A Managing Partner at GGV Capital, Jeff joined the firm in 2008 after spending 13 years as an entrepreneur and operating executive in the US and Asia. Jeff focuses on the Internet, Software and Mobile sectors, and currently sits on the boards of Appirio, Boxed, Percolate, Reebonz and Tile. Jeff led GGV’s investments in BlueKai (acquired in 2014 by Oracle), Buddy Media (acquired in 2012 by Salesforce.com), Citrus Lane (acquired in 2014 by Care.com), Evolv (acquired in 2014 by Cornerstone OnDemand), Flipboard, Quixey, HotelTonight and Spreecast, and is actively involved in GGV’s investments in 21ViaNet (NASDAQ: VNET), DOMO, MediaV, Qunar (NASDAQ: QUNR), SocialTouch, Square and Wish. Prior to joining GGV, Jeff founded two software companies (R4, acquired by VeriSign, and QuantumShift) and spent three years as an executive at VeriSign. Jeff graduated from Dartmouth College, where he was a four year letterman on the varsity basketball team.
Jeff has been recognized as a member of the 2012 Venture Capital 100 by Always-On. Check out Jeff’s blog where he frequently talks about his experience as an entrepreneur, follow Jeff on Twitter, or check out his LinkedIn profile for more.
Recent articles and interviews:
Entrepreneurs must adjust their pitch to the stage of fundraising they’re at (Hot Topics)
Why Top Venture Firms Think Percolate Can Take Marketing Software From Salesforce (Forbes)
Jeff Richards joins Bloomberg TV to discuss Alibaba's evolving e-commerce strategy (Bloomberg TV) [video]