Keith Nilsson is co-founder and Managing Partner of Visionnaire Ventures. Prior to Visionnaire, he was a Partner with TPG Growth and Xplorer Capital, both growth equity funds where he focused on global Internet and digital media investment opportunities in emerging markets.
Nilsson previously held various executive roles at Yahoo!, including Senior Vice President of Global Initiatives and Senior Vice President of the Emerging Markets Group, where his territories spanned from Latin America to Southeast Asia, India, Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Africa. Prior to this role, Nilsson was Vice President of Corporate Development for Yahoo!, responsible for all of the company’s investments, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic partnership activities. During his tenure in Corporate Development, he directly led or oversaw more than 40 acquisitions, investments and joint ventures worth more than $25 billion in transaction value, including Alibaba, Overture, Flickr and many others.
Earlier in his career, Nilsson worked in technology at Intel Corporation, and investment banking and equity research with Bankers Trust and Alex Brown in New York and Hong Kong. He has lived and worked internationally for more than 15 years across Asia and Europe; and has travelled extensively, having visited over 70 countries. Nilsson is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Board Member of the non-profit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), and sits on various boards of start-up technology companies.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Davis, an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia’s School of International Affairs.
Co-Founder, Managing Partner
2011 - Current (almost 6 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (7)Update
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