Reinvent Technology Partners Z
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- Consumer, Gaming, Ecommerce, Technology, Unicorns
Reid Hoffman will serve as our Co-Lead Director following the completion of this offering. He also is a co-founding member of Reinvent Capital. Mr. Hoffman is a highly accomplished entrepreneur and investor. He co-founded LinkedIn, served as its founding Chief Executive Officer, and served as its Executive Chairman until the company’s acquisition by Microsoft for $26.2 billion. Early in his career, he was Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President and served on the founding Board of Directors of PayPal. Mr. Hoffman is a Partner at Greylock (joining Greylock in 2009), a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm, where he focuses on investing in technology products that can reach hundreds of millions of people. Mr. Hoffman currently serves as Co-Lead Director of RTP. He also serves on Microsoft’s Board and as a director or observer for a number of private companies including Airbnb, Apollo Fusion, Aurora, Blockstream, Coda, Convoy, Entrepreneur First, Nauto, Neeva, and Xapo. Additionally, Mr. Hoffman also serves on ten not-for-profit boards, including OpenAI, Kiva, Endeavor, CZI Biohub, Berggruen Institute, Research Bridge Partners, Lever for Change, New America, Do Something, and Opportunity @ Work. Mr. Hoffman also serves on the Visiting Committee of the MIT Media Lab. Over the years, Mr. Hoffman has made early investments in over 100 technology companies, including companies such as Facebook, Ironport, and Zynga. He is the co-author of Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies and two New York Times best-selling books: The Start-up of You and The Alliance. He also hosts the podcast Masters of Scale. Mr. Hoffman earned a master’s degree in philosophy from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a bachelor’s degree with distinction in symbolic systems from Stanford University. Mr. Hoffman has an honorary doctorate from Babson College and an honorary fellowship from Wolfson College, Oxford University. Mr. Hoffman has received a number of awards, including the Salute to Greatness from the Martin Luther King Center.
Mr. Hoffman has built an intellectual practice around entrepreneurship at scale. Through this, and his decade-long track record as a partner at Greylock, Mr. Hoffman has built a depth of experience and network connectivity across many diverse areas of the technology industry, including marketplaces, social networks, ecommerce, payments, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicle technology, and transportation and logistics. Mr. Hoffman’s network and expertise also expand geographically into networks of technology entrepreneurship across Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
Mr. Hoffman was selected to serve on our board of directors because of his depth of expertise and network connectivity across diverse areas of the technology industry including: marketplaces, social networks, ecommerce, payments, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicle technology, and transportation & logistics.
Mark Pincus has been our director since October 2020 and will serve as our Co-Lead Director following the completion of this offering. He is also a co-founding member of Reinvent Capital. Mr. Pincus is an accomplished entrepreneur and investor. He founded several internet companies including Zynga, which pioneered social games to help establish gaming as a mass-market activity. Mr. Pincus currently serves as Co-Lead Director of RTP. He is the Chairman of Zynga’s Board (since May 2018) and previously served as Zynga’s Executive Chairman (from March 2016 to May 2018) and twice as its Chief Executive Officer (April 2007 to July 2013 and April 2015 to March 2016), including when he returned in 2015 to lead its turnaround and reinvention as a mobile-first games company. Before Zynga, Mr. Pincus founded tribe.net, one of the earliest online social networks whose technology was acquired by Cisco Systems. He also founded Support.com, a provider of help desk service and support automation software, one of the first enterprise software companies to go to market with a subscription-based model. Support.com went public in 2001. Mr. Pincus also founded FreeLoader, Inc., a web-based, push technology news company, which was acquired by Individual, Inc.
Mr. Pincus has made numerous investments in many internet, media, and software companies, including Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, Snap, Epic Games, Xiaomi, JD.com, and Niantic. He is also an active angel investor in technology startups. Mr. Pincus has prioritized social impact in his personal and professional life. Zynga was one of the first companies to use in-game virtual goods to allow players to contribute directly to disaster relief and other nonprofit efforts. Mr. Pincus was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Board of the Presidio Trust, a federal agency that operates the Presidio as part of the Golden Gate Recreation Area. He also regularly lectures to aspiring entrepreneurs at colleges and universities, including Stanford Graduate School of Business, Harvard Business School, and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Pincus graduated summa cum laude from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Pincus has built an intellectual practice around product management. He was an early pioneer in reimagining product management for consumer internet products, notably the use of rapid testing and experimentation to inform design decisions in all stages of product development. He also developed a product roadmapping process that tracks engineering resources to expected outcomes. Mr. Pincus was among the first to bring these lessons to games, spawning an always-on, product-as-a-service operating model that empowers product teams to react in real time to user behavior by deploying product updates. Mr. Pincus co-created the Stanford Graduate School of Business course on Product Management with Professor Amir Goldberg.
Mr. Pincus was selected to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive experience in the technology sector, specifically the social media, gaming, and internet industries, and in identifying, fostering and scaling new products, technologies and consumer trends.
Michael Thompson has been our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer since October 2020 and will serve as one of our directors following the completion of this offering. He also is a co-founding member of Reinvent Capital. Mr. Thompson currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer and a director of RTP. Mr. Thompson was previously co-founder, managing member, and portfolio manager for BHR Capital, which managed as much as $1.9 billion of special situations funds from 2009-2016. Mr. Thompson played an active role in several of BHR Capital’s portfolio companies, developing operating and financing strategies alongside management. While managing BHR Capital, Mr. Thompson was responsible for all portfolio construction, security selection, and risk management activities and oversaw the firm’s investment team. He also led several investments in which BHR Capital took active protagonist roles. Additionally, since the early 2010s, he has made dozens of private investments. He has experience as a board member and regularly advises companies on business and financial matters. Mr. Thompson graduated magna cum laude with a BBA in International Finance from the Honors Program at the University of Georgia, where he received Alumni, Governor’s, and Hope Scholarships. Mr. Thompson was selected to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive investment experience as well as his experience developing operating and financing strategies alongside management.
David Cohen has been our Secretary since October 2020. Mr. Cohen is also the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Reinvent Capital. His areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, public and private corporate and securities transactions, special situation investing, asset management, and reinventions. Mr. Cohen joined Reinvent Capital in 2018 as part of the founding team. Mr. Cohen currently serves as Secretary of RTP. Since 2017, he has also worked as general counsel of certain of Mr. Pincus’s business entities. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Cohen served as Associate General Counsel of Zynga and led the legal team responsible for mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and securities and finance matters. Prior to this, he spent nine years in private legal practice, most recently as Senior Counsel in Proskauer’s corporate and private equity groups. Mr. Cohen received an A.B. from Middlebury College and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Byron Auguste will serve as one of our directors following the completion of this offering. Mr. Auguste is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Opportunity@Work, a non-profit workforce development organization. Prior to co-founding Opportunity@Work in 2015, Byron served for two years in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council. Until 2013, Byron was a senior partner at McKinsey & Company in Washington DC and in Los Angeles, where he was elected Principal in 1999 and Director in 2005. Byron earned a B.A. summa cum laude in economics and political science from Yale University, where he was awarded a Truman Scholarship and the James Gordon Bennet Prize, and a M. Phil. and D.Phil. in economics from Oxford University, as a Marshall Scholar. He was selected to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive experience advising businesses and expertise in economic and financial matters.
Julie Hanna will serve as one of our directors following the completion of this offering. Ms. Hanna is Executive Chair of the Board of Kiva, a crowdfunding marketplace for small business and micro-entrepreneurs, since 2009, and is also an active investor and advisor to technology companies. Ms. Hanna is a senior advisor for X (formerly Google X), Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory and a Venture Partner at Obvious Ventures. She previously served on the board of the Mozilla Corporation, Esalen Institute and Socialtext. Hanna has been founder, Chief Executive Officer, and/or founding executive of five business-to-consumer and business-to-business venture-backed companies, including Healtheon, VoIP pioneer onebox.com (acquired by phone.com), and Portola (acquired by Netscape). In 2015, President Obama appointed her Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs in the U.S. and abroad. She was selected to serve on our board of directors due to her considerable technology investment experience.
Lee Linden will serve as one of our directors following the completion of this offering. Mr. Linden is an active angel investor and has been a managing partner of Quiet Capital, an investment firm that seeks to make private company investments, since 2017. Previously Mr. Linden co-founded Karma Science, which was acquired by Facebook in 2012. Mr. Linden then led Facebook’s emerging initiatives in commerce, including Gifts, Facebook Card, and Dynamic Ads. Prior to Karma, Mr. Linden co-founded Tapjoy, a leading mobile advertising firm. His work experience also includes investing as an associate at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and product development at Microsoft. Mr. Linden has received numerous awards for his work including 30 under 30 Best Young Tech Entrepreneur by Bloomberg Businessweek 2012, 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company in 2012, and The Silicon Valley 100 by Business Insider 2013. Mr. Linden obtained an M.B.A. from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and received a B.A. in Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan. Mr. Linden was selected to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive financial expertise and experience with technology companies, including experience founding, advising, managing and investing in and assessing business plans of and opportunities for these types of companies.
Linda Rottenberg will serve as one of our directors following the completion of this offering. Ms. Rottenberg has served as Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Endeavor Global, Inc., a leader of the global high impact entrepreneurship movement, since 1997. She also oversees Endeavor Catalyst LP Funds, which had over $250 million of assets under management as of September 2020 and co-invests in Endeavor Entrepreneurs to raise outside capital. Ms. Rottenberg serves on the board of Globant SA, a software developer; and Olo, a private digital food-ordering platform. She previously served as board director of Zayo Group, LLC, a leading bandwidth infrastructure company. A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, Ms. Rottenberg has been named among TIME’s “Innovators for the 21st century” and U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Leaders”. In 2018, she received the Heinz Award in Technology, the Economy, and Employment. Ms. Rottenberg was selected to serve on our board of directors due to her knowledge and experience in the technology industry and experience serving as a director of other companies.