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VC Josh Elman explains why Twitter & Facebook do ‘platform’ differently (podcast)

VC Josh Elman explains why Twitter & Facebook do ‘platform’ differently (podcast)

This episode of the What to Think podcast is sponsored by Pivotal Tracker. Check out the full What to Think podcast series here.

In this week’s episode, we talk with venture capitalist Josh Elman, a partner at Greylock Partners and a veteran of LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

Elman has built a reputation as a master of growth, and at Facebook he was head of platform, helping launch Facebook Connect.

We talked about what defines a platform, and about the differences between Facebook’s and Twitter’s approaches to building and growing their platforms.


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Josh is a partner at Greylock. He joined the team in 2011 and invests in entrepreneurs building new consumer products and services. His areas of focus include social networks and platforms, mobile apps, new media, and marketplaces. Jos… read more »

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