Brad Keywell is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Uptake, and was named the 2019 EY World Entrepreneur of the Year.
He is a Founding Investor of Tempus, and a Founder of Groupon, MediaOcean, Echo Global Logistics, and Drivin. Brad is an investor (through Lightbank or personally) in Sprout Social, Udemy, Fiverr, Reverb, CrowdRise, GoPuff, and more. He’s on the Board of Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR), tastytrade, Benzinga, and several nonprofit organizations.
Brad is the creator of Chicago Ideas (a conference and connectivity platform), Future Founders (an entrepreneurship education organization), WNDR Museum (an immersive art+technology experience), and WNDR Studios (Tech/Art collective). Reflecting his commitment to philanthropy, he signed The Giving Pledge.
Brad writes, makes art, reads a lot, interviews engaging people and hosts a podcast.