Allen Beasley

Partner

Allen Beasley leads the firm's investment activity in growth-stage companies, focusing on opportunities in the Internet and infrastructure sectors. Allen led or co-led Redpoint’s current investments in Arctic Wolf Networks, Duo Security, Just-EatKabam, Sonos and Zendesk; Allen also led previous successful investments in Alltel (acquired by Verizon),  Answers (acquired by AFCV Holdings),  Intermix (acquired by News Corp.),  Internet Brands (acquired by Hellman & Friedman), NextG (acquired by Crown Castle), OuterBay (acquired by HP), Orbital Data (acquired by Citrix) and the spinoff of ON Semiconductor (ONNN) from Motorola.

Before joining Redpoint in 1999, Allen was an associate with IVP.  Previously, Allen worked in marketing and product management for Ipsilon Networks, a developer of IP switching technology founded in 1994 and acquired by Nokia in 1997. Allen holds a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and a M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


 

Jeff Brody

Partner

Jeff invests in consumer and enterprise companies created by inspired founders pursuing exceptional markets.  He’s most excited by markets and business models that haven’t been imagined yet. Domains of interest include marketplaces, mobile-born businesses, services dispatched as net-connected hardware and financial innovations.  Current investments include Playground Global, HomeAway (AWAY), BeepiBitGoKodiak Networks, PSafe, Receivables Exchange and Viajanet. Noteworthy prior investments include Danger, Fraud Sciences, LifeSize Communications, Concur Technologies (CNQR), Loopnet (LOOP), ZING Systems, GetThere (GTHR), mySimon, NextCard (NXCD), Onebox, ViaVideo, and Web TV. Before co-founding Redpoint: Brentwood Venture Capital, Comdisco Ventures and Crosspoint Venture Partners. Earlier in his career, Jeff co-founded a mobile telecommunications company and was a field engineer for Schlumberger Ltd. in Europe and Africa. Stanford GSB  and UC Berkeley BS Mech Eng.  Current Chair of the Venture Capital subcommittee of the Stanford Business School Trust.  Jeff is a mediocre long boarder, aspiring kite boarder and accomplished furniture maker.

 

Alex Clayton

Associate

Alex Clayton focuses on early-growth investment opportunities in the software / SaaS, mobile, internet and digital media sectors.  Alex has been involved with the firm's investments in Duo SecurityInfer, RelateIQ (acquired by Salesforce) and BitGo. Prior to joining Redpoint, Alex was in the Technology, Media and Telecom investment banking division of Goldman Sachs, where he focused on software / SaaS, internet and semiconductor companies. He helped advise a variety of clients on mergers & acquisitions, equity financings and LBO transactions. At Goldman Sachs, Alex worked with companies such as Intuit, Yelp, Marin Software, Gigamon, SanDisk and others. Alex earned a bachelor's degree from Stanford University.

 

Jamie Davidson

Partner

Jamie Davidson focuses on early stage investments in consumer Internet, mobile, digital media and online marketplaces.  Jamie is involved in the firm’s investments with Beepi, Button, Looker, Luxe, Riffsy, Tidepool and Vurb. Prior to Redpoint he was the VP of Product at Hotel Tonight where he joined as a result of their acquisition of PrimaTable where he was the Founder and CEO.   Jamie spent time at Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers focused on digital technology investments, at YouTube as the Product Manager for algorithmic video discovery and at Google as a data scientist on AdWords. Jamie holds a B.S.E in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University.

 

Satish Dharmaraj

Partner

Satish is focused on investments in mobile, consumer and cloud computing.  Active current investments include Sonos, Coin, Gogobot, Nextdoor, Peel, Infer, Pure Storage, SpringPath, MapR, Tactile and BigSwitch and StorVisor.  Noteworthy Redpoint wins include Acompli (acquired by Microsoft), Pulse (acquired by LinkedIn), Posterous (acquired by Twitter),  StorSimple (acquired by Microsoft), Cloud.com (acquired by Citrix) and Zendesk (IPO).  Prior to Redpoint Satish was the founder/CEO of Zimbra which he sold to Yahoo! for $350M.  Before founding Zimbra, Satish was GM of Messaging Products at Openwave Systems. Satish came to Openwave as part of the founding team at Onebox, where he led engineering and network operations and sold Onebox to Openwave for $850M.  When not working with founding teams, Satish can be found rooting for the 49ers, listening to NIN or watching David Chappelle.

 

Tom Dyal

Partner

Tom Dyal heads Redpoint's investment activity in growth-stage companies focusing on opportunities in consumer and mobile, software and infrastructure.  His consumer and mobile investments include Just-EatDraftKingsPocket Gems, Answers.com and Internet Brands. In the software and infrastructure sectors he has led the firm's investments in Qwilt, Caspida, Clearwell (Symantec), NextG (Crown Castle), Kazeon (EMC), WiChorus (Tellabs), TopSpin (Cisco), TiMetra (Alcatel) and StratumOne (Cisco).  Prior to co-founding Redpoint, Tom was a general partner with IVP. Tom is past President and former director of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists (WAVC) and spent nine years in operating roles with Bay Networks and AT&T Bell Laboratories. Tom holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Tom is a former card counter and EPL soccer fanatic.

 

Elliot Geidt

Principal

Elliot Geidt helps lead the firm's growth equity practice and focuses on opportunities in the software, infrastructure, Internet and mobile sectors.  Elliot has been involved with the firm's investments in RelateIQ (acquired by Salesforce), Infer, Moogsoft, and Twilio.

Prior to joining Redpoint, Elliot was with Spectrum Equity Investors, a $4 billion growth equity firm. Prior to Spectrum, Elliot worked for Goldman Sachs & Co. in the Investment Banking Group.

Elliot holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


 

Tim Haley

Partner

Tim Haley focuses on investments in software, consumer Internet and digital media. Tim currently serves on the Boards of Directors of  Netflix (NFLX), 2U (TWOU), Curious.com, TheFind, ThredUP, Jaunt VR, and Zuora.  He also led investments in Zimbra (acquired by Yahoo!), Responsys (MKTG: acquired by Oracle), Topspin Media (acquired by Beats Music), Homestead Technologies (acquired by Intuit), Onebox.com (acquired by OpenWave), Kendara (acquired by @Home),  M7 (acquired by BEA Systems),  Movaris (acquired by Trintech), Reflect, Inc. (acquired by Procter and Gamble) and Xmarks (acquired by LastPass).
Prior to founding Redpoint, Tim was a general partner with IVP, a firm he began working with in 1987 and joined in 1998. Tim serves on the Board of Trustees at Santa Clara University and Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton.  He is also an Advisory Board Member at the Center for Science, Technology and Society at SCU.  Tim received his B.A. in Philosophy from Santa Clara University.

 

Joseph He

Vice President

Joseph is a vice president with Redpoint Ventures, focusing on investments in mobile internet, O2O, consumer and smart hardware. Prior to joining in Redpoint, Joseph was an engagement manager with McKinsey & Company, where he developed extensive expertise and network in TMT, automobile, real estate industries. Also, Joseph worked as project leaders in Sony Tokyo Headquarters, where he led a cross function product development team to develop digital home products.
Joseph holds a BS degree in Microelectronics from Fudan University, and a MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

 

Brad Jones

Partner

Brad currently focuses on technology opportunities located in Southern California. Brad has managed successful investments in biotechnology, communications, Internet commerce, internet infrastructure, medical devices, semiconductors, software, and wireless. He has served on the board of ten public companies funded by Brentwood and Redpoint, and currently is a board member of Stamps.com and a number of private companies.
Brad received the Los Angeles Venture Association's first Lifetime Achievement Award, and he was honored with the Supporter of Entrepreneurship Award by the Ernst &Young Entrepreneur of the Year program.
Prior to founding Redpoint, Brad was a general partner with Brentwood Venture Capital, a firm he joined in 1981.

Brad received an A.B. in Chemistry, summa cum laude, and an A.M. in Physics from Harvard University. Brad also holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller scholar, and a J.D. from the Stanford Law School, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.


 

Kyle Liu

Senior Associate

Kyle is a senior associate with Redpoint Ventures, focusing on investments in digital media, consumer internet and mobile internet. Prior to joining Redpoint, Kyle was a senior associate with Fosun Kinzon Capita,l where he has been involved with the investments in Dream Castle, Kongming, Iveno, and 100NJZ. Kyle also worked as technical manager and standard engineer at Huawei Technologies, ltd. During that time, Kyle led a team to provide internal consulting on standardization related strategies. Kyle also owns 30+ patents on the technology of 4G Mobile System.   Kyle holds a BE degree in EE from Xiamen University, a M.Phil. in ECE from Brunel University in UK and a MBA from China European International Business School.

 

Chris Moore

Partner

Chris focuses on mobile-first, monetization and marketplaces. Active current investments include 9Flats.com, Button, eBureauExtole, Inadco, Intent Media, Refresh.io and Scripted.  Noteworthy Redpoint wins include BlueKai (acquired by Oracle), Efficient Frontier (acquired by Adobe), Right Media (acquired by Yahoo!), Auditude (acquired by Adobe). Before Redpoint, Chris worked on product at Peapod and was a banker at Wasserstein Perella & Co.  He graduated from Dartmouth and Stanford GSB. Chris is a die-hard Packer fan and as a general rule he would rather be flyfishing.

 

Lars Pedersen

Partner

Lars Pedersen is a Partner and the Chief Financial Officer of Redpoint Ventures and is responsible for the firm's financial management and reporting. He also leads the firm's administrative and operational efforts including investor relations, legal, information technology and human resources.

Prior to joining Redpoint, Lars was Vice President, Finance, of Worldview Technology Partners where he was responsible for the finance and accounting functions and was involved with all other operational aspects of the firm. Prior to joining Worldview, Lars was a Senior Manager in the audit division of Arthur Andersen with a focus on the financial services industry, a practice that included several venture capital firms as clients.

Lars is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California and holds a B.S. in Political Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.


 

Scott Raney

Partner

Scott Raney focuses on information and consumer technology with an emphasis on cloud computing, on-demand software, enterprise infrastructure and mobile apps and platforms. Scott serves on the board of directors or has been involved with Redpoint's investments in adap.tv (acquired by AOL), Cloud.com (acquired by Citrix), Heroku (acquired by Salesforce), Jumptap (acquired by Millennial Media), RelateIQ (acquired by Salesforce), Collective Health, Cyanogen, Expensify, Igneous, Stripe and Twilio.
Prior to joining Redpoint, Scott served as Senior Manager of New Products with NorthPoint Communications, a data CLEC providing nationwide DSL services. Scott managed NorthPoint's first consumer product and led product development of other new products. Prior to NorthPoint, Scott worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company, where he helped clients in the private equity and telecommunications industries. Previously, Scott was the Director of Engineering for VideoPort Technologies, a developer of videoconferencing hardware. Scott began his career at Andersen Consulting as a member of the Advanced Technology Group where he assisted clients in the telecommunications industry.
Scott holds a B.S.E.E., with high distinction, from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

 

Andy Rubin

Venture Partner

Andy joined Redpoint Ventures in 2015 as a venture partner. Andy focuses on consumer mobile platform and open source opportunities for Redpoint. In addition to his venture partner role at Redpoint, Andy is the founder of Playground, a hardware- focused incubator. Andy is the founder of Android, which has become the most widely adopted operating system in the history of computing. Andy incubated Android at Redpoint as an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR). Google acquired Android in 2005, and Andy oversaw Android’s development as SVP of Mobile and Digital Content at Google. He then started the robotics and automation division for Google. Prior to founding Android, Andy was founder and CEO of Danger, a Redpoint-backed mobile startup that created the first always-on smartphone, the T-Mobile Sidekick, which innovated many of the features and functions people enjoy on their phones today, such as cloud management, over the air updates and app stores. Danger was acquired by Microsoft in 2008. Andy previously held engineering roles with WebTV, General Magic, Apple and Carl Zeiss. He has been awarded over 20 patents for his inventions. Andy graduated with a degree in computer science from Utica College.

 

Ryan Sarver

Partner

Ryan focuses on consumer Internet, mobile, social, local and platform investments.  His investments include Memoir and LuxeValet. Prior to joining Redpoint, Ryan was a Director at Twitter where he oversaw the Twitter Platform and its ecosystem of companies. Before Twitter, Ryan was Director of Consumer Products at Skyhook Wireless where they pioneered the Wi-Fi and cell tower triangulation technology that powered the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and Macbook. He was also responsible for conceiving of and driving the W3C Geolocation standard that is now used in most modern browsers.

 

Edward Suh

Associate

Edward focuses on early stage investments with an emphasis on mobile apps, consumer services, marketplaces, and SaaS companies. Edward also leads the firm’s data driven strategies and originated Redpoint’s investments in Button and Secret, as well as several seed investments.

Prior to joining Redpoint, Edward headed business operations at Stitcher (acquired by Deezer), where he executed high impact projects for the company’s CEO, executive team, and board of directors. Previously, Edward worked in investment banking at Merrill Lynch, where he advised large cap technology companies on mergers and acquisitions across a variety of sectors including consumer Internet, SaaS, infrastructure, semiconductors, and cleantech.

Edward holds an M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.


 

Tomasz Tunguz

Partner

Tomasz Tunguz focuses on software investments. He works with Looker, Axial, Expensify, Electric Imp and ThredUp. Prior to joining Redpoint, Tomasz was a PM at Google working on AdSense. Before Google, Tomasz worked as a Java engineer at Appian Corporation, building tools for the Department of Homeland Security. Before Appian, Tomasz co-founded a SaaS startup building software for law firms. He graduated from Dartmouth College as a George Revitz Fellow with a BA in Mechanical Engineering, a BE in Machine Learning, and a Master of Engineering Management.

 

Mahesh Vellanki

Associate

Mahesh Vellanki focuses on early-growth investment opportunities in the internet, digital media, mobile, e-commerce, gaming and online education sectors.  Mahesh has been involved with the firm's investments in DraftKings, Homejoy and Curious.com.  Prior to joining Redpoint, Mahesh was an Analyst in the technology investment banking division of Citigroup where he focused on Internet, digital media, software, hardware and semiconductor companies. He advised a variety of clients on equity and debt financings, as well as strategic business development, M&A and LBO transactions. At Citigroup, Mahesh worked with companies that included Zillow, Groupon, AutoTrader, Synacor and Equinix. Mahesh earned a bachelor's degree in Finance with honors from the University of Maryland.

 

John Walecka

Partner

John Walecka is passionate about companies with disruptive products and innovative business models. John is active with companies using big data insights to create new business applications, as well as innovative technologies for building cloud infrastructure and services.
Current active investments include Quantifind, Datameer, Lastline Security, Moogsoft, InterMolecular and Avnera.  John also works with Pure Storage and MapR.
John has helped many entrepreneurs in the enterprise and broadband infrastructure spaces achieve success including Fortinet (FTNT), Entropic (ENTR),  Xylan (acquired by Alcatel), Wellfleet Communications (merged into Bay Networks), Synernetics (acquired by 3Com), Agile Networks (acquired by Lucent), Network Equipment Technologies (NWK), Polycom (PLCM), Onstream (acquired by 3Com), Avici Networks (AVCI), TransMedia Communications (acquired by Cisco), Lightera Networks (acquired by Ciena), Promatory Communications (acquired by Nortel), Netro (NTRO), StratumOne (acquired by Cisco) and Trapeze (acquired by Belden).
In addition, John has led investments in a number of software infrastructure companies including Sybase (SYBS), Documentum (DCTM), Object Design (ODIS), Vitria Technology(VITR) and Schooner (sold to SanDisk).
John is currently a Director of the Stanford Business School Venture Capital Trust, an advisor to the Stanford Engineering School and on the board of the SFMOMA.
Prior to co-founding Redpoint, John was a general partner with Brentwood Venture Capital and worked at Hewlett Packard.  John received a B.S. and an M.S. in Engineering from Stanford University and a M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
John plays piano and is a fan of the Golden State Warriors and the Splash Brothers.
 

 

Geoff Yang

Partner

Geoff emphasizes investments in consumer media and infrastructure. His media and advertising investments include Ask Jeeves, Bluefin, Clicker, Efficient Frontier, Excite, Machinima, MySpace and TiVo. His networking investments include Arista Networks, Calix, Foundry Networks, Juniper Networks, MMC Networks and Wellfleet.
He currently serves on the Board of Electric ImpFindery, Gaia Online, Homejoy, MachinimaScribd, TasteMade, Tidemark, Victorious and Vurb.
In addition, Geoff was founding director or previously led investments in Applied Digital Access, BigBand Networks, Centillion, Crescendo, Golfweb, Gravity, JotSpot, Netcore Systems, Promatory, Rapid City, Shasta Networks and Whitetree.
Geoff previously served on the Advisory Council for the Stanford Graduate School of Business and on the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC), as well as a Director of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and President of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists (WAVC). Prior to joining IVP, Geoff was an Associate with First Century Partners and a Marketing Representative at IBM Corp.
Prior to founding Redpoint, Geoff was a general partner with IVP, a firm he joined in 1987.
Geoff holds a B.S.E. in Engineering and Management Systems from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

 

Marjorie Yang

Advisor, China

Marjorie Yang concentrates on investment strategy, deal sourcing, government relations, corporate development and portfolio company operations for Redpoint China. She is also Chairman of Esquel Group, a leading textile and apparel manufacturer with operations throughout the world.  Marjorie was a founding member of Esquel in 1978, and was appointed Chairman in 1995.
Marjorie  has been a Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference since 2003.  In Hong Kong, she is Chairman of the Hong Kong-United States Business Council, Chairperson of the Advisory Committee on Admission of Quality Migrants and Professionals, a Member of the Government's Commission on Strategic Development and the Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council.  In addition, Marjorie serves as Chairman of the Asia Business Council and Deputy Chairman of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council.
Marjorie is an advocate for education, with a particular interest in the development of young managers.  She has been a member of the MIT Corporation since 2001.  In 2010, she was appointed as Chairman of the Council of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  She is currently a member of various advisory boards of Harvard University, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan School of Management, Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management and an honorary member of the Court of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Marjorie earned a B.S. from MIT and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

 

David Yuan

Partner, Head of Redpoint China

David Yuan is the head of Redpoint China since launching its presence in 2005, with offices in Beijing and Shanghai.  David is passionate about helping entrepreneurs to create the next-generation of  innovative companies.  David focuses on investment opportunities in consumer internet, digital marketing, mobile apps and platforms.  He is currently a board member of Domob, iDreamSky (Nasdaq: DSKY), Yixia, Travo, Bangcle, APUS, Renrenche and XuetangX.  David previously led Redpoint's investment in Cgen Media, acquired by Focus Media (Nasdaq: FMCN), Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU), 51.comSupertool9Tong, Bingdian and Yunshan Network.  He was also an early investor in Focused Photonics (China A-Share: 300203).
Prior to joining Redpoint, David co-founded and served as CEO of iTelco Communications, a technology and solution provider for the next generation of communication networks. Previously, David was a co-founder of Opentel Communications, a facility-based international telecom carrier. Prior to Opentel, David co-founded Genesol Enterprise, one of the first telecom system integration companies in China. David began his career with Intel as a design engineer and a product manager in the microprocessor group.
David holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from MIT, and an M.B.A. from MIT Sloan School of Management, where he was a Sloan Fellow.

 

Reggie Zhang

Senior Associate

Reggie Zhang focuses on digital media, online gaming, mobile Internet and advanced manufacturing in China.  Reggie has worked on Redpoint’s investments in WAL Fuel Systems, Supertool, Apple Toon, Yixia Video, iDreamSky and 117go.com.  Prior to joining Redpoint’s China office in 2010, Reggie worked at the China headquarters of Infineon Technologies, a leading global semiconductor company and was an application engineer at TRW, the leading automotive parts supplier.  Reggie received a B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering (Automation) and an M.E. degree in Vehicle Engineering from Tsinghua University in China.