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While there is a tendency for pundits to say that everything has changed, and that we’re in a new world, Reid Hoffman posits that more is actually the same than different. Converting challenge into opportunity is a normal part of the entrepreneurial journey, and right now is precisely when people with entrepreneurial skills are accomplishing amazing things, because generally speaking, it's actually better in the long-run to successfully start a business during a recession than during a bull market.
Covid-19 has accelerated the digital transformation of healthcare, prompting many health systems to adopt technology that not only enables virtual visits, but provides better data visibility across all aspects of the healthcare continuum. One of those companies is Notable Health, which provides software that uses robotic process automation and natural language processing to replace manual, in-person administrative tasks in healthcare.
In 2014, Greylock general partner Reid Hoffman co-authored The Alliance with Chris Yeh and Ben Casnocha. The book argued that in the modern economy, the key to a stronger, healthier, longer-lasting employee relationship was to be honest about the temporary nature of nearly every job. Much like negotiators of a treaty of alliance, employees can work with their managers and employers to steer their careers on a track that transforms both company and employee. In 2020, the world is suffering through the Covid-19 pandemic and its economic fallout, and those alliances are under more stress than ever before. Chris and Reid discuss how the current crisis also represents an opportunity to honor and strengthen those alliances, even in cases where employers are furloughing or laying off employees.
Fresh updates about our firm and team.
We are thrilled to announce David Thacker as Greylock’s newest general partner. David is coming back to Greylock after an impressive career in senior product leadership at some of the most iconic technology companies in the world including LinkedIn and Google.
We are thrilled to announce that David Wadhwani, most recently CEO of AppDynamics, has joined Greylock as a Venture Partner.