People The Intersection 2013


Randy Haykin

Founding Partner, Gratitude Network

Randy Haykin is a well-known entrepreneur, angel and venture investor, who resides in the Bay Area. He is currently Chairman of Haykin Capital, a hands-on “mentor capital” and is Managing Director of Outlook Ventures, an early-stage venture firm with $200+ million under management, which he co-founded in 1997. Randy has been a serial entrepreneur and served as founding VP of Marketing & Sales at Yahoo and played early roles at Overture, NetChannel, Electric Minds, and AOL’s Greenhouse program, a successful venture incubator. He has also held corporate roles at Apple Computer, Paramount/Viacom and IBM in his formative years.

Randy is in the process of launching The Gratitude Network, a venture approach to funding projects in the US and third-world countries that will make a global impact on social issues or our time.

Randy has been part of the Faculty at UC Berkeley’s Haas School for the past five years, as well as University of Cambridge’s Judge School. His areas of focus are Entrepreneurship, Finance and Innovation. He holds a BA in Organizational Studies from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard. Randy can be followed on Twitter at randyhaykin and regularly blogs on innovation & entrepreneurship is at

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