Randall Kaplan is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with a passion for working with and mentoring talented, hungry entrepreneurs who have a great work ethic and want to create long-lasting companies. He is the Co-founder of Akamai Technologies, the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet fast, reliable, and secure for its customers. Akamai serves nearly 30% of the world’s web traffic, is a member of the S&P 500, has 8,000 employees, and made $3.2 billion in 2020 revenues.
Randall is also the Founder and CEO of JUMP Investors, a venture capital firm, and the Founder and CEO of Sandee, a travel company focused on the promotion of beaches and beach tourism around the world. Over the past 20 years, Randall has been an advisor to more than 50 companies, served on the board of directors of many companies, been an active public speaker, and mentored more than 100 students through JUMP’s annual internship program. He is also the author of Bliss, a best-selling coffee table book and host of the podcast In Search Of Excellence.
Randall Kaplan, an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, joins John Corcoran in this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast to share his journey into entrepreneurship and the venture capital world. Randall also talks about building connections with top industry leaders, the value of humility, and how his background has influenced his parenting decisions.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll hear:
• How Randall Kaplan got started in entrepreneurship
• Randall’s experience working in different companies after college and how he built relationships with leaders from top publicly traded companies
• What Randall has learned from his experiences with top company leaders
• Randall talks about reaching out to Larry Kasdan and Eli Broad, and what he learned from working with Eli
• How Randall’s career background has impacted him as a mentor and parent
• Randall talks about the founding of Akamai and why he left the company
• How Randall evaluates companies to invest in — and some of the best companies he’s contributed to
• Randall talks about the peers he respects, his new podcast, In Search Of Excellence, his work at Sandee, and his book, Bliss
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