Kevin Johnson

Venture Partner

Consumer, Marketplaces, Next-Gen Commerce, EdTech

Kevin is a serial CEO and independent board member with over 30 years of experience starting, growing, and transforming businesses in the US and abroad.

Most recently, Kevin served as CEO of Udemy (NASDAQ: UDMY), the leading global marketplace for learning and instruction. Prior to Udemy, Kevin grew Ebates (now from a pioneering start-up in the cash back shopping space to the dominant player globally.

Kevin has held leadership roles at Acxiom, Digital Impact, and Netcentives and served six years with the Boston Consulting Group, where he provided strategic and operating expertise to leading multinational companies around the world. Kevin started his professional career as an investment banker and entrepreneur, helping launch The GulfStar Group, an investment bank headquartered in Texas.

Kevin holds bachelors degrees in International Political Economy and English Literature from UC Berkeley and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He lives in Marin with his wife and two teen children.


University of California, Berkeley (BA)
Stanford University (MBA)

Additional roles
Acxiom Digital, President and General Manager
Ebates (acq. By Rakuten), Executive Officer and CEO
Udemy, CEO