Raj Kapoor

Venture Advisor


Raj Kapoor is an entrepreneur, Internet industry pioneer and blogger (vcinme.typepad.com). He invests in the online advertising, e-commerce, consumer internet/digital media and internet infrastructure services and software segments.

Prior to joining Mayfield Fund, Raj was co-founder and CEO of Snapfish, a leading global online photo service. Raj orchestrated the sale of Snapfish to Hewlett-Packard in March 2005. Prior to Snapfish, Raj was an executive at Excite@Home, where he led the company's e-commerce and broadband applications business, driving new music, entertainment and e-commerce initiatives. Raj also held positions in strategic planning, business development and product management in consumer interactive television services at Bell Atlantic Corporation, which is now Verizon. Raj received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS with honors in mechanical/robotics engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

He serves on the Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Advisory Council, Harvard Business School's California Research Center Advisory Board and DoSomething.org's board of directors, the largest nonprofit focused on youth engaging in social entrepreneurship. He enjoys singing in a rock band, surfing, fitness, occasional triathlons and family.

Fun Facts


Current Investments

  • Baihe (China)
  • Fixya
  • Lyft
  • Qunar.com (China)
  • Rubicon Project
  • Tagged

Notable Investments

  • Red Beacon Inc.


Phone:(650) 854-5560