Josh Elman presented at G-Startup Worldwide Global Finals on Sep 28, 2016  

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10 Investments in 10 Companies
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Josh is an investment partner at Greylock Partners, He invests in entrepreneurs building social networks and platforms, mobile apps, new media, and connected devices.

He joined the team in 2011 and invests in entrepreneurs building new consumer products and services. Josh specializes in designing, building, and scaling consumer products, having been part of multiple companies that have grown to more than 100 million users.

Before joining Greylock, Josh spent 15 years in product and engineering roles at leading companies in social, commerce, and media. Josh was the product lead for growth and relevance at Twitter, growing Twitter’s active user base by nearly 10x. Prior to Twitter, Josh worked on the platform at Facebook and led the launch of Facebook Connect. Josh was an early employee at LinkedIn and helped establish early models for user growth and launched v1 of LinkedIn Jobs. Josh also held roles leading product management for Zazzle, and product and engineering for RealJukebox and RealPlayer at RealNetworks.

Josh currently serves on the boards of Medium, Meerkat, Operator, Discord, Musical.ly and Jelly. Josh also works closely with our investments in Nextdoor and Whosay. Josh led Greylock’s investment in SmartThings, which was acquired by Samsung in 2014.

Josh holds a BS in Symbolic Systems with a focus on Human Computer Interaction from Stanford University.

Jobs (8)

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Jul 24, 2013 - Current   (about 3 years)
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Investments (10)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Sep, 2015$57M / Series B
Sep, 2015undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2015$16.6M / Series B
Mar, 2015$14M / Series B (Lead)
Oct, 2014$1.7M / Seed
Jan, 2014undisclosed amount / Series B (Lead)
Nov, 2013$12.5M / Series A (Lead)
Aug, 2012undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2011$600k / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2010$6M / Series APersonal Investment

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