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Founder & Partner @
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15 Investments in 12 Companies
Born:
October 28, 1979
Gender:
Male
Location:
Palo Alto
Website:
http://www.jawed.com
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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 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.

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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Nov, 2015$2.9M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2015$600k / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2015$1.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2014undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2013$1.8M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2012$1.2M / AngelPersonal Investment
Jan, 2011$8M / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 2010$1.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2010$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2010undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Nov, 2009$4M / Series APersonal Investment
Dec, 2008$1.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Nov, 2008$950k / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2007$4M / Series APersonal Investment
Jan, 2007$250k / AngelPersonal Investment

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