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Your Graduation Gift Guide for this year's class

Currently and at some time soon this year, People are/will be graduating from different levels of the educational environment with this marking a very good moment of happiness for many, You know high-schoolers who hate school and could not wait to leave or PhDs who amazingly love what they do and can't wait to use their profound knowledge to go and impact the huge world out there, The same goes for all levels of education, People just belong to different categories.

If you're the one graduating, Kudos!, If its someone you know, Kudos! also, You are both very happy we deduce and would love to reward each other with amazing gifts to celebrate this milestone.

In your rewarding journey, We reward you with a guide on the gifts to buy to make yourselves happy, Get the consumerist experience and also make huge impact in your lives.

We present to you the:


During these special set of events, You would love to share and get gifts for others and yourself and The Techie has compiled the …

One Of Silicon Valley's Oldest VC Firms Adds Two Partners In New Look

says the VC firm!

One of Silicon Valley's oldest venture capital firms has more of a new look with the addition of two new partners from the outside.

Menlo Ventures has added Naomi Pilosof Ionita as an investing partner and Chris Penner as an operating partner, the firm announced on Wednesday. Ionita, the firm's only female investing partner as of her appointment, joins from Invoice2go, where she had been vice president of growth after serving as a product lead at Evernote. Penner had been senior vice president of global partner sales and alliances at Box.


Menlo had raised a $450 million fund last year as the firm, which has invested in companies including Roku and Uber, went through a generational change. The firm brought in partner Matt Murphy in 2015 and Shawn Carolan returned to the firm the following year. More recently, Menlo added life sciences expert Greg Yap and promoted Forbes 30 Under 30 alum Tyler Sosin.


Ionita is the first female partner of the current group at Menlo, but not its first overall. Sonja Perkins had been a longtime member of the firm before leaving to start her own fund in 2016. Ionita will invest in consumer companies and business software companies with consumer-style user experiences, what the firm calls "prosumer."


"What we like about Naomi is she has a combination of being an operator and working on early growth with companies," says Murphy. "For some [former operators], venture ends up being a hobby. Naomi wants to make it her primary career."


Ionita had been advising some startups as well as become a fixture on the speaking circuit talking about growth before the move. "In working with entrepreneurs, regardless of sector or stage, they grapple with the same question: How do you get users to stay and pay?" she says. "There's a lot around product market fit and going to market where I want to be helpful."






Menlo interviewed dozens for the job over a more than one year period, both men and women, Murphy and Carolan say. Ionita says she took the role after making certain that she wasn't being hired to "check a box" in bringing more diversity to the group. "I've worked in tech for 12 years and been in board rooms where I was the only woman. I think it's changing for the better, but it's not like I'd never been in the role before," Ionita says. "And I look at the positive of Menlo valuing a diversity of perspectives."


Penner joins a program Menlo added in 2016 to provide services to its portfolio companies, called Fuel. Jordan Ormont has served as the firm's talent partner, and Penner will focus on business development.


 Menlo plans to add a third partner with a marketing background in the near future. The firm is far from the only one to add services in recent years, a model popularized by Andreessen Horowitz.


Murphy says that with a smaller group and portfolio of startups, the firm has found the program effective as being "more hands on" than some others. Carolan says the backgrounds of the operating partners is also a differentiator. "Rather than fish for our portfolio companies, we want our Fuel team to be able to teach them to fish," he says.


While other firms have eclipsed Menlo in name recognition in recent years, the firm is riding several major exits. It was one of a group of early investors to partially liquidate its position in Uber in recent months, getting close to $1 billion in cash for about half its position. The company also owns about $1 billion in stock in Roku, which went public in September, and had portfolio company Avere Systems acquired by Microsoft last month.


Those deals were done before some of the current group of investors had joined, notes Carolan, but he says Menlo's new team is hungry for similar breakout companies. "Everyone is very hungry. You just feel when a team has that, and we have that now," says Carolan. "We've gone through the generational transition, and I think we are starting now to make waves in the marketplace."





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