Habib Kairouz

Managing Partner at Rho Capital Partners, Inc.

Habib Kairouz

Habib Kairouz

Managing Partner at Rho Capital Partners, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Rho Capital Partners, Inc.
Rho Ventures
Rho Fund Investors

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1471

Primary Location

New York City, NY

Number of Boards

29

Birthday

1967 - Lebanon

Age

52

Interests

Tennis, Skiing

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Venture Partner at Rho Ventures

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Co-Founder at Rho Capital Partners, Inc.

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Managing Partner at Rho Capital Partners, Inc.

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Venture Partner at Rho Ventures

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Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer at Rho Capital Partners, Inc.

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Benefit Plan Administrator at Rho Capital Partners, Inc.

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Partner at Rho Capital Partners, Inc.

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Partner at Rho Capital Partners, Inc.

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Partner at Rho Ventures

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Partner at Rho Capital Partners, Inc.

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Habib Kairouz
Managing Partner at Rho Capital Partners, Inc.
Education
BS in Engineering

Along with its excellent faculty and facilities, Cornell University boasts a beautiful location in the Finger Lakes region of central New York. The huge hillside campus overlooks Lake Cayuga and is crisscrossed by deep gorges and bridges. Cornell is unique among the Ivy League universities in that its agricultural program is part of the state school system. Cornell is well known for its schools of engineering and hotel management. Its strengths in research and instruction have earned it membership in the Association of American Universities, and Cornell can also boast of a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Cornell's athletic teams are called the Big Red.

MBA in Finance

Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.

Career History
Managing Partner
1993 - Current

Rho Capital Partners is the parent company to Rho’s three operating divisions, Rho Ventures, Rho Canada Ventures and Rho Fund Investors. Founded in 1981, Rho began its private equity activities as a family investment office. Today, Rho is a leading private equity firm that manages a series of funds, under each of its three divisions, backed by a broad group of institutional investors that include endowments, foundations, families, pension funds, and other financial institutions. Across all of Rho’s activities and strategies, our teams are committed to investing in growth and building companies over the long-term. Unique among private equity firms, Rho’s three divisions are each managed by dedicated teams who invest separate funds, yet all benefit from actively cross-leveraging other divisions’ networks to generate differentiated perspectives and insights.

Managing Partner
1993 - Current

Rho Ventures focuses on investments in the information technology, communications, new media, healthcare and energy technology sectors. The firm invests across all stages of a company's development from seed to growth equity rounds. Rho Ventures usually acts as lead investor. The firm looks for companies with: (1) outstanding entrepreneurial management teams capable of building exceptional companies (2) growing markets with the potential to produce revenue greater than $500 million (3) market-leading positions with a high level of product/service differentiation (4) well-defined customer value propositions (5) high barriers to competitive entry and (6) scalable and well-defined business models

Managing Partner
1993 - Current

Rho Fund Investors (RFI) invests in private equity funds on a global basis with a focus on venture capital and other specialized private equity funds whose strategies offer unique advantages such as domain expertise, operational expertise or focus on a particularly attractive sector. The firm looks for managers with a specific industry focus who create value in their underlying portfolio companies through active operational enhancement. While the majority of RFI's capital is allocated to North America and Western Europe, the firm opportunistically considers other funds on a global basis.RFI draws extensively on their relationship with Rho Ventures, the division of Rho Capital Partners that manages a series of venture capital funds that invest primarily in early-stage companies in information technology, communications, new media, healthcare and energy technology sectors.RFI tends to focus on early-stage technology funds, while balancing the portfolio with a select allocation to a few later-stage technology funds. They focus on several sectors including hard technology in the life sciences, communications and information technology, new media, healthcare and energy technology.RFI also invests in specialized private equity funds that focus on control investments in specific industries or specific regions with managers that have extensive domain experience in their sector. Many of these funds share characteristics such as high value-add to portfolio companies post investment resulting from a fund manager's industry knowledge and operating expertise.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

Snagajob.com, Inc. provides online recruiting services. It offers part-time and full-time jobs in the entertainment, retail and food service industries. The company was founded by Shawn C. Boyer in 2000 and is headquartered in Glen Allen, VA.

Member, Executive Committee
Current

TACODA, Inc. provides advertising services. The firm offers solutions to web publishers and brand marketers. The company was founded by David R. Morgan, Dominic Schmitt and Bradford R. Burnham in April 2001 is headquartered in New York, NY.

Member, Investment Committee
Current

Rho Fund Investors (RFI) invests in private equity funds on a global basis with a focus on venture capital and other specialized private equity funds whose strategies offer unique advantages such as domain expertise, operational expertise or focus on a particularly attractive sector. The firm looks for managers with a specific industry focus who create value in their underlying portfolio companies through active operational enhancement. While the majority of RFI's capital is allocated to North America and Western Europe, the firm opportunistically considers other funds on a global basis.RFI draws extensively on their relationship with Rho Ventures, the division of Rho Capital Partners that manages a series of venture capital funds that invest primarily in early-stage companies in information technology, communications, new media, healthcare and energy technology sectors.RFI tends to focus on early-stage technology funds, while balancing the portfolio with a select allocation to a few later-stage technology funds. They focus on several sectors including hard technology in the life sciences, communications and information technology, new media, healthcare and energy technology.RFI also invests in specialized private equity funds that focus on control investments in specific industries or specific regions with managers that have extensive domain experience in their sector. Many of these funds share characteristics such as high value-add to portfolio companies post investment resulting from a fund manager's industry knowledge and operating expertise.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$50K - $75K
2014

Established in 1997, Endeavor is the global nonprofit that pioneered the concept of high-impact entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Headquartered in New York City, with 11 independently-run country affiliates in Latin America the Middle East and South Africa, the organization transforms economies by identifying and supporting high-potential entrepreneurs. Practicing a tested 'mentor capitalist' model, Endeavor affiliates help entrepreneurs overcome barriers to growth by providing the key ingredients to success: mentorship; networks; strategic advice; talent; skills; access to smart capital; and inspiration. Guided by Endeavor, these entrepreneurs generate sustainable economic growth and jobs, become role models, and help nurture a culture of entrepreneurship which spurs investment and encourages people to innovate and think big.

$100 - $999
2009

Fractured Atlas provides services to the community of artists and arts organizations. Its programs and services facilitate the creation of art by offering support to the artists who produce it. It helps artists and arts organizations function more effectively as businesses by providing access to funding, health care, and education. The company was founded in 1998 by Forest Adam Huttler and is headquartered in New York, NY.

$50 - $200
2005

To connect, support and inform finance professionals and institutions with interest in the Middle East and North Africa

Political Donations
$1,000
2013

Senator from Delaware

$1,200
2011

Co-Founder at The OpenGov Foundation

$1,000
2010

Member (Attorney) at Capitol Counsel LLC

Transactions
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Rho Acceleration LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Everyday Health, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Intralinks Holdings, Inc. issued Common Stock

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Rho Capital Partners is the parent company to Rho’s three operating divisions, Rho Ventures, Rho Canada Ventures and Rho Fund Investors. Founded in 1981, Rho began its private equity activities as a family investment office. Today, Rho is a leading private equity firm that manages a series of funds, under each of its three divisions, backed by a broad group of institutional investors that include endowments, foundations, families, pension funds, and other financial institutions. Across all of Rho’s activities and strategies, our teams are committed to investing in growth and building companies over the long-term. Unique among private equity firms, Rho’s three divisions are each managed by dedicated teams who invest separate funds, yet all benefit from actively cross-leveraging other divisions’ networks to generate differentiated perspectives and insights.

Events
Speaker
2010 Leadership in the Private Capital Markets

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