GGV Blogs

  • March 29, 2014
    By Glenn Solomon

    As featured in TechCrunch.

    The IPO window is currently wide open.  Riding the wave of strong IPO performance over the past few years (the classes of ‘12 and ‘13 IPOs have on average returned 234% and 78%, respectively, according to Deutsche Bank data), a growing number of high growth, venture backed companies are filing for...

  • March 25, 2014
    By Glenn Solomon

    My partners and I hosted a CEO Dinner this evening in SF on Mobile Commerce & Community.  We had a terrific crowd of about 30 CEOs in attendance from some of the top companies in the mobile arena.  Sam Shank of HotelTonight and Sarah Friar of Square were our guest speakers and there was lively conversation among the group.

    Some...

  • March 13, 2014

    Today we are welcoming David Zhu, a former executive and long-time colleague from Baidu as the newest member of our team.  We’ve known David for more than 12 years starting when Jixun was an early investor and board member at Baidu. Since then we’ve worked together on a number of projects, most notably Social Touch, a top social media management platform, which was formed by GGV Capital and Buddy Media, and E Dian...

  • March 8, 2014
    By Jeff Richards

    New post up today on TechCrunch where I provide a bit of an insider’s look at the success of BlueKai. It’s a story I think will resonate with many entrepreneurs, and is titled “Success, Reality and the Myth of “Up and to the Right.”

  • February 22, 2014
    By Glenn Solomon

    As featured in TechCrunch.

    Scrolling through reports of recent venture financings, the names of the firms involved has changed quite a bit over the past few quarters. Of note, hedge funds have entered the later-stage, pre-IPO investment arena in a meaningful way. Firms like Coatue Capital (Snapchat, Box), Valiant Capital (...

  • January 25, 2014
    By Glenn Solomon

    As featured in TechCrunch.

    Average valuations for venture-backed M&A deals typically come in a pretty tight range.  According to the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), in ’13 there were 377 total M&A exits of venture-backed companies with mean pricing of $161M.  This compares with total deal count of...

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