Managing General Partner
Venture-Net Partners’ co-founder and managing general partner Randell Young was an early-stage investor and director of Accuray Incorporated (ARAY), manufacturer of the CyberKnife radiosurgery and Tomo radiotherapy systems; and Okeanos Technologies, developers of a new, highly-efficient, ionized field-based desalinization platform. Both Accuray and Okeanos have been named by Fast Company as among the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies.
Randell Young has previously served as chief financial officer for portals MedNets.com (acquired by MD Home) and TheGospel.com (acquired by Maxx International) and participated as a director and early-stage investor in numerous other projects including Telephony International, Inc., a joint telecom venture with Lucent Technologies (ALU); Synodon, Inc. (SYD), developers of innovative pipeline surveillance technologies; The Orange County Blues Festival; and Kingstone Media Group.
Venture partners of note have included Seagate founder Al Shugart, Euro-America Partners, Jacques Vallée, Fred Adler, George (Jay) Keyworth, Copernic Technologies, ZLUH Partners, Michael Jay Solomon, Good Samaritan Health System, Health Advantage Ventures, Pacific Republic Capital, Fernando Quinonez Meza, H-Quotient, Lucent Technologies and The Marubeni Group.
A founder and former Orange County Chapter Chair of Boone Pickens’ United Shareholders Association, Randell Young has represented shareholders and, on their behalf, addressed the annual meetings of Northrop Corporation, Allergan, National Education Corporation, Community Psychiatric and Southern California Edison.
Randell Young is the author of Mission to Millionaireship. He has lectured at the graduate level on contemporary issues in venture capital at The University of Phoenix and holds a doctorate in music (D.Mus.) from City University Los Angeles. His Venture Capital Primer has been used by McGraw-Hill’s Online Learning Center in support of its textbook Principles of Corporate Finance, Sixth Edition (Brealey & Myers); and Harvard University in support of KSG PED-328 Community Financial Institutions and Microfinance in Theory and Practice.
He has been the subject of interviews and articles appearing in the Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register, Orange Coast Magazine and the Orange County Metropolitan. His commentaries and essays have been published in the Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register The San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today The Wall Street Journal, The Orange County Business Journal, The Baltimore Sun and Inc. Magazine.
His stock market analyses can be found at The Motley Fool where his All-Star-rated portfolio has consistently, on a daily and continuous basis, placed in the top one percent of all participants since August 2007, a span now of over 160 consecutive months.
Currently, Randell Young serves on the board of directors of Thorium Manufactured Reactors; a developer of Thorium-based power systems; iSparked Studios, a developer of online interactive content; Grower’s Secret, a manufacturer of organic fertilizers and bio-stimulants; OmniPad, developers of the world’s first omni-directional treadmill; and G20 Intel, an information portal and “your daily scan of the new global economy from a market-liberal, internationalist perspective”.