VC Breakfast with Guest VC: Randy Haykin, Outlook Ventures - Sold Out!
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Outlook Ventures: Investment Focus
Early and growth stage companies providing information technology and services to enterprises and consumers
Randy Haykin, Managing Director
Randy Haykin is a well-known angel and venture investor residing in the Silicon Valley. He has been a Managing Director at Outlook for the past ten years, after co-founding the firm in 1996. He led the firm's early involvement at Overture, and has represented Outlook on the Boards of Digital Chocolate, Reply.com, Reconnex, Loyalty Lab, Bridgestream (acquired by Oracle), NetBrowser Communications, nSite Software, Impulse Network (acquired by Inktomi N: IKTM), eTeamz (merged with Active Networks), Voquette (merged with Semagix), Qbiquity (acquired by Collabrys) and, Logilent (merged with Toolwire, Inc).
Prior to Outlook, Haykin held various senior sales and marketing positions in the high technology arena over the past 19 years with high-profile companies such as Yahoo!, Viacom, Paramount, BBN, IBM, and Apple Computer.
Haykin served as the founding Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Yahoo!, where he was responsible for building the company's marketing team, establishing agency relationships and generating initial business model and advertising sales for Yahoo. Haykin served as interim VP Marketing at NetChannel, which was successfully acquired by America Online in 1998. He has also served as part of the core team that launched America Online's Greenhouse, a successful venture incubator.
In his five years at Apple Computer, Haykin was responsible for creating and launching the Apple Multimedia Program for developers as well as a line of retail multimedia and CD-ROM products. He was also responsible for the division's strategic relations, including the creation of the "New Media Center" program for higher education, with ten other manufacturers and publishers. As the Director of Operations and Business Development at Viacom/Paramount's West Coast operations (the "Media Kitchen"), Haykin was in charge of online services and interactive team-building, corporate strategy and marketing.
Haykin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Studies from Brown University, magna cum laude, and an MBA from Harvard's Graduate School of Business. He is the author of "Demystifying Multimedia" (Random House, 1993). Randy enjoys "soccer-parenting", playing the guitar and family outings with his wife, Patty and three daughters, Elise, Julianna and Kayla. He is on the Governing Board of Opportunity International, a non-profit that provides micro-loans for 3rd World countries and the Board of the American Cancer Society.