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Stanford University, MS 1987
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Dartmouth College, BS 1982
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Current Companies

Founder and Partner
Board Member
Angel Investor & Small Company Advisor

Former Companies

Chief Product Officer
SVP / GM, Communications
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Geoff Ralston

Geoff Ralston is the Founder & Partner of Imagine K 12.

Geoff has been an Investor in, Board Member of, and Advisor to a variety of start-up companies, mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area.

He is also a partner at Y Combinator.

From 2002-2009 Geoff was the Chief Executive Officer of Lala Media, Inc., an innovative cloud music start-up in Palo Alto that was purchased by Apple in December of 2009.

Geoff worked at Yahoo! from 1997-2005 after their 1997 acquisition of Four11 Corp.

At Four11 Geoff was the VP of Engineering and led the creation of Yahoo! Mail’s predecessor, RocketMail.

At Yahoo! Geoff was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Communications Business Unit and then served as the company’s Chief Product Officer from 2003-2005.

Prior to Four11, Geoff was the creator of the popular LookUP! Internet white pages and do-it-yourself home page service.

Geoff holds a BA in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

An MS in Computer Science from Stanford University.

An MBA from INSEAD, the European Institute of Business Administration.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Panorama Education 10/2013Seed$4M20
URX 10/2013Seed$3.1M32
LE TOTE 8/2013Seed$1.75M14
Watsi 7/2013Seed$1.2M9
Incident Technologies 11/2011Seed$745k13
Earbits 6/2011Seed$605k6
Mailgun 5/2011Seed$1.1M6
Chirply 4/2011Seed$1.1M18
MindSnacks 3/2011Venture Round$1.2M13
Humanoid 12/2010Seed$1.1M17
AeroFS 8/2010Seed11
DanceJam 5/2007Angel$1M8 4/2007Series A$4.7M6
Xoopit 12/2006Angel$1.5M12
Maya's Mom 10/2006Angel$1M7
imeem 10/2006Seed$750k5 1/2006Series A15
Cake Financial 1/2006Seed8



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  4. Healthcare Crowdfunding Platform Watsi Grabs $1.2M From Tencent, Paul Graham, Vinod Khosla, Ron Conway And More ( [edit]
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  6. Earbits Snags $605K From Y Combinator, Charles River Ventures And Others ( [edit]
  7. Mailgun Raises $1.1 Million For Its ‘Twilio For Email’ ( [edit]
  8. Crowd-Sourced Design Startup Chirply Raises $1.1 Million, Launches Redesign ( [edit]
  9. MindSnacks Raises $1.2 Million For Mobile Educational Games ( [edit]
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  11. YC-Funded AeroFS: It's Like Dropbox, But it Runs Inside Your Firewall ( [edit]
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