VC  Y Ventures

     Office Locations:

555 Bryant St., #506
Palo Alto, CA 94301



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Software & Internet



    Formerly known as Youniversity Ventures, Y Ventures focuses on the internet consumer space and works primarily with students and first-time entrepreneurs. The three founders of the fund are Jawed Karim, Kevin Hartz, and Keith Rabois. Jawed was a co-founder at YouTube and was one of the earliest engineers at PayPal. Kevin co-founded Eventbrite, a popular event registration service. Kevin was also co-founder and CEO of Xoom Corporation, an international money transfer company providing service in over 30 countries. Keith leads business development and strategy for Slide. Prior to Slide, Keith ran business development and advertising sales for LinkedIn. According to published reports, the firm's focus is on former and current students at Stanford University and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Jawed Karim Founder & Partner
    Keith Rabois Partner
    Kevin Hartz Partner


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