Raj Kapoor » Founder & Managing Partner, cofounder.co & Venture Partner, Mayfield Fund

Session: SPOTLIGHT KEYNOTE: THE MASTERS OF “MOBILE FIRST”

Raj Kapoor is an entrepreneur, internet veteran, and venture capitalist in Silicon Valley. He was a Managing Director for seven years at Mayfield Fund and continues as a Venture Partner investing in consumer internet/mobile, e-commerce, online advertising technology, and SMB/enterprise SaaS businesses. He has founded cofounder.co – an innovative new entity where he will be a minority co-founder deeply helping a few companies from the founding stage to global scale and rapid growth. His goal is to bring his wealth of experience as a successful co-founder/CEO/venture capitalist to start-ups in a deep and ongoing manner helping founders with every key decision. He is actively looking for passionate entrepreneurs in his sectors of expertise under this model who are in the San Francisco bay area or want to be based there.

Prior to joining Mayfield Fund, Raj was co-founder and CEO of Snapfish , a leading global online photo service. Raj orchestrated the sale of Snapfish to Hewlett-Packard in March 2005 for $300M and its now one of the largest online photo services in the world with over 80M members. Prior to Snapfish, Raj was an executive at Excite@Home, where he led the company’s e-commerce and broadband applications business, driving new music, entertainment and e-commerce initiatives. Raj also held positions in strategic planning, business development and product management in consumer interactive services at Bell Atlantic Corporation, which is now Verizon. Raj received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS with honors in mechanical/robotics engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

He serves on the Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Advisory Council, Harvard Business School’s California Research Center Advisory Board and DoSomething.org’s board of directors, the largest nonprofit focused on youth engaging in social entrepreneurship. He enjoys singing in a rock band, surfing, fitness, skiing, infrequent triathlons and family.