Aug 1, 2016
Rob Solomon CEO of GoFundMe, prior venture partner at Accel, and previous President of Groupon.
As venture partner at Accel, he advised their portfolio companies on a wide range of strategic and operational issues. Rob's most recent operating role was as President and COO of Groupon during the company's hyper-growth stage. He helped scale the company from 100 to more than 5,000 employees. Rob also served as CEO of Sidestep, where he led the company's turnaround and merger with Kayak. At Yahoo, he ran the commerce business unit. He has also served in various product, marketing and investment roles at Electronic Arts, Technology Crossover Ventures, Cendant, GolfWeb, Zaplet, and others. Rob has a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of California, Berkeley. He is an active investor in technology startups, and he serves on the board of directors of the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA.