Geoffrey Yang ’81 P16 P22

Partner, Redpoint

Founding Partner & Managing Director Redpoint Ventures

Geoff Yang is a founding partner of Redpoint Ventures, an almost $3.6 billion family of early stage, venture capital partnerships. He has backed trailblazing consumer and communications platform companies from their founding including Arista, Ask.com, Bluefin, Calix, Efficient Frontier, Foundry Networks, Excite, Juniper Networks, MySpace, and Tivo. Since 1999, Redpoint and its partners have been involved in starting such companies as DraftKings, Just Eat, Homeaway, Netflix, PureStorage, Sonos, Stripe and Twilio. Geo currently serves on the boards of Redpoint portfolio companies Electric Imp, Scribd, Tastemade, and Victorious. He also serves on the Boards of AT&T, Esquel Group and Franklin Resources (Franklin Templeton Funds). He is currently Chairman of the Alumni Advisory Board to Princeton Entrepreneurship Council and has served as a member of the Advisory Council for the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Chairman of the Stanford Engineering Venture Fund, Director of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), President of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists (WAVC), and a member of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee for the United States. He holds an MBA from Stanford and a BSE in engineering from Princeton. Geoff has a passion for sports and is an officer and trustee for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee Foundation, a trustee for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation, and on the Advisory Board for the PGA of America. He is also a former officer and Executive Committee member of the U.S. Golf Association (USGA).