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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), BS 1974

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Randy Adams

Randy Adams is a serial entrepreneur who has founded 6 venture-backed startups in the last 25 years in Silicon Valley. Adams received his undergrad degrees from MIT in Electrical Engineering. Some of his accomplishments are:

• Co-founded the popular comedy video site, Will Ferrell’s

• Director of Engineering for Adobe, led design team for Acrobat and PDF formats

• Secured the initial venture funding for Yahoo, Inc. from Sequoia Capital

• Served on the Yahoo Board of Directors during its first year of operation

• Originated the eBay drop off store concept, founded AuctionDrop, Inc.

• Founded the first Internet Shopping site, the Internet Shopping Network

• Designed and developed the first PC desktop publishing app, PFS First Publisher

Adams lives in Menlo Park with his wife, Nicole and their 7 children.

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Company Date Round Size Participants
SearchMe 5/2008Series E$12.6M8



  1. More betting on visual search: SearchMe raises another $12.6M ( [edit]
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