We’re excited to announce Sarah Guo, the newest member of Greylock’s investing team. If you are building technology that helps enterprises be more productive, more agile, more data-driven or more secure in the post-PC mobile cloud world, you may have already heard from Sarah. If not, we hope you will have a chance to meet her soon.
Sarah joined Greylock from the Goldman Sachs investment banking group, where she led coverage of private enterprise technology companies. At Goldman, Sarah worked with Workday as part of their IPO process and championed Goldman’s investment in Dropbox. She also advised several public technology companies including Netflix, Zynga and Nvidia.
Growing up in a family of serial founders, Sarah’s entrepreneurial roots run deep. As part of Casa Systems, Sarah has (mostly unsuccessfully) pitched VC’s, been on the receiving end of a few term sheets, and experienced the roller coaster ride of soaring triumph (and crushing defeat) that accompanies the quest to dislodge entrenched incumbents. Sarah earned four degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and The Wharton School in five years, as the first and only student to directly matriculate from theHuntsman Honors Program to the Lauder Institute. While at Wharton, she led the case teaching of the required undergraduate marketing program, taken by 600 students annually. She is especially passionate about new and creative ways to market and sell to enterprise customers.
With the addition of Sarah, Greylock is doubling down on our belief that we are in an especially opportune era when many parts of the enterprise IT stack are fundamentally changing, driven by the secular move to mobile cloud computing. We have been privileged to partner with several of the early innovators including now-public Workday (WDAY), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), ServiceNow (NOW) and Imperva (IMPV), as well as several rapidly growing private companies including AppDynamics, Cloudera and Pure Storage.
In her first stealthy month at Greylock, Sarah has already met with over 100 enterprise company entrepreneurs. She is highly curious and a voracious reader — we’ve been amused by the daily stream of Amazon book deliveries to her office, including most recently The Death of the Internet, which we hope is not upon us anytime soon! We were also unaware that anyone was still playingxBill. Always rooting for the underdog.
Welcome, Sarah! We are excited to learn and build together.
“With the addition of Sarah, Greylock is doubling down on our belief that we are in an especially opportune era when many parts of the enterprise IT stack are fundamentally changing, driven by the secular move to mobile cloud computing.”