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Geoffrey Y. Yang is a founding partner of Redpoint Ventures, a $2 billion family of early-stage venture capital funds. In addition to Redpoint, Geoff is a general partner with Institutional Venture Partners (also a $2 billion family of early-stage venture capital funds), a firm he joined in 1987.
Geoff emphasizes investments in consumer media and infrastructure. His media and advertising investments include Ask Jeeves, Efficient Frontier, Excite, Gaia Online, MySpace, Oodle and TiVo. His networking investments include BigBand, Calix, Foundry Networks, Juniper Networks, MMC Networks and Wellfleet.
Geoff was formerly Director of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and Director and President of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists (WAVC). In addition, Geoff has served on the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC). Geoff was also an Associate with First Century Partners, an affiliate of Smith Barney. Earlier, Geoff had been in technical support and marketing at IBM Corp.
Geoff holds a BSE in Engineering and a BA from Princeton, and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.