Greylock Partners

  • Gladly, incubated at Greylock, nabs $36 million in Series C funding

    Gladly, incubated at Greylock, nabs $36 million in Series C funding

    There’s no shortage of customer service startups trying to meet the changing expectations of consumers, who want to Tweet, phone, text and use Facebook Messenger, among other newer ways to get their points across. That hasn’t deterred Joseph Ansanelli, who joined Greylock Partners in 2012 but who’d first started and sold three companies and was itching to do it again. Read More

  • Greylock hires a  growth advisor in residence to help goose its portfolio companies

    Greylock hires a growth advisor in residence to help goose its portfolio companies

    Greylock Partners, the Silicon Valley venture firm, has hired a “growth advisor in residence” to help goose growth at its portfolio companies. Casey Winters — who spent nearly three years at Pinterest, and nearly three years at GrubHub before that — will be working with Greylock exclusively for the next six to 12 months. The idea, he explains, is to join a company… Read More

  • Backed by author Amy Tan, mobile fiction startup Radish raises $3M

    Backed by author Amy Tan, mobile fiction startup Radish raises $3M

    Radish is officially launching its mobile apps for reading bite-sized chunks of serialized fiction — and it’s announcing that it has raised $3 million in seed funding. This isn’t the first startup to experiment with new ways to deliver fiction via e-readers and mobile devices. In fact, I wrote about one of them in my very first piece for TechCrunch five years ago. But… Read More

  • New York’s tech community pens letter condemning Trump’s immigration ban

    New York’s tech community pens letter condemning Trump’s immigration ban

    Non-profit technology policy organization Tech:NYC has joined a rising chorus of companies responding to Friday’s sweeping immigration ban, penning a letter condemning President Trump’s actions. The note pulls together a wide range of top executives from tech companies, investment firms and the like, including Indiegogo, Greylock Partners, Casper, Birchbox, Foursquare, Warby… Read More

  • Why the $3.7 billion AppDynamics acquisition happened right before IPO

    Why the $3.7 billion AppDynamics acquisition happened right before IPO

    Applications management company AppDynamics was just wrapping up the final touches on its initial public offering when it learned that Cisco was interested in discussing a potential deal. Preliminary talks were abandoned in November, but the discussion just picked up again last week. The deal was announced today and the IPO was slated to price tomorrow. Although many companies seek… Read More

  • Greylock just hired Josh McFarland, who sold his Greylock-backed company to Twitter

    Greylock just hired Josh McFarland, who sold his Greylock-backed company to Twitter

    James Slavet says he has been trying to recruit entrepreneur Josh McFarland for eight years. That’s just two years after Slavet joined the early-stage venture firm Greylock Partners as a partner in 2006. Apparently, Slavet’s charm offensive is finally paying off. The firm is announcing today that McFarland is becoming Greylock’s 10th partner. (There are now 19 people… Read More

  • Greylock closes $1 billion fund

    Greylock closes $1 billion fund

    Greylock Partners is getting another $1 billion to invest in startups. The long-time venture capital firm is announcing its 15th fund, bringing the total to $3.5 billion currently under management. With 50 years of investing in the books, Greylock has backed industry leaders in the enterprise IT and consumer internet categories, including LinkedIn, Dropbox, Facebook and Airbnb. Their… Read More

  • Reid Hoffman and Josh Elman on where Greylock is (still) shopping

    Reid Hoffman and Josh Elman on where Greylock is (still) shopping

    At Disrupt in San Francisco this morning, in front of a packed audience, Greylock investors Reid Hoffman and Josh Elman talked about some of the trends that they’re tracking in the startup universe. Among them: the opportunity to create technologies that enhance self-driving cars. “It’s clear that self driving revolution is upon us,” said Hoffman. “If you have… Read More

  • How CIOs climb from the back room to the boardroom Crunch Network

    How CIOs climb from the back room to the boardroom

    Today more than ever, technology is transforming how enterprises do business. The IT profession has evolved from being reactionary to proactive, and CIOs now have a seat at the table to drive company strategy. Greylock COO Tom Frangione catches up with Kim Stevenson, Intel COO for the Client and Internet of Things Businesses and Systems Architecture Group, to discuss how startups can sell… Read More

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. ...