Groupon Hires One of Its Own Investors in Growth Spurt

Groupon is aggressively hiring–so much so, it has stolen away one of the partners from its own investors. David Thacker, an associate partner at Greylock Partners, is joining Groupon’s product management team in Palo Alto, according to an amicably worded blog post on Greylock’s site. Thacker led investments in Gowalla and 1000 Memories. While that’s one down, Groupon is still on the hunt for a new COO.


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