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Harvard Business School, MBA 1999
Stanford University, BS 1993
Industrial Engineering

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Gideon Yu

Gideon is currently a General Partner at Khosla Ventures. Previously, Gideon was the Chief Financial Officer of Facebook, where he led the $375 million investment round from Microsoft and Hong-Kong billionaire Li Ka Shing at a record $15 billion valuation. Before that, Gideon was a Partner at Sequoia Capital, and was also the Chief Financial Officer at YouTube where he negotiated its $1.65 billion sale to Google amidst a highly competitive auction for the company.

Prior to YouTube, Gideon was the Treasurer and Senior Vice President of Finance for Yahoo, executing over 30 acquisitions / investments, including Alibaba / Taobao, Overture, Inktomi, Flickr, and and over $5 billion of capital markets transactions, including $750 million in zero coupon / zero yield convertible notes - Yahoo’s first financing since its IPO. Prior to Yahoo, Gideon was the Chief Financial Officer of NightFire Software (acquired by NeuStar, NYSE: NSR) and held positions at Disney, Hilton, and DLJ / CSFB.

Gideon graduated from Stanford University majoring in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management and received his MBA from Harvard Business School. Gideon is also very active philanthropically and serves on the Board of Directors of the UCSF Medical Foundation.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Amitree 1/2014Venture Round$2.7M8
Hitpost 1/2010Debt8
Luminate 3/2009Series A$5.75M8
Cloudera 3/2009Series A$5M9
Vobile 11/2007Series A$10M8


Sources [edit]
  1. Amitree, The Company Behind Home Buying To-Do Service Closing Time, Raises $2.7 Million ( [edit]
  2. Hitpost Inc. is Building the Next Generation Sports Network ( [edit]
  3. Pixazza Raises $5.75 Million In First Round ( [edit]
  4. Cloudera Raises $5 Million ( [edit]
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