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University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), The Anderson School of Management, MBA 1994
University of Southern California (USC), MSE 1990
Electrical Engineering
University of Florida, BE 1988
Electrical Engineering

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Randy Glein

Randy Glein joined Draper Fisher Jurvetson in 2002 and is a Managing Director of DFJ Growth, where he focuses on leading investments in high-growth technology companies. His career spans more than 25 years in the technology and media industries as a venture capital investor, operating executive and entrepreneur.

He is responsible for investments in Box, Fonality, Gilt Groupe, Kajeet, SpaceX, Tremor Video, Tumblr, Twitter and Yodle. Previous investments include (Great Hill Partners), Performics (DoubleClick/Google), SmartSignal (GE), Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA), TicketsNow (Ticketmaster) and Yammer (Microsoft). Randy Glein was named on the Forbes Midas List 2013.

Prior to co-founding DFJ Growth, Randy was CFO of FeedBurner, a DFJ portfolio company acquired by Google. He previously held senior operating positions at DIRECTV and Screenz, where he contributed to the formation, development and growth of these businesses. Randy has served in senior investment roles with Tribune Ventures and Hughes New Ventures, where he participated in the founding investments for DIRECTV, Motient, and XM Radio.

He began his career as an engineer with GM Hughes Electronics and Martin Marietta, where he worked in the fields of wireless and satellite communications, signal processing, and optoelectronics.

Randy holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson, an MSEE from the University of Southern California, and a BSEE with High Honors from the University of Florida.

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Company Date Round Size Participants
TicketsNow 1/2007Series A$34M4
SmartSignal 3/2005Venture Round$250k2



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