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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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald