John Kobs

Co-Founder & CEO, Apartment List
John Kobs

John Kobs is one of Silicon Valley’s rising star entrepreneurs. He is the CEO and co-founder of the Webby Award-winning #1 apartment  search engine ApartmentList.com based in San Francisco. He is also the chairman of the board and co-founder of Chat Sports, Inc., a social  content platform for sports fans. Kobs is a recovering finance geek  who previously focused on technology investing at TICC Capital.

Prior  to that, he was an investment banker at Thomas Weisel Partners. Kobs  is on the leadership council of the non-profit program Year Up, which  aims to close the opportunity divide by giving low-income young adults  top internships, job training and improved higher education. Kobs is  also on the board of directors of the alumni association of his alma  mater Case Western Reserve University where he graduated with a degree  in Business Management and a concentration in Finance.

He is a  Cleveland native and a die-hard fan of his hometown teams.