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Founding Partner @
55 Investments in 39 Companies
February 6, 1968

Person Details


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 November 2008. 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, Jerry 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, Jerry 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.

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.

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Founding Partner


Jun, 2007 - Current   (over 9 years)


Apr, 1995 - Current   (over 21 years)
DateInvested InRoundDetails
May, 2016$14M / VenturePersonal Investment
Feb, 2016$10M / Series CPersonal Investment
Jan, 2016$8M / Series APersonal Investment
Jan, 2016$13M / Series A
Dec, 2015$3.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2015$10M / Series B
Sep, 2015$10M / Series A
Jun, 2015$25M / Series B
Apr, 2015$15M / Series A
Apr, 2015$100M / Series C
Apr, 2015$95M / Series D
Feb, 2015$30M / Series C
Jan, 2015$2.1M / Seed
Jan, 2015$21M / Series B
Nov, 2014$20M / Series A
Nov, 2014$12M / Series B
Oct, 2014$5M / Series A
Oct, 2014$8M / Series A
Sep, 2014$40M / Series C
Sep, 2014$3M / Seed
Sep, 2014undisclosed amount / Venture
Jul, 2014$20M / Series A
Jun, 2014$50M / Series C
May, 2014$30M / Series A
May, 2014$15M / Series B
Apr, 2014$5M / Series A
Mar, 2014$40M / Series B
Mar, 2014$280M / Series DPersonal Investment
Feb, 2014$23M / Series B
Feb, 2014$5M / Seed
Feb, 2014$50M / Series BPersonal Investment
Jan, 2014$15M / Series B
Jan, 2014$2.7M / Venture
Dec, 2013$8M / Series A
Nov, 2013$19M / Series B
Sep, 2013$6.5M / Series B
Sep, 2013$1.5M / Seed (Lead)
Aug, 2013$1.5M / Seed
Jul, 2013undisclosed amount / Seed
Jul, 2013$5.3M / Series A

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