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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 ( 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 Area.
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.