ISSUE – Dec. 21 | Greylock just hired Josh McFarland, who sold his Greylock-backed company to Twitter

by Connie Loizos 
James Slavet says he has been trying to recruit entrepreneur Josh McFarland for eight years. That’s just two years after Slavet joined the early-stage venture firm Greylock Partners as a partner in 2006. Apparently, Slavet’s charm offensive is finally paying off. The firm is announcing today that McFarland is becoming Greylock’s 10th partner. (There are now 19 people altogether on its investing staff.)

It’s not such a giant leap for McFarland, who knows the firm well. When Greylock first approached him years ago, he was a product manager at Google. At the time, he was less interested in becoming a junior VC than in starting a company of his own, so Greylock invited him to become an entrepreneur-in-residence. [ Tech Crunch ]
Related : Twitter’s CTO Adam Messinger is leaving the company along with VP of product Josh McFarland [ Tech Crunch ]
TellApart CEO Josh McFarland is leaving Twitter for VC firm Greylock [ Re/code ]