Hi! My name is Jeff Jordan and I am a partner at Andreessen Horowitz.

This is my first role as a professional investor. For the past 12 years, I’ve been privileged to have been in the Valley and to have managed three of the best e-commerce businesses ever invented.

Most recently, I was president and CEO of OpenTable, the world’s leading online restaurant reservation site. I joined the company in 2007, we took it public in 2009 (into one of the absolute worst markets ever, trading under the symbol OPEN) and I continued to run it until 2011.

Prior to OpenTable, I was president of PayPal, the world’s leading online payments company. I championed eBay’s acquisition of PayPal in 2002 and managed the business from 2004 to 2006.

Before PayPal, I was SVP/general manager of eBay North America from 1999 and oversaw eBay.com (one of the world’s leading e-commerce companies), eBay Motors, Half.com and eBay.ca.

Before I found my home in the Valley, I had stints at Reel.com (probably one of the worst e-commerce businesses ever invented), The Walt Disney Company and The Boston Consulting Group.

I became an investor because I love supporting entrepreneurs in building great businesses. For the past decade, I have been actively working with early stage companies in my “spare time”. Some successful involvements include Tiny Prints (sold to Shutterfly), Pure Digital (sold to Cisco) and Hotwire (sold to Expedia). I currently serve on the boards of Airbnb, Belly, Circle, Tilt, 500px, Lookout, Pinterest, Hem, and Twice. I also oversee a16z’s investments in Fanatics, Julep, and zulily.

You can follow me on Twitter @jeff_jordan.

  1. Mr. Jordan, you came to my e-business class and I would love to pick your brain on ecommerce and customer acquisition as it relates to a start-up I’m working on in the art world.

  2. With havin so much written content do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright infringement?

    My site has a lot of completely unique content I’ve either created myself or outsourced but it looks like a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my agreement. Do you know any ways to help prevent content from being stolen? I’d genuinely appreciate it.

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