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

Want A Free, Cheesy Wedding Planned By Millions Of Strangers? Head to MySpace.

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/myspace-wedding-215x118.jpg" width="215" height="118" /> If you have ever wanted a cheesy, media-sponsored wedding like those on reality TV s

Online Deal Marketplace FatWallet Gets A Facelift

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/fat2.jpg" width="200" height="169" /> Online deal marketplace <a href="http://beta.fatwallet.com/">FatWallet.com</a> is getting a make

iPhone App Developers Gripe About Payment Delays and Dismal Customer Service

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/19797v1-max-250x250-215x167.jpg" width="215" height="167" /> Are iPhone app developers getting paid on time from Apple? Not all of them. On

Raptr Spreads Its Wings With Gaming Partnerships

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/13230v1-max-250x250-215x77.jpg" width="215" height="77" /> <a href="http://raptr.com/">Raptr</a>, the social network for people who like to p

Academic Earth Is The Hulu For Education

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/22510v2-max-250x250-215x28.png" width="215" height="28" /> When <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/richard-ludlow">Richard Ludlow</a>

BorderWare Offers Comprehensive URL Filtering Software

Email and web security provider BorderWare Technologies is releasing a comprehensive URL filtering solution that could fill the gaps that currently exist with existing URL filtering measures. URL filt

Former MSN Exec Named RNC New Media Director

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/todd-herman-50x80-215x142.jpg" width="215" height="142" /> <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/todd-herman">Todd Herman,</a> former Mic

Find Love On Your iPhone With Match.com

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/match-103x200.jpg" width="103" height="200" /> Online dating site <a href="http://www.match.com">Match.com</a> is releasing a native iPhone a

Find Love On Your iPhone With Match.com

<img src="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/match.jpg" class="shot2" /> Online dating site <a href="http://www.match.com">Match.com</a> is releasing a native iPhone applicatio

Food Delivery Service GrubHub Secures $2 Million In Series B Funding

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/19729v1-max-250x250-215x82.png" width="215" height="82" /> Food delivery search engine <a href="http://www.grubhub.com/">GrubHub.com</a> has

Ustream Launches Mobile Version of Watershed, Streaming Service For Enterprises

Live video startup Ustream has launched the mobile version of Watershed, its broadcasting platform for enterprises. Watershed Mobile will let organizations stream video onto a variety of mobile device

Vysr Launches The Uber User-Centric Browser Plugin (Invites)

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/logo_edited-2.png" width="200" height="120" /> <a href="http://www.vysr.com">Vysr</a> has launched a new version of its browser extens

Salesforce Puts Tweets In The Cloud

Cloud computing and social networks are two of the more powerful movements in the web 2.0 space. So the potential of social media and the cloud integrating is compelling to say the least. Salesforce.c

Elevator Pitch Friday: Song.ly Lets You Share Music Via Twitter

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/songly-215x178.jpg" width="215" height="178" /> This week's <a href="http://pitches.beta.techcrunch.com/pitch/227-song-ly">elevator pitch</a>

Tags Is The Organization Tool For Mac Users Who Have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/tags-193x200.jpg" width="193" height="200" /> Tagging can be the super-organizers dream tool. Apple application developer, <a href="http://ww

GE Uses Digital Hologram To Advertize Windmills

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/windmill-ge-215x161.jpg" width="215" height="161" /> <a href="http://www.gepower.com">GE Energy</a> has come out with a unique <a href="http:

YouTube Now Lots Better On Windows Mobile And Nokia Phones

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/10724v1-max-250x250.png" width="194" height="71" /> YouTube can now be <a href="http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2009/03/new-youtube-a

BlogTalkRadio Now Playing In The Enterprise Space

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/13392v1-max-250x250-215x46.png" width="215" height="46" /> <a href="http://www.blogtalkradio.com">BlogTalkRadio</a>, the site where anyone ca

Yapta Now Tracks Price Drops For Hotels Too

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/2395v1-max-250x250.png" width="200" height="77" /> <a href="http://www.yapta.com">Yapta.com</a>, an online travel website that tracks

Streamy Launches FriendFeed-like Community RSS Feed and Social Network

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/18430v6-max-250x250-200x200.png" width="200" height="200" /> <a href="http://openid.streamy.com/auth?next=http://new.streamy.com/">Streamy,</
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