Lou Kerner is the Founder and Senior Partner of The Social Internet Fund, which invests in the primary and secondary shares of rapidly growing private technology companies. Current fund investments include Appcelerator, Appia, FireEye (NASDAQ FEYE), LiveRamp, Livefyre, Meetup, Palantir Plated, Scribd and Yashi.
Lou was previously Wall Street’s first social media analyst at Wedbush Securities, where he was the Managing Director of the Private Shares Group. From 2003-2006 Lou was President/Owner of Bolt.com, a leading social network which grew from 500,000 monthly uniques to over 20 million uniques in three years. Prior to Bolt, Lou was the CEO of The .tv Corporation, which licensed the top level domain (.tv) from the tiny island nation of Tuvalu. .tv was acquired by Verisign.
Prior to .tv, Lou had a distinguished career as an equity analyst following media companies for Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. Lou has a B.A. from U.C.L.A. and an MBA from The Stanford Graduate School of Business.