Greylock brings on first Designer In Residence
We’re very excited to welcome Bobby Goodlatte to Greylock. He is joining our consumer investing team as a Designer in Residence. He will be working closely with us to find and help invest in early stage consumer tech companies, as well as supporting Greylock portfolio companies on design initiatives, such as user experience and design prototyping.
The Greylock team is filled with entrepreneurs who have strong product and operating backgrounds; people who have worked in the trenches in companies building towards significant scale. We focus on this because we believe this is the ideal background for partnering with entrepreneurs to help scale businesses.
Given Greylock’s DNA, Bobby is a fantastic addition to the team. He spent four years as a product designer at Facebook where he worked on user growth, Facebook Chat, and Facebook Photos. His work on user growth mechanics substantially boosted Facebook’s registration and retention rates and he is a frequent speaker on growth mechanics and design. Since he left Facebook, Bobby has also been an active angel investor and design advisor to over 20 companies, including Coinbase, FlightCar, Artsy, and Samovar Tea.
We are thrilled to have him on board. You can read Bobby’s own thoughts on joining the team here.