Greylock Adds Reid Hoffman as Partner

Greylock Partners, a Silicon Valley venture firm formerly based in the Boston area, announced today it has hired Reid Hoffman, the co-founder and executive chairman of LinkedIn, as a partner. Hoffman, who has also been an angel investor, will focus on early-stage consumer Internet and software investments, as well as advise entrepreneurs from Greylock’s portfolio companies. Greylock also announced it has closed a new $575 million venture fund. The VC firm has previously backed companies like LinkedIn, Facebook, Data Domain, Farecast, and ZipCar.

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