Geoff Yang

Geoff Yang co-founded Redpoint Ventures in 1999. Since then he has backed companies from their founding including Arista, Ask.com, Bluefin, Calix, Efficient Frontier, Foundry Networks, Excite, Juniper Networks, Machinima, MySpace, and TiVo. He currently serves on the boards of Redpoint portfolio companies Scribd, TasteMade, and Rock the Bells (where he is founder and Chairman); as well as Apeiron.Life (where is founder and CEO), AT&T, Esquel Group, LaneOne (where he is a founder and principal), and Franklin Resources (Franklin Templeton Funds).

Geoff 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 is currently a member of the President’s Advisory Committee at Princeton University.  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 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) and the US Ski and Snowboard Foundation.

He is an avid fan of all things media, particularly TV and movies. His favorite current shows on TV are “Chernobyl”, “Altered Carbon”, “The Morning Show”, “Westworld”, “Billions”, “Fauda”, “Succession”, “Jack Ryan”, “For All Mankind“, “Killing Eve”, “True Detective”, “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.