Gideon is a Senior Advisor and founding member of Formation 8.
Gideon was President and still remains co-owner of the San Francisco 49ers. He is the first President of color of any team in the history of the National Football League.
Prior to his career in sports entertainment, Gideon was the Chief Financial Officer of both Facebook and YouTube, the first two Internet companies to achieve one billion active users. Gideon was also a General Partner at Khosla Ventures, where he led the firm’s founding investment in Jack Dorsey’s Square and was the company’s first outside board member. Gideon has also held senior positions at Sequoia Capital and Yahoo!, where as Treasurer and SVP of Finance, he executed over 30 acquisitions / investments, including Alibaba, Overture, and Flickr.
Gideon graduated from Stanford University, majoring in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. In 1989, he won the First Place Grand Award in Environmental Science at the 40th International Science and Engineering Fair.