Google’s head of its $110B+ ads and commerce business is leaving for Greylock Partners

Sridhar Ramaswamy, Google’s head of commerce, is leaving the company after more than 15 years and will be joining Greylock Partners, sources inside the company told us and Google confirmed. Ram

Robinhood hires Josh Elman as VP of product, who’ll stay at Greylock

Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood is getting some product firepower as it dives into cryptocurrency and weighs platform aspirations. Investor Josh Elman will join Robinhood as its VP of product whi

Sweatcoin lets you earn crypto for working out

Want a way to workout and earn some coin? Sweatcoin has risen to the top of the App Store for helping folks get something more than just a glow for taking those daily steps. The startup says it has ac

Nauto raises $159M to fuel expansion of its autonomous driving data platform

Nauto, a Palo Alto company focused on retrofitting existing vehicle fleets with networked safety camera-equipped devices, has raised $159 million in a Series B round led by SoftBank. The company's pro

DeepScale raises $3 million for perception AI to make self-driving cars safe

Automakers are scrambling to develop cars with advanced driver-assistance systems that are so good they’re “crash-proof,” or fully autonomous vehicles, each safer than the next. But automakers a

Female founders, apply now for Include Office Hours with Greylock

It’s happening! On Friday, September 9th from 4-6 p.m, Greylock Partners will join TechCrunch in hosting Include Office Hours. Apply now. Unlike previous sessions, the upcoming office hours are sol

Simbi raises $1.2 million to make bartering services easy online

A startup called Simbi has raised $1.2 million in seed funding to popularize its marketplace where people can barter skills and services online. Greylock Discovery fund, Crunchfund and Ranch Ventures

Attic Labs raises $8.1M and launches its new decentralized database

San Francisco-based Attic Labs is launching Noms today, a new decentralized database that takes its cues from projects like Git, Camlistore, ipfs, bup and others. As the company also announced today, raising $100 million at $500 million valuation for social music videos, the app that makes it easy to create music videos, is in the process of raising about $100 million in funding, at around a $500 million post-money valuation, TechCrunch has learned. T

Quip Gets $30M From Greylock And Benchmark To Grow Its Mobile-First Word Processing App

Some big news today for Quip, the mobile-first word processing and collaboration app that competes with the likes of Google Docs. The eponymous startup behind the service has raised $30 million in fu

Jason Kilar’s New Startup Vessel Comes Out Of Hiding, With Backing By Greylock And Benchmark

Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar is finally ready to talk about what he’s been up to over the last year or so. Well, kind of. Today Kilar, along with ex-Hulu CTO Richard Tom announced that they are w

Grand Rounds Raises $40 Million To Ensure The Best Doctor Will See You Now

Building a consulting network of the best physicians in the U.S. from the nation’s best hospitals has brought the health care startup Grand Rounds $40 million in new financing. The San Francisco

Workable Raises $1.5M From Greylock IL To Build Cloud-Based Recruitment Software For SMEs

<a target="_blank" href="">Workable</a>, a startup founded in Athens, Greece, that has developed a cloud-based recruitment platform for SMEs, has today confirmed a new investment of

Biz Stone’s Jelly Raises Series B Led By Greylock, And Josh Elman Joins The Board

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has raised a Series B round of investment led by Greylock Partners, with Spark Capital participating. The raise comes just under a year since it raised a Series A round fr

As Marketplaces Evolve, Greylock Places Its Bets

The idea of marketplaces as a business model for technology startups isn't new. We saw some marketplaces go belly-up in the Bubble, and saw a few, like eBay, grow into massive businesses. Of late, tho

Nextdoor Talks Growth, Now Being Used In One In Six Neighborhoods In The US

<a target="_blank" href="">Nextdoor</a>, the fast-growing startup that has been compared to a Facebook for your neighborhood, has revealed some new numbers today in a TCTV intervi

Shadow Puppet Is A New Storytelling App For Sharing Narrated Slideshows Of Your Photos

Storytelling today means crowding around someone's phone as they describe their photos. Shadow Puppet bring that show & tell experience online by letting you share a voice-over with an animated sl

Greylock’s Smooth Operators Will Invest $1 Billion 14th Fund In The “Many Any’s”

Running a great company is a lot different than starting one, and some lessons can only be learned from experience. If you're a founder, you could stumble by yourself until you figure it out. Or you c

EMC Acquires Israeli Storage Startup ScaleIO For $200M-$300M To Compete Better With The Cloud Kings

Palo Alto-based <a target="_blank" href="">ScaleIO</a> is one of a new generation of startup storage providers that's using intelligent software to help big companies streamline an

Greylock Partners Accepting Second Hackfest Applications, Names Judges And Launches New “University” Site

Last September, we reported that VC firm Greylock Partners was planning on having a second Hackfest after the first one was a rousing success. The Greylock Hackfest will take place on July 27 at Airb
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