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Former Skype CEO Josh Silverman Jumps To Greylock As An EIR

October 7th, 2010 10:17 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Josh Silverman, who until a few days ago was Skype’s CEO, has just joined venture capital firm Greylock as an executive-in-residence. In a blog post announcing the move on Greylock’s website, the firm called Silverman a “visionary entrepreneur” and an “effective leader for amazing growth companies.”

Prior to joining Skype in 2008, Silverman served as CEO at Shopping.com, following a variety of management positions at eBay, including serving as Managing Director for Marktplaats.nl/eBay Netherlands; and leading the launch of eBay’s European Classifieds business. Before joining eBay, Silverman was co-founder and CEO of Evite, the leading social event planning site on the Web.

From Greylock’s blog post: Josh is a natural fit for Greylock—a serial entrepreneur and experienced chief executive with experience, drive and talent for building disruptive companies. He is one of very few entrepreneurs who have created viral consumer products that millions of people around the world love. In addition to being an established entrepreneur, he is a terrific leader who has scaled multiple hyper-growth, billion-dollar companies. Josh’s integrity, drive, and leadership are exemplary and will be a great additional aid to our portfolio companies.

During his tenure at Skype, Silverman led the company through a number of major events. eBay sold Skype for $2.75 billion last year, and this past August the company filed for an IPO.

Source: Former Skype CEO Josh Silverman Jumps To Greylock As An EIR

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