“Why Timing Matters” by Geoff Yang of Redpoint Ventures

Geoff Yang, founding partner of Redpoint Ventures, explores why timing matters in entrepreneurial ventures and shares insights into how Redpoint evaluates opportunties.

Geoff Yang is a Partner of Redpoint Ventures. Prior to founding Redpoint, Geoff was a general partner with IVP, a firm he joined in 1987.

Geoff emphasizes investments in consumer media and infrastructure. His media and advertising investments include Ask JeevesClickerEfficient Frontier,ExciteMachinimaMySpace and TiVo.

His networking investments includeCalixFoundry NetworksJuniper NetworksMMC Networks and Wellfleet. He currently serves on the Board of BluefinBranchoutFindery,FormspringGaia OnlineGravityMachinimaOodleScribd and Tidemark.

In addition, Geoff was founding director or previously led investments in Agile Networks, Applied Digital Access, BigBand Networks, Centillion, Collabra, Crescendo, Golfweb, JotSpot, Netcore Systems, Netlink, Promatory, Rapid City, Shasta Networks and Whitetree. Geoff is currently on the Advisory Council for the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and previously served 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. 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.

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