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Keith Rabois

Keith Rabois

An American businessman, entrepreneur, and angel investor. He is a general partner at Founders Fund, and has held executive roles at PayPal, LinkedIn, Slide, and Square. His most notable angel investments include: YouTube, Airbnb, Palantir, Eventbrite, Lyft, Quora, Yammer, Skybox, Counsyl, Weebly, and Wish.

Keith Rabois is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and angel investor that was born on March, 17 1969 in Edison, New Jersey. He is currently a general partner at Founders Fund, and has held executive roles at PayPal, LinkedIn, Slide, and Square. His most notable angel investments include: YouTube, Airbnb, Palantir, Eventbrite, Lyft, Quora, Yammer, Skybox, Counsyl, Weebly, and Wish. He is also an avid writer that contributes content to Quora regularly, and his writing has been published by HuffPost, Forbes, and Quora Sessions.

Education
Stanford University

After graduating from J.P. Stevens High School in Edison, New Jersey, Keith Rabois attended Stanford University from 1987 to 1991 where he received a bachelors of arts degree in political science. He graduated from Stanford and Phi Beta Kappa with Distinction and Honors in 1991.

Harvard Law School

After completing his B.A degree in political science at Stanford University, Keith Rabois began working towards becoming a lawyer by completing a Juris Doctor degree at Harvard Law School. He attended Harvard Law School from 1991 to 1994, and successfully graduated from the program. During his time at Harvard Law School, Rabois was an Ames Moot Court Competition Research Assistant and a Haymann Assistant Prosecutor. He also won the Boykin Award.

Investment and founding career
Investments, board membership, and advisory roles

Keith Rabois has made a total of 55 personal investments, 50 partner investments, and 28 exits. He also actively serves on the board and advises 21 companies, and has left his board and advisory roles at 7 companies.

Founders Fund

In March 2019, Keith Rabois became a general partner at Founders Fund. He is currently still working with Founders Fund.

Khosla Ventures

From March 2013 to February 2019 (6 years), Keith Rabois served as a managing director for Khosla Ventures.

Keith Rabois joined the Scribd board as an observer on January 2, 2015 after leading a $22 million investment round in Scribd with Khosla Ventures.

OpenDoor

Keith Rabois founded OpenDoor in April 2014. The company is focused on creating a marketplace for buying and selling real estate. Rabois has been working on the idea for OpenDoor since 2003 under the codename "HomeRun" after a conversation he had with Peter Thiel. It took over a decade for Rabois to officially launch OpenDoor from its original conception because he claims:

Over the last decade, I considered doing this a few times [but] always got distracted by amazing entrepreneurs talking me into their vision.
Quora

Keith Rabois is an active contributing member to Quora (he invested in Quora with Khosla Ventures). As of July 2019, he has 41,000 followers on Quora, and has answered 539 questions on Quora that have been seen by approximately 5.9 million people., In 2013 he was awarded the designation of 'Top Writer' for his contributions to the Quora platform.

Startup leadership and management career
Square

From August 2010 to February 2013 (2 years and 7 months), Keith Rabois served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Square. During his time at Square the company was selected as the 5th, 1st, and 3rd most innovative company in the world by Fast Company.

Rabois left square in 2013 after a Square employee threatened Rabois and Square with a sexual harassment lawsuit. The threat came from an employee who was claimed to be in a relationship with Rabois prior to starting their job at Square. Rabois denies the claims, and after Square completed their investigation into the situation they publicly announced they have "not found evidence to support any claims".

Slide

From May 2007 to February 2010 (3 years and 4 months), Keith Rabois served as the executive vice president of Slide where he focused on strategy & business development.

LinkedIn

From January 2005 to May 2007 (2 years and 5 months), Keith Rabois served as the vice president of LinkedIn where he focused on business & corporate development.

Epoch Innovations

From December 2003 to December 2004 (1 year and 1 month), Keith Rabois served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Epoch Innovations.

Clarium Capital Management

From January 2003 to December 2003 (1 year), Keith Rabois was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Clarium Capital Management.

PayPal

From November 2000 to November 2002 (2 years and 1 month), Keith Rabois served as the executive vice president of PayPal where he focused on business development, public affairs & policy.

Law and political activism career
Voter.com

From February 2000 to November 2000 (10 months), Keith Rabois served as the director and vice president of Voter.com where he focused on business development.

Quayle 2000

From April 1999 to October 1999 (7 months), Keith Rabois served as a policy director at Quayle 2000.

Sullivan & Cromwell

From October 1995 to March 1999 (3 years and 6 months), Keith Rabois worked as an associate for Sullivan & Cromwell.

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

From August 1994 to August 1995 (1 year and 1 month), Keith Rabois served as a law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit under Edith H. Jones.

Family and early life

Keith Rabois was born and raise in Edison, New Jersey. His mother was an english and history teach who later on in her career moved into sales, and his dad is a chartered professional accountant (CPA). Rabois parents met during their time completing their degrees at the University of Michigan. Rabois claims as a result of his parents meeting at the University of Michigan he developed a love for football because he watched a lot of Michigan football growing up with his family.

Timeline

2019
General partner of Founders Fund

In March 2019, Keith Rabois became a general partner at Founders Fund.

April 23, 2014
Founded OpenDoor

Keith Rabois founded OpenDoor in April 2014. The company is focused on creating a marketplace for buying and selling real estate. Rabois has been working on the idea for OpenDoor since 2003 under the codename "HomeRun" after a conversation he had with Peter Thiel.

March 2013
Managing director of Khosla Ventures

From March 2013 to February 2019 (6 years), Keith Rabois served as a managing director for Khosla Ventures.

August 2010
COO of Square

From August 2010 to February 2013 (2 years and 7 months), Keith Rabois served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Square. During his time at Square the company was selected as the 5th, 1st, and 3rd most innovative company in the world by Fast Company.

May 2007
Executive vice president of Slide

From May 2007 to February 2010 (3 years and 4 months), Keith Rabois served as the executive vice president of Slide where he focused on strategy & business development.

January 2005
Vice president of LinkedIn

From January 2005 to May 2007 (2 years and 5 months), Keith Rabois served as the vice president of LinkedIn where he focused on business & corporate development.

December 2003
CEO of Epoch Innovations

From December 2003 to December 2004 (1 year and 1 month), Keith Rabois served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Epoch Innovations.

January 2003
Entrepreneur in Residence at Clarium Capital Management

From January 2003 to December 2003 (1 year), Keith Rabois was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Clarium Capital Management.

November 2000
Executive vice president of PayPal

From November 2000 to November 2002 (2 years and 1 month), Keith Rabois served as the executive vice president of PayPal where he focused on business development, public affairs & policy.

February 2000
Director and vice president of Voter.com

From February 2000 to November 2000 (10 months), Keith Rabois served as the director and vice president of Voter.com where he focused on business development.

Invested in

Patents

Further Resources

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Author
Link
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Date

[PREMONEY 2014] The Final Frontier: Keith Rabois & Dave McClure On The Future Of VC

July 1, 2014

5 People Ops Lessons from One of Silicon Valley's most Experienced Executives

Lattice

Web

An Iconic evening with keith rabois & Prof. Yoav Shoham

June 12, 2015

Details Matter - Keith Rabois

January 6, 2018

Disrupt Backstage: Keith Rabois

June 22, 2011

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