Primary Role
Co-Founder and Director @ Mediaocean
2 Investments in 2 Companies
October, 1969

Person Details


Brad Keywell is a co-founder and Managing Director of Lightbank, and a co-founder and Director of Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN), Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ:ECHO), MediaOcean, and several other technology companies.He is on the Board of Trustees of Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR), a S&P 500 company. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and Chairman of the Illinois Innovation Council.

Brad founded and is Co-Chairman of Chicago Ideas Week, a global ideas and innovation platform. He is the Chairman of the Future Founders Foundation, which provides programs at inner-city schools to inspire students in entrepreneurship. He is a Trustee of the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan, and of the Polsky Center of Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is on the board of the NorthShore University HealthSystem.Brad received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan School of Law and his Bachelor of Business Administration with honors from the University of Michigan.

Education (1)


Investments (2)

  • Tapiture
    Tapiture is a social discovery marketplace
    Feb 11, 2014 - Invested in $2.3M Seed Round with 12 others
  • Groupon
    Groupon is a deal-of-the-day website that offers its users with discounted gift certificates usable at local or national companies.
    Jan 1, 2007 - Invested in $1M Angel Round with 1 other