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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS 2004
Computer Science

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Jawed Karim

Jawed Karim is a Co - Founder of the popular video sharing website YouTube.

He founded the concept and website with Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, whom he had met while working at PayPal.

Karim had been attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, but left campus after Co- Founder of PayPal and Illinois alum Max Levchin approached him to become one of PayPal’s early employees. While at PayPal, he implemented the company’s first real-time anti-fraud system.

Karim returned to school and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science in 2004, and subsequently co-founded YouTube in 2005. Karim then enrolled as a graduate student in computer science at Stanford University , but remained an advisor to YouTube. When YouTube was acquired by Google in October 2006 for $1.6 billion, Karim’s stock was valued at $64.6 million, whereas the other two Co - Founders earned around $326 million.

Karim has also launched a venture fund called Youniversity Ventures financial-organization/youniversity-ventures) with early PayPal investors Kevin Hartz and Keith Rabols.

The firm’s focus is on former and current students at Stanford University and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Karim is currently pursuing a Graduate Degree at Stanford, where the firm holds regular office hours.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
DataFox 2/2014Seed5
DataFox 10/2013Seed$1.45M11
ZenPayroll 12/2012Seed$6.1M22
Postmates 4/2012Angel$1.2M6
Qwiki 1/2011Series A$8M9
inDinero 9/2010Seed$1.2M11
Qwiki 7/2010Seed$1.5M9
Miso 5/2010Angel7
Milo 11/2009Series A$4M17
Eventbrite 12/2008Series A$1.5M13
Milo 11/2008Seed$950k8
TokBox 12/2007Series A$4M6
DotBlu 1/2007Angel$250k3



  1. DataFox Intelligence Raises Seed Funding ( [edit]
  2. DataFox Launches With Seed Backing Led by Google Ventures ( [edit]
  3. ZenPayroll Launches Cloud-Based Payroll Service With $6.1M In Seed Funding From CEOs At Yammer, Box, Yelp And Dropbox ( [edit]
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  6. InDinero Closes $1.2 Million Seed Round: An Investor Roster ( [edit]
  7. Qwiki raises $1.5 million in seed funding ( [edit]
  8. Miso raises undisclosed about from Angels including several x-Googlers ( [edit]
  9. Milo, a Site to Help People Shop Offline, Attracts Investors ( [edit]
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  11. Online Comparison Startup Milo Shops for Cash ( [edit]
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