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

Expensify's Free Expense Report System Takes The Hassle Out of Reimbursements

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/24802v4-max-250x250-215x138.png" width="215" height="138" /> <a href="https://expensify.com/">Expensify</a>, the startup that took second pla

Ad Network Greystripe Receives $5.5 Million In Series C Funding

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/4492v1-max-250x250.png" width="200" height="35" /> Mobile game advertising network Greystripe secured $5.5 million in Series C funding

Calling All Foodies: Y Combinator's Foodoro Launches Online Farmers Market

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/foodoro-215x81.jpg" width="215" height="81" /> <a href="http://foodoro.com">Foodoro</a>, a new <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/y-c

Law 2.0: JD Supra Frees Legal Content

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/logo.gif" width="186" height="67" /> Startup <a href="http://www.jdsupra.com">JD Supra </a>is hoping to merge user generated content with the

Fantasy Sports Game Developer RotoHog Secures $2 million In Funding

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/27182v2-max-250x250.png" width="197" height="90" /> Fantasy sports site <a href="http://www.rotohog.com/corporate">RotoHog </a>secured

Paymo Strikes Deal With hi5 To Use Mobile Payments For Virtual Goods

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/23384v1-max-250x250.png" width="207" height="106" /> Global mobile payments network <a href="http://www.paymo.com/">Paymo</a> and soci

Jive Launches All-In-One Social Enterprise Software

Jive Software has launched a comprehensive Social Business Software application suite, Jive SBS 3.0, which includes the company’s previous social computing applications, Clearspace and Clearspac

Calling All Student Entrepreneurs: Highland Capital Wants You

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/10992v1-max-250x250.png" width="180" height="63" /> VC firm <a href="http://www.hcp.com">Highland Capital Partners</a> is issuing a ca

The 50 Media Sites Bloggers Link To The Most

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/10740v1-max-250x250-215x50.png" width="215" height="50" /> Media search engine <a href="http://technorati.com">Technorati</a> is about to rel

Angelsoft Lets Startups Find Funding Through New Investor Filtering Tool

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/24489v2-max-250x250-215x86.png" width="215" height="86" /> Angel and VC funding platform <a href="http://angelsoft.net">Angelsoft</a> has lau

ZoomInfo Scores Deal With Microsoft To Integrate Search Into CRM

ZoomInfo, a popular business information search engine used to find information about industries, companies and people is partnering with Microsoft to integrate its search engine into Microsoft‘

Swan Island Networks Wants To Put Governments In The Cloud

Swan Island Networks provides flexible, high-trust cloud computing platforms catered for security-conscious enterprises and government entities. Cloud computing is all the rage among big businesses bu

Elevator Pitch Friday: Valu Valu Uses A Scientific Pricing Model To Sell Games

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/valu-214x176.jpg" width="214" height="176" /> This week's elevator pitch comes from <a href="http://www.valuvalu.com/">Valu Valu</a>, an onli

Ticker Feed Ohpan Offers Uber-Personalized News

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/atype-215x111.jpg" width="215" height="111" /> Web design startup <a href="http://www.atypestudios.com/">AType Studios</a> has launched the p

Facebook fbFund Winner Wildfire Launches Promotion App (Beta Invites)

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/36330v2-max-250x250.png" width="150" height="136" /> <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2008/12/09/facebooks-fbfund-names-winners

The Future Of Innovation Could Reside in Collaboration

Yesterday, I attended the Churchill Club‘s program addressing “The Innovation Economy: R&D and a Crisis.” The panelists included Josephine Chang, an IBM Fellow and Vice President

Reid Hoffman Tells Charlie Rose: "Every Individual Is Now An Entrepreneur."

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/hoffman-charlie-rose-214x160.jpg" width="214" height="160" /> Reid Hoffman is an entrepreneur's entrepreneur. He worked at Paypal, founded L

Google's Tip Jar Uses Crowdsourcing to Help People Save Money

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/tipjar2.jpg" width="200" height="79" /> Google<a href="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/tipping-points.html"> is using its Moder

BizShark Takes A Crack At Creating An Automated CrunchBase

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/biz5-215x62.jpg" width="215" height="62" /> If you are looking to do some quick competitive analysis, a new site called <a href="http://www.b

OneRiot Keeps The Pulse On Web Searches

OneRiot, a social search engine that launched late last year, doesn’t want to replace Google search mechanism, it just wants to offer web users another option. OneRiot produces search results ba
Load More