GGV Blogs

  • February 26, 2015
    By Glenn Solomon

    I’m proud to announce GGV Capital is leading a $20M Series B investment in Opendoor, a startup taking aim at revolutionizing the market for buying and selling homes. I’ve joined the board as part of the financing.
    Homeownership is still a big part of The American Dream. I had my own brush with the process when my wife and I bought our current home. The dollar amount dwarfed anything else...

  • February 19, 2015
    By Glenn Solomon

    Today Synack announced a $25M Series B financing.  GGV Capital is delighted to have co-led this financing alongside Icon Ventures, with participation from existing investors Kleiner Perkins and Google Ventures. Pursuant to this investment, I’ve joined Synack’s board of directors.
    My partners and I are super excited to have invested in...

  • February 12, 2015
    By Robin Li


    Last week, I attended a lecture at Stanford featuring Alon Cohen, President and Co-Founder of Houzz. Houzz (a GGV portfolio company) is a leading platform for home remodeling and design, where users can browse millions of photos, find products, connect with professionals, share inspiration and collaborate...

  • February 8, 2015
    By Glenn Solomon

    Several private, venture-backed companies have achieved rapid and extreme valuation mark-ups. This has obviously been going on for some time now in Silicon Valley and the private tech sector, but the magnitude and frequency of the recent write-ups I’ve seen has given me pause. I’ve been trying to piece together the ingredients that are creating this environment, and in my opinion it comes down to the following: scarcity, momentum,...

  • February 6, 2015
    By Robin Li

    Last week I was fortunate to attend The Big Talk Summit at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. This was the first time The Big Talk was hosted in Silicon Valley, and this particular event brought together a cross-disciplinary group of leading...

  • January 25, 2015
    By Glenn Solomon

    Box, the closely-watched cloud company, had a successful IPO on Friday, pricing its offering above the filing range at $14, raising approximately $170M, and seeing its shares pop over 60% on its first day of trading, closing at $23.23 per share. A huge congratulations to lead founder and CEO Aaron Levie (@Levie) and Series A lead investor Josh Stein (...