications In The Cloud

rPath, a company that specializes in technology that simplifies the distribution and consumption of applications via virtual appliances is making some interesting moves in cloud computing. Basically,

Mortgage Recommender Home-Account Secures $1 Million In Seed Funding

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/mort2-215x71.jpg" width="215" height="71" /> <a href="http://www.home-account.com/home">Home-Account,</a> a recently launched mortgage findin

Apple's iPhone App Refund Policies Could Bankrupt Developers

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/iphone-215x136.jpg" width="215" height="136" /> We reported yesterday about Apple's alleged <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2009/03/2
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