Summit Speaker: Randy Komisar


Partner, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers

Randy Komisar joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2005 as a partner. For several years prior, Randy partnered with entrepreneurs creating businesses with leading-edge technologies. Since joining KPCB he has incubated and/or lead investments in consumer products, new web platforms, mobile services, online advertising and behavioral targeting, energy efficiency and intellectual property protection.

Randy is serial entrepreneur. He was a co-founder of Claris Corporation, served as CEO for LucasArts Entertainment and Crystal Dynamics, and acted as a "virtual CEO" for such companies as WebTV, Mirra, and MondoMedia. He was a founding director of TiVo where he is currently chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Earlier, Randy served as CFO of GO Corporation and Senior Counsel for Apple Computer, following a private practice in Technology Law.

Randy also works with social ventures to translate the strengths of for-profit entrepreneurship to for-benefit organizations. He has been an advisor to GlobalGiving from its inception and helped to launch Ignite Innovations. He serves on the International Advisor Boards for the UCSB Engineering School, the UCSB Institute for Energy Efficiency, and the National Entrepreneurship Network in India.

Randy holds a BA in Economics from Brown University and a JD from Harvard Law School. He is a Consulting Professor of Entrepreneurship at Stanford University and author of the best-selling book The Monk and the Riddle, as well as several articles on leadership and entrepreneurship. He is co-author of an upcoming Harvard Business School Press book on planning innovation. Randy frequently speaks here and abroad on such topics.

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