Former Facebook & YouTube CFO Gideon Yu Leaves Khosla To Become CSO Of The San Francisco 49ers

Posted Apr 26, 2011

Gideon Yu is one of the most prolific investors and executives in the technology sector. He is currently serving as a General Partner at Khosla Ventures, but he will soon become the Chief Strategy Officer for the NFL San Francisco 49ers. Before that he was the Chief Financial Officer of both Facebook and YouTube. Yu also worked as a partner at Sequoia Capital.

Before YouTube, Yu worked as the Treasurer and Senior Vice President of Finance at Yahoo! When at Facebook, he oversaw the $375 million investment round from Microsoft and Li Ka Shing. At YouTube, he negotiated the $1.65 billion sale to Google. And at Yahoo!, he oversaw more than 30 acquisitions and investments including, Overture, Flickr, and Delicious.

During his stint with Khosla Ventures, he put together investment rounds in Square, Meebo, and Hunch. Yu will remain on the board at Square and Meebo. Yu is leaving Khosla because he said that venture capital isn’t really for him.