Venture Firm Greylock Partners Outshines Silicon Valley Rivals

The firm is outshining its Silicon Valley rivals
Reid Hoffman, co-founder and chairman of LinkedIn and a partner at Greylock Partners Photograph by Scott Eells/Bloomberg

A group of 40 investors, executives, and entrepreneurs gathered at the Carneros Inn resort in Napa Valley, Calif., in June for a two-day conference on initial public offerings. LinkedIn Chief Executive Officer Jeff Weiner, Workday Co-CEO Aneel Bhusri, and EBay CEO John Donahoe spoke. Ousted Groupon CEO Andrew Mason said his online couponer went public too early. Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer recounted her first encounters with Wall Street, according to several participants who attended the off-the-record meeting.

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