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Team October 13, 2011

Sanjay Raman Joins Greylock Consumer Team

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In the past month, we’ve announced that Josh Elman and Adam Nash both joined Greylock. We’re very excited today to welcome one more great addition to the team, Sanjay Raman (http://www.linkedin.com/in/sanjayraman, Twitter @sanjayraman).

Sanjay is joining us as a Senior Associate on our consumer team.

We strive to hire people on our investing team who have strong product and operating backgrounds, and have worked in the trenches in both early stage companies as well as businesses at scale. We think this is the ideal background for partnering with entrepreneurs to help scale businesses. Sanjay comes to us most recently from Howcast, an online video startup where he was a co-founder and chief product officer. He previously worked in product management at Google, on both Google Apps/Enterprise and Google Video. Sanjay also has a master’s in computer science and engineering from M.I.T.

Given Sanjay’s experiences building and sharing how-to knowledge at Howcast, we anticipate that he’ll be the MacGyver of Greylock. Sanjay has already been teaching people about Greylock companies, for example, How to Let People Reply on Tumblr: and How to Set Up a Profile on Facebook. But there’s also other essential stuff that Sanjay learned at Howcast, like How to Build a Shelter in the Forest and How to Survive While Lost on a Mysterious Island. To quote our friends at IMDB, “Drawing on a vast practical knowledge of science, MacGyver is able to make use of any mundane materials around him to create unorthodox solutions to any problem he faces.”

Welcome Sanjay! We’re very excited to continue to learn and build together, and we know that you will help us and Greylock-backed entrepreneurs with many unorthodox solutions.

“We strive to hire people on our investing team who have strong product and operating backgrounds, and have worked in the trenches in both early stage companies as well as businesses at scale.”