Updated: Goggling at Google’s YouTube Buyout Data

Google has just filed some great data with the SEC on its deal for YouTube. We get to see all the selling shareholders, from angels to VCs to insiders, as well as the returns reaped by YouTube’s giggly co-founders, Steve and Chad.

Courtesy of Dabble DB, you can see all the selling shareholder data here, sorted by dollar amount. And here is a screenshot of the first few sorted rows.

youtube selling shareholders

Turning to the last question first, Chen and Hurley split a little over $340m each in Google stock (at current prices). Not bad for eighteen months work.

Sequoia did not so badly either. For a $13m investment, Mike and the guys got $500m or so in Google stock. Nice return on an eight-month-old investment.

Finally, how did current Stanford CompSci student Jawed Karim do? He is almost certainly the richest self-made millionaire grad student at Stanford, having exited with Google stock currently worth a little more than $60m.

There is lots more good stuff here, including a fairly extensive list of some interesting Sequoia invidividual and insttutional LPs.


  1. Any idea if the returns for Sequoia or the founders are historically unprecedented? “50 bagger” in 8 months!

  2. I personally know some VCs that did a “100 bagger” in 7 months.
    Okay, that was in 2000…..early 2000 :-)

  3. No wonder they are selling:
    Google’s TV chief reveals in Amsterdam YouTube is No Good and Pipes are Clogged
    “”The Web infrastructure, and even Google’s (infrastructure) doesn’t scale. It’s not going to offer the quality of service that consumers expect,” Vincent Dureau, Google’s head of TV technology, said at the Cable Europe Congress.” (WOW! S.)
    “One cable chief executive, Duco Sickinghe from Belgian operator Telenet (TNET.BR: Quote, Profile , Research), said it was “the best news of the day” to hear that Google could not scale for video.” (I agree, it made my day as well S.)”