Managing Director, Allen & Company LLC
Ian Smith joined Allen & Company LLC in 1994 and has 25 years of experience as an investment banker and an investor.
As an advisor, Smith has advised LinkedIn in its $28 billion sale to Microsoft, Facebook in its $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp, eBay in the $40 billion spinoff of PayPal, Amazon in its $1 billion acquisition of Twitch, Yahoo! in its $7.6 billion sale of Alibaba, BillMeLater in its $945 million sale to eBay, Bebo in its $850 sale to AOL, Activision in its $19 billion merger with Blizzard, Ask Jeeves in its $1.8 billion sale to IAC, and numerous other acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, hostile takeovers, takeover defenses, leveraged buyouts, financings, stock buybacks and spinoffs.
As an investor, Smith has invested in numerous consumer technology companies, including Airbnb, CarGurus, Dropbox, Knotch, Minted, Pandora, Patreon, Quantcast, Xapo andmany others.
Smith received his B.A. in Economics from Williams College.