Randy Haykin

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Randy Haykin
BornBrooklyn, New York, US
ResidenceSan Francisco Bay Area
Alma materBrown University
Harvard University
OccupationOutlook Ventures Managing Director
Apple Inc. Sr. Sales Manager
Yahoo! Vice President marketing & sales
Viacom/Paramount online services
Years active1990s–present
Board member ofReply Inc., Digital Chocolate
Embee Corp, LesConcierges

Randy Haykin (born in Brooklyn, New York) is an entrepreneur, angel investor, venture capitalist and author who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.[1] Haykin is a co-founder and managing director of Outlook Ventures,[2] which invests in growth-stage industry-transforming technology companies. He co-wrote the book Fuel: Catholic Men, Loving the Faith; A Small Group Guide, which was released by Ave Maria Press in 2008.

Haykin is a faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business[3] and visiting faculty of the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.[4]


He graduated in 1985 from Brown University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in organizational behavior and management, and in 1988 from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, where he obtained his Masters in Business Administration.[5]


Haykin was the founding vice president of marketing and sales at Yahoo!,[6] where he was responsible for building the company's marketing team, establishing agency relationships and generating initial business model and advertising sales for Yahoo. Haykin was also vice president of marketing at NetChannel, which was acquired by America Online in 1998. He also served as part of the core team that launched America Online's Greenhouse, a venture incubator.

In his five years at Apple Computer,[7] Haykin was responsible for creating and launching the Apple Multimedia Program for developers as well as a line of retail multimedia and CD-ROM products.[8] He was also responsible for the division's strategic relations, including the creation of the "New Media Center" program for higher education, with 10 other manufacturers and publishers. As the director of operations and business development at Viacom/Paramount's West Coast operations (the "Media Kitchen"), Haykin was in charge of online services and interactive team-building, corporate strategy and marketing.

He is founder of The Gratitude Network and The Intersection Event,[9] a day-long event on innovation and its effect on the social issues.[10] In 1995, he formed Interactive Minds, which was renamed Outlook Ventures, a software venture capital company.[11] In 1996, he cofounded Electric Minds, a social space on the Web for current topics.[12]

The Harvard Business Review covered Haykin's career in a December 8, 1997 magazine article titled "Randy Haykin: The Making of an Entrepreneur."[13]

Haykin is an advisor and board member at Reply Inc.,[14] Digital Chocolate, Embee Corp, LesConcierges,[15] and CrowdOptic, Inc..[16]


  1. ^ "Randy Haykin", Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  2. ^ "SaaS Players Jostle For Position" - InternetNews
  3. ^ "UC Berkeley Management of Technology Faculty" Archived 2012-04-25 at the Wayback Machine., Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Haykin Innovation - Randy Haykin Bio". Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation", Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  6. ^ "A Brief History of NetGravity" Archived 2011-12-14 at the Wayback Machine., Retrieved on 18 October 2011
  7. ^ "Demystifying Multimedia: A Guide from Multimedia Developers from Apple Computers", Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  8. ^ Apple, used to being the underdog, must deal with fallout from its growing power - seattlepi.com
  9. ^ Upstart Business Journal, "Looking for a Message at 'The Intersection' "
  10. ^ Danielle Gano: The Intersection of Business Innovation and Social Change: An Interview with Randy Haykin
  11. ^ Campbell-based Startup FastPencil highlights social side of self-publishing - Silicon Valley Business Journal
  12. ^ Shortcuts - Screens - The Austin Chronicle
  13. ^ "Randy Haykin: The Making of an Entrepreneur" - Harvard Business Review
  14. ^ "Reply! Inc. Receives $6 Million in Series B Funding", Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  15. ^ "LesConcierges Case Study," Harvard Business Review, Retrieved on 18 October 2011
  16. ^ "Randy Haykin Executive Profile", Retrieved on 18 October 2011.

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