Greylock has a rich history investing in software applications and partnering with founders on their distribution models — from tops-down enterprise sales to product- and community-led playbooks. Across every industry vertical, applications are becoming smarter, more approachable, and easier to integrate — with deeper workflows and proprietary data forming the foundation for tomorrow’s system-of-record companies. And with a new wave of LLM-based applications, SaaS companies have a generational opportunity to revamp verticals that have yet to be touched by software.
We are currently focused on investing in horizontal and vertical software.
Dylan Field // Figma
CEO Dylan Field co-founded Figma based on a simple, yet powerful insight: design is at the center of modern work, but design tools hadn’t evolved for more than three decades. While documents, spreadsheets, engineering and more had all become collaborative, designer tools were still in the dark ages when it came to working together and across teams. Figma provides a better way for product teams to design, prototype and collaborate, all in the browser. Greylock led the series A in Figma in 2015, and today the product is used by thousands of enterprise companies like Airbnb, Goldman Sachs, Google, Microsoft, NYT, Spotify, Uber and more.Learn More
Aneel Bhusri // Workday
Enterprise Cloud Applications for Finance and HR
In 2005, Aneel Bhusri and Dave Duffield met for brunch at the Jax Truckee Diner. They decided to form a company that would sell cloud-based applications for finance and HR, which became known as Workday. Greylock partnered with the co-founders from day one, and in 2012, Workday (NASDAQ: WDAY) went public. Today, the company is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications, delivering financial management, human capital management, planning, and analytics applications designed for the world’s largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies.Learn More
AI-infused software solutions for specific industries.
Productivity & Collaboration
Work is dynamic, cross-team input is common, and integration throughout the stack is the expectation.
Next generation systems-of-record companies for mission critical information.