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BirthplaceTaipei
Birthdate2/6/68

Degrees

Stanford University, BS
Electrical Engineering
Stanford University, MS
Electrical Engineering
Stanford University, PhD
Electrical Engineering

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Jerry Yang

Jerry Yang, a Taiwanese native raised in San Jose, Calif., co-created the Yahoo Internet navigational guide in April 1994 with David Filo and co-founded Yahoo Inc. in April 1995. He was appointed chief executive officer of the company in June 2007, and stepped down in November 2008.

Mr. Yang, a leading force in the Internet media industry, has been instrumental in building Yahoo into the world’s most highly trafficked Web site and one of the world’s most recognized brands. Since the company’s founding, Mr. Yang has been a key member of the executive management team. His focus at Yahoo over the years has included corporate strategy, Yahoo’s technology vision, strategic business partnerships and international joint ventures, and recruiting key talent. In addition to serving on the Yahoo Board of Directors, Mr. Yang currently serves on the board of directors of Cisco Systems, Yahoo Japan, and Alibaba, and is also on the Stanford University Board of Trustees.

Mr. Yang holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University and is currently on a leave of absence from Stanford’s electrical engineering Ph.D. program.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Hampton Creek Foods 2/2014Series B$23M12
Apportable 2/2014Venture Round$5M5
Amitree 1/2014Venture Round$2.7M8
Zoom Video Communications 9/2013Series B$6.5M3
Zendrive 8/2013Seed$1.5M4
Binary Thumb 7/2013Seed11
NumberFour 6/2013Series A$38M7
Zoom Video Communications 1/2013Series A$6M2
Treasure Data 11/2012Angel$1.25M3
Whitetruffle 10/2012Seed$1.2M4
Openbucks 7/2012Series A$4.8M13
AppCard 2012Series A$6.5M4
Leftronic 11/2010Seed$500k3

Videos

Sources

    The 25 Most Influential People on the Web (images.businessweek.com) []
    techcrunch.com []
  1. Plant-Based Food Startup Hampton Creek Foods Raises $23M Round Led By Horizons Ventures (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Used By Wooga, Pocket Gems And More, Apportable Lands $5M To Help Developers Automatically Convert iOS Games To Android (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Amitree, The Company Behind Home Buying To-Do Service Closing Time, Raises $2.7 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Zoom Video Conferencing Adds $6.5M In Funding To Drive Expansion And Uptake In Education And Health (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. Zendrive Raises $1.5M From First Round, Jerry Yang, Max Levchin, Time Ferris And Others To Use Big Data To Fix Driving (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. Grid, An App That Helps You Organize Ideas And Projects, Announces A Seed Round From Jerry Yang, Phil Libin, Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  7. NumberFour De-Cloaks In Berlin With A $38M Series A, Europe’s Biggest To Date (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  8. Zoom Raises $6M Series A, Launches Version 1.0 Of Its Radically Different Virtual Conferencing Tool (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  11. Gift Card Payment Network Openbucks Raises $4.8 Million Series A, Led By Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  13. Leftronic Turns Any Startup Office into a Command Center (xconomy.com) [edit]

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