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Queens University, MBA
Carleton University, BENG

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Paul Kedrosky

Dr. Kedrosky is an investor, writer, and entrepreneur. He is a sought-after speaker; an analyst for CNBC television; a columnist for TheStreet/RealMoney; and the editor of Infectious Greed, one of the best known business blogs. He is frequently quoted in major publications around the world.

Dr. Kedrosky is currently a Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation, where he is focused on entrepreneurship, innovation, and the future of risk capital. He is also Senior Research Advisor to Ten Asset Management, a southern California institutional money management firm using innovative quantitative techniques in capital markets. He is also a fellow and on the advisory board of the Berkeley Center for Innovative Financial Technology. He is an advisor to various other companies, institutional investors, and venture capital firms.

Dr. Kedrosky has also a professional seed investor, having run an innovative seed capital program based out of the highly-ranked University of California, San Diego. He has also been a venture partner at Ventures West, a large institutional venture capital firm.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Kedrosky founded the technology equity research practice at HSBC James Capel. As a highly-ranked technology equity analyst, transactions with which he was involved created in excess of a billion dollars in public market value. Dr. Kedrosky was one of the first analysts to cover Internet companies, as well as making early and timely calls in networking and communications.

Dr. Kedrosky has written influential columns and articles for the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Harvard Business Review, and others. He has also appeared on many media outlets, including CNN, PBS Newshour, ABC Nightline, and the New York Times, and he can be seen frequently on CNBC.

Dr. Kedrosky financed and launched GrokSoup, widely recognized as one of the first hosted blogging services. Under his management, the company grew to be among the largest such services in the market.

He has a Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario, an M.B.A. from Queen’s University, and a B. Engineering from Carleton University.

Dr. Kedrosky currently lives in La Jolla, California.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Wealthfront 4/2014Series C$35M12
OnTheGo Platforms 1/2014Seed$713k15
Wantering 9/2012Seed$540k5
Keen IO 6/2012Angel$750k19
Chill.com 9/2011Angel$1.5M5
CoverItLive 1/2009Seed$1M2

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  1. Automated Investment Service Wealthfront Raises $35M From Index, Ribbit Capital (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. OnTheGo Raises $700k Seed Round From Foundry Group’s AngelList Syndicate And Others To Improve Smart Glasses (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  4. Keen Blog (blog.keen.io) [edit]
  5. Chill Raises $1.5M From Kleiner Perkins And Others To Make Online Video Social (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. CoverItLive Picks Up $1 Million Round For Liveblogging Tech (paidcontent.org) [edit]
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