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Team January 28, 2014

Welcome Ethan Beard!

Ethan Beard Joins Greylock as EIR

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I’m so thrilled to welcome Ethan Beard to the Greylock team as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

I’ve gotten to know Ethan closely over the past number of years through Greylock’s involvement with Facebook. Through his executive leadership as Director of the Facebook Developer Network, Ethan was instrumental to the the building and growth of the Facebook Platform. While at Facebook, Ethan straddled being evangelist for Facebook’s platform and an advocate for it’s developers. The growth of the platform was charged through the interaction that Ethan had with the start up and venture communities; he was one of the primary touch points for any company that was building on Facebook’s technology. Greylock’s partners and portfolio companies have certainly benefited from the role he played and ecosystem he helped build. Ethan is also a familiar face to many in the industry from his many years at Google.

Ethan will be working on new ideas and products. While social and platforms are obvious areas for Ethan to explore, he will be diving into the consumer space more broadly. We think that the experience he has innovating, building teams and managing growth is a great foundation to build something new.

We’re excited to have Ethan at Greylock and look forward to exploring the future with him.

“We think that the experience Ethan has innovating, building teams and managing growth is a great foundation to build something new.”