Keith Rabois

Keith Rabois

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3/17/1969 - present

Keith Rabois is a General Partner at Founders Fund. He has an unrivaled track record as an executive, entrepreneur, and investor. He specializes in transforming early-stage startups into booming businesses. Over the last decade, Rabois has forged several of the most important new social and commerce platforms. He is widely known for his early-stage startup investments and his executive roles at PayPal, LinkedIn, Slide and Square. He also has deep expertise in the financial services industry and government affairs.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Earlier in his career, Rabois worked as a litigator at Sullivan and Cromwell.
  • He clerked for the United States Court of Appeals for the fifth circuit.
  • He began his career as a senior executive at PayPal.
  • He spent thirteen years leading organizations such as PayPal, LinkedIn, and Square.
  • He is considered a member of the PayPal Mafia, a group that includes PayPal co-founders Peter Thiel, Max Levchin, and Elon Musk.
  • As a board member, he guided Yelp and Xoom from inception to successful initial public offerings. 
  • He was an early investor in several high-profile Internet companies including YouTube.
  • He is also an angel investor in Airbnb, Lyft, Palantir, Eventbrite, Quora, Yammer, Skybox, Counsyl, Weebly, Wish, and Eventbrite.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.