Monday, April 09, 2007



We help talented teams with innovative products to take the next step. We provide mentorship, expertise, contacts, and access to capital.

Youniversity Ventures is focused on former and current students at Stanford University and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "


Jawed Karim

Jawed cofounded YouTube in 2005 to enable individuals worldwide to broadcast themselves. YouTube is one of the fastest-growing websites in the history of the Internet and is ranked among the top five most popular websites in the world. Prior to YouTube, Jawed was one of the earliest engineers at PayPal, now the world's largest online payment service, where he implemented its first real-time anti-fraud systems.
Jawed has a BS in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is currently a graduate student in computer science at Stanford University. Jawed is also a limited partner at Sequoia Capital.

Kevin Hartz

Kevin cofounded Eventbrite, a popular event registration service. Kevin was previously cofounder and CEO of Xoom Corporation, an international money transfer company providing service in over 30 countries. Xoom's investors include Peter Thiel, Sequoia Capital, and Stanford University. Kevin began his career as a product manager at Silicon Graphics and later cofounded ConnectGroup, a start-up providing high-speed Internet access to the hotel industry. ConnectGroup was acquired by Lodgenet in 1998. Kevin then joined Outlook Ventures, a venture capital firm focusing on seed and early stage technology companies.
Kevin holds a BA and BS from Stanford University, as well as an MA from Oxford University. He has been an active early stage investor and advisor to start-ups including PayPal,, Friendster,, and Trulia. Kevin is also a limited partner at Sequoia Capital. You can see his full list of affiliations at

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