Randy Haykin pirouettes between roles as serial entrepreneur, angel investor, venture capitalist, philanthropist, artist and educator.
In 1997, Randy co-founded Outlook Ventures (www.outlookventures.com), a $200m early-stage tech fund, investing in over 30 early-stage companies.. In 2006, Haykin Capital (http://www.haykin.net) was formed to provide “mentor capital” to early stage entrepreneurs, funding over 30 angel deals to date. In 2011, Randy co-founded a philanthropic venture group called The Gratitude Network (http://gratitudefund.org) and launched the The Intersection Event (http://www.intersectionevent.com) which brings together global thought leaders in innovation and social impact.
Prior to his investment career, Randy served as founding VP of Marketing & Sales at Yahoo and played early senior roles at Overture, NetChannel, Electric Minds, and AOL’s Greenhouse program, a successful venture incubator. He has also held management roles at Apple Computer and Paramount/Viacom. Since 2006, Randy has taught courses on innovation, entrepreneurship and finance at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, and Cambridge U. Judge School of Business.
Randy Haykin holds a BA in Organizational Studies from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard. He lives in Pleasanton, CA where he and his wife raised their three daughters. His favorite hobby is singing (bass) in Voices In Harmony (http://vihchorus.org) which has performed across the US and in Russia.