Overview

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Primary Role
Founder @
Investments
29 Investments in 27 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
Website:
http://www.imaginek12.com
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Person Details

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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.

Jobs (9)

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Current

Director

Founder

Mar, 2011 - Current   (over 5 years)

Partner

2011 - Current   (over 5 years)
Past
Started
Ended
Title
Company
2007
2009
CEO
2003
2006
Chief Product Officer
1997
2003
SVP / GM, Communications
1995
1997
VP, Engineering
1982
1992
Various

Board & Advisor Roles (5)

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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Aug, 2016undisclosed amount / Seed
Aug, 2016$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2016$2.93M / Seed
Nov, 2015$15.5M / Series BPersonal Investment
Oct, 2015undisclosed amount / Series A
Oct, 2015$7M / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 2015$3M / VenturePersonal Investment
Mar, 2015$500k / Angel
Oct, 2014$3.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2014$600k / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2013$4M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2013$3.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2013$3.7M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2013$1.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2013$1.8M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2011$745k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2011$605k / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2011$1.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2011$1.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2011$1.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2010$1.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2010undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2007$1M / AngelPersonal Investment
Apr, 2007$4.7M / Series APersonal Investment
Dec, 2006$1.5M / AngelPersonal Investment
Oct, 2006$1M / AngelPersonal Investment
Oct, 2006$750k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2006undisclosed amount / Series APersonal Investment
Jan, 2006undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment

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News (141)

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DateNews
Aug 10, 2016blog.venturepulse.org - Intel Just Bought an AI Startup Nervana
May 31, 2016Y Combinator Posthaven - Y Combinator
Apr 22, 2016YourStory News - The first India-focused startup in Y Combinator, this dropout’s venture files 3 per cent of India’s tax today
Mar 31, 2016Sam Altman - Sam Altman
Mar 31, 2016Sam Altman - Sam Altman
Mar 31, 2016Sam Altman - Sam Altman
Mar 31, 2016Sam Altman - Sam Altman
Mar 31, 2016Sam Altman - Sam Altman

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