From client-server and mobile-cloud to big data and AI, platform shifts have been the one constant in technology. Greylock supports the founders who provide the tools, databases, and overall infrastructure that enable these ground-shaking shifts. We work with our partners to ascertain not just product-market fit but also product-go-to-market fit — understanding that great technology paired with great distribution is necessary to build the category-defining companies of the future.
We have a long history of partnering with founders building new systems of record at the data layer, new systems of engagement at the user layer, and new systems of intelligence powered by advances in AI. We have been lucky enough to work with visionary companies like AppDynamics, PureStorage, and cloud native companies including Chronosphere and AI native data companies like Rockset.
Bipul Sinha // Rubrik
Securing the World’s Data
Rubrik is on a mission to secure the world’s data. The company sits at the intersection of data, security, and AI. Founded in 2014, the cybersecurity company helps ensure organizations can operate in the presence of cyber attacks. Rubrik pioneered a platform of Zero Trust Data Security™ to provide cyber resilience amid all forms of cyber events including ransomware. Greylock’s partnership with Rubrik was early, in 2015, before the company’s first products were market-ready. Today, Rubrik’s Data Security Cloud delivers industry-leading cybersecurity and secures customers' data across enterprise, cloud, and SaaS applications. The company is a global leader with more than 5,000 global customers and more than $500M in ARR.Learn More
David Wadhwani, Jyoti Bansal & Bhaskar Sunkara // Appdynamics
Complete Application Awareness
In 2008, Greylock co-led the Series A in AppDynamics. The talented team redefined how enterprises monitored their application health. In 2015, David Wadhwani joined as CEO and AppDynamics transitioned to a multi-product, SaaS first company; growing ARR nearly 10x in four years and making it the fastest-growing APM vendor in the market. AppDynamics was less than two days away from IPO when Cisco acquired the company in 2017 for nearly $4 billion.Learn More
Rob Skillington & Martin Mao // Chronosphere
Observability for a Cloud Native Generation
Chronosphere is the only observability platform that helps DevOps teams control the speed, scale, and complexity of a cloud native world. Chronosphere helps innovators like DoorDash, Snap, and Zillow reign in costs and quickly resolve application and infrastructure issues before they impact the customer experience and their bottom line. In 2019, Greylock led the first round of venture funding in Chronosphere.Learn More
Data & Analytics
New data and analytics to power the next generation of applications.
New developer tools for the platform builders.
Monitoring and managing applications and infrastructure.
AI & ML Infrastructure
Enabling AI powered applications and infrastructure.
The building blocks of the new platforms.