Who is Maynard Webb?


  • Legendary Silicon Valley company builder
  • Angel Investor, business advisor, mentor, & philanthropist
  • Salesforce and Visa board member; former CEO & Chairman at LiveOps; eBay’s former COO

“Dear Founder is going to be a ‘must have,’ not only for anyone thinking of or contemplating a startup, but it will also serve as an extraordinary resource for leaders and managers in every sector of industry.”
–Howard Schultz, former executive chairman and CEO, Starbucks Corporation



Bestselling author Maynard Webb is a 40-year veteran of the technology industry. An active leader in the technology and business community, Maynard serves as a board member, investor, philanthropist and mentor to young entrepreneurs.

As the founder of the Webb Investment Network (WIN), a seed investment firm dedicated to nurturing entrepreneurs, Maynard brings his experience developing and leading high-growth companies.

Maynard currently serves on the boards of Salesforce and Visa. Previously, Maynard served as Chairman of the Board of Yahoo!, CEO of LiveOps, COO of eBay, and held executive roles at Gateway, Bay Networks, and Quantum.

Maynard has also served on several public and private boards including Yahoo!, Gartner, Niku, Extensity, Hyperion, Peribit (acquired by Juniper Networks), Baynote, and AdMob (acquired by Google) where he was also one of the first investors.

In 2004, he and his wife created the Webb Family Foundation, which provides underprivileged, motivated young individuals access to quality education and supports individuals who are struggling against the odds to make a positive impact on the world through innovation and hard work.

Maynard is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller, Rebooting Work: Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship.

His second book, Dear Founder: Letters of Advice for Anyone Who Leads, Manages, or Wants to Start a Business, was released by St. Martin’s Press on September 11, 2018.

Maynard lives in Silicon Valley with his wife Irene.