Jeff Jordan ’81 made #6 in a “Top 20” list of venture capitalists compiled by the New York Times and CB Insights, a research firm that follows the venture capital industry.
Following a post-graduate (MBA, Stanford) career at firms including The Boston Consulting Group, The Walt Disney Company and Reel.com, he joined eBay as Senior Vice President and General Manager, where he oversaw the acquisitions of Paypal and Half.com. He subsequently went on to serve as president of Paypal and president and CEO of OpenTable. Since 2011 he has served as a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. The list marked notable investments including Airbnb, Pinterest and Instacart.
For the data-driven list, CB Insights looks at factors such as connectedness and returns after a start-up is sold or goes public. Investments in start-ups with valuations of $1 billion or more, called unicorns, are also taken into account. The actual list ranks 100 professionals, publishing details about the top 20.