Pat KenealyManaging Director
In January 2006, Pat joined IDG Ventures USA as a Managing Director after a 20-year career at media giant International Data Group (IDG), where he managed media and venture capital operations. Pat was founder and CEO of IDG’s Digital News Publishing subsidiary, Publisher and CEO of its PC World Communications subsidiary, and finally CEO of IDG itself overseeing media, market research and event businesses in more than 50 countries.
Pat was founder and Managing General Partner of IDG Ventures San Francisco, and a founder and General Partner of IDG Ventures Atlantic in Boston and IDG Ventures Europe in London. He has led more than a dozen early-stage IT and new media investments which have collective returned more than seven times their committed capital. Some of Pat’s board and observer seats have been Babycenter.com, FutureTense, Spinner.com, Service Metrics and Andromedia. Pat currently sits on the boards of We Heart It and IDG and is a Board Observer at Yesware. Before joining IDG, Pat held a number of publishing and editorial management positions at Ziff-Davis Publishing and Cahners Publishing, and earned a BA from Harvard University.