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Greylock Commits $100 Million to Investing in the Future of Marketplaces

VC firm Greylock Partners announced on Thursday that it will commit to investing at least $100 million in entrepreneurs and companies working on marketplaces, or, as Greylock’s Simon Rothman puts it, “network effects businesses and transaction businesses.” (Think Lyft, Wanelo, etc.) Greylock also promoted Rothman, an executive in residence since 2011, to the position of partner on the firm’s consumer investment team, where he’ll focus on marketplace investments.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik