Geoff Yang

Geoff co-founded Redpoint in 1999 and has backed trailblazing consumer Internet companies from the earliest stages that include Ask Jeeves, Excite, MySpace, and TiVo. He currently serves on the board of Electric Imp, Machinima, Scribd, TasteMade, Tidemark, and Vurb. He has been involved in Redpoint’s investments in Arista, Bluefin, Calix, Efficient Frontier, Foundry, Juniper Networks, and Victorious.

He 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, 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. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee Foundation. He is also a former officer and Executive Committee member of the U.S. Golf Association (USGA).

He is an avid fan of all things media, particularly TV and movies. His favorite current shows on TV are “True Detective,” “Homeland,” “Ray Donovan,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” His favorite movies are “Top Gun,” “Patton,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” “The Godfather” (I and II), “Blade Runner,” “The Manchurian Candidate,” “The Bourne Identity,” “Animal House,” “Caddyshack,” and “Zoolander.” (Don’t try to stump him on ’70s TV or “Star Trek” trivia. You’ll lose.)

His favorite teams are the Golden State Warriors and the New York Giants.