Simon joined Greylock in 2011 as an Executive-in-Residence and was promoted to Partner in 2013. He invests in entrepreneurs building consumer networks and platforms. His area of focus includes network effects businesses, transaction-based startups, and mobile apps with a specialty around marketplaces. He has served as an advisor to many marketplaces and networks including Lyft, Wanelo, Poshmark, Tango, and others. Simon is also leading Greylock’s $100 million commitment to marketplace investments.
Simon is an early pioneer of online marketplaces and network effect businesses having joined eBay when it was a small, US collectibles auction business. He helped scale eBay to nearly 200 million users generating over $40 billion in merchandise sales. While at eBay Simon was Founder and Global Vice President of eBay Motors, a division of eBay that nationalized the used car market. Within 6 1Ž2 years Simon built eBay Motors into a $14 billion a year global business becoming the number one automotive marketplace in the world and a top 10 eCommerce property. In addition to founding and running eBay Motors, Simon was responsible for eBay’s US Operations. The $10 billion business unit covered the P&L’s for all US categories except media.
Before founding eBay Motors, Simon worked for several years as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company. He has also founded a marketplace, been issued 4 United States patents, and graduated from Harvard.
Board & Advisor Roles (7)Update
|Mar, 2016||Convoy||$16M / Series A (Lead)||Greylock Partners|
|Apr, 2015||Sprig||$45M / Series B (Lead)||Greylock Partners|
|Sep, 2014||EatWith||$8M / Series A (Lead)||Greylock Partners|
|Apr, 2014||Sprig||$10M / Series A||Greylock Partners|
|Nov, 2013||Sprig||$1.2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2010||Mojo Motors||$1.7M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Sep 26, 2016||Mixergy Interviews - How Chad Billmyer built a marketplace for communities of enthusiasts|
|Jul 15, 2016||Business Insider (tech) - One of Uber's early employees has teamed up with a high-ranking Facebook engineer for a new, super-stealth startup|
|Jun 20, 2016||Fast Company - The On-Demand Economy Hits The Reset Button|
|Jun 2, 2016||GeekWire - Q&A: Convoy CEO Dan Lewis on lessons learned from Amazon, and disrupting the trucking industry|
|May 5, 2016||Funders Club Blog - FundersClub Weekly Newsletter - May 5, 2016|
|May 3, 2016||Mattermark - Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016|
|Apr 24, 2016||Business Insider Australia - Uber has become the symbol of everything right and wrong with Silicon Valley today|
|Apr 24, 2016||Business Insider (tech) - Uber has become the symbol of everything right and wrong with Silicon Valley today|