Geoff Yang co-founded Redpoint Ventures in 1999, after having previously been a General Partner with IVP since 1987. Since then, Geoff has backed companies from the earliest stages including Arista, Ask.com, Bluefin, Calix, Efficient Frontier, Foundry Networks, Excite, Juniper Networks, Machinima, MySpace, and TiVo.
Geoff 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, and Franklin Resources (Franklin Templeton Funds).
Geoff has also 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, a member of the Advisory Council for the Naval Postgraduate School Alumni Association Foundation and a member of the Workday CEO Advisory Board. 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.
His favorite teams are the Golden State Warriors and the New York Giants.