Since moving to California in 2000, Keith has developed a unique track record as an entrepreneur, executive and investor by helping to forge several of the most important new social and commerce platforms. Keith began his career as a senior executive at PayPal (EBAY), subsequently serving in influential roles at LinkedIn (LNKD) and as Chief Operating Officer of Square. As a Board member, he guided Yelp (YELP) and Xoom (XOOM) from their first year of inception through successful IPOs. Simultaneously, Keith managed to invest in other like-minded entrepreneurs, with early investments in YouTube (GOOG), Yammer (MSFT), Palantir, AirBnB, Eventbrite and Quora.
Before escaping to California, Keith was a litigator at the preeminent Wall Street law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, after clerking for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He earned a Phi Beta Kappa bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford and a J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School.
Now, Keith publishes his dissenting opinions in social media, where he actively engages with Twitter followers. He was one of the first to adopt Quora, and has published nearly 500 answers. While at Square, Keith was known for reading every single tweet about the company every day (of which there were often hundreds).
Keith joined Khosla Ventures in March 2013, attracted to the team because they shared his commitment to entrepreneurs who dream the “impossible” and then make it happen. Keith resides in San Francisco, where he owns at least one iOS device for each finger, but also keeps a library of (physical) books, that he actually reads and lends to other entrepreneurs. He is an avid sports fan, particularly following the New York Yankees and Stanford football, as well as playing soccer and basketball. Yet for all his activity, nothing distracts Keith from what’s most important: eight hours of sleep each night. And he’s got a device for that too.
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