Greylock Partners

Greylock Partners

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Headquarters Location

United States, Menlo Park


Greylock Partners is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1965. The primary office of this VC is located in Menlo Park. This investor is located in North America, United States.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 5-6 others. Besides Greylock Partners, start-ups are typically funded by Marc Benioff, Khosla Ventures, GV and 286 more VCs. The most common co-investors for the fund are True Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners, Insight Partners and also 415 different VCs. The investors in the following rounds are usually Pilot House Ventures, Matrix Partners, Icon Ventures, and 295 VCs in total.

The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 2-3. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 12 other locations. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Mobile, E-Commerce. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 161 more areas of investment. Facebook, Airbnb, LinkedIn are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low.

In 2012, the fund's activity was at its peak. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. The fund typically enters into 25-48 deals annually. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. At the time of investment by Greylock Partners, a typical start-up valuation would be 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. In real terms, this VC performs 3 percentage points more exits than other funds. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2017. Greylock Partners is involved in 1 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds.

The fund was created by Bill Elfers. We also identified another 16 core personnel in our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first_initial last, first last, first, last, first last_initial

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

98.7% of cases

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

36.6% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

5.8 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at]

0.11 out of 1

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.65 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]


Number of Hectocorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $100B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Previous

Khosla Ventures, GV

Funds Investing in Following

Pilot House Ventures, Matrix Partners, Icon Ventures

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