Feb 7, 2020
In this episode, we interview Randy Haykin. Randy is a serial
entrepreneur, angel investor, philanthropist and educator, and
“wine angel” who lives and works in the Bay Area. In 2011, Randy
founded the philanthropic venture entity The Gratitude Network
(http://gratitude-network.org) to mentor social entrepreneurs
globally. Randy currently coaches CEOs and is a Vistage Chair,
overseeing a peer group of 16 growth-stage CEOs in the Bay
In 1997, Randy co-founded Outlook Ventures, a $200m early-stage tech fund. Prior to Gratitude and Outlook, Randy 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 management roles at Apple Computer, Paramount/Viacom.
Randy has taught courses on innovation, entrepreneurship, and finance at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business as well as Cambridge University Judge Business School.
Randy holds a BA in Organizational Behavior and Management from Brown University, magna cum laude, and an MBA from Harvard.