When it comes to the three C’s – Content, Community and Commerce – we have a very basic thesis we have been investing around for several years now: vertical platforms win. What do I mean by “win?” Deliver a (much) better experience for users. Create value for brands and advertisers. Deliver higher monetization rates (and […]
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Kokkari in SF played host tonight to GGV Capital’s Spring CEO Dinner. Tonight’s event focused on “Going Long.” We had an incredible set of entrepreneurs join us to hear advice from Ted Wang, the Fenwick partner who advises Facebook, Dropbox and Square, among others, Barry McCarthy, former CFO of Netflix and current Pandora board member, and Ned Segal, 17 year Goldman Sachs banker veteran recently turned public company CFO (RPX). The conversation was lively and fruitful. Below are some of the highlights:
Today Domo, the leader in the provision of cloud-based executive management and intelligence platforms, announced a $60M financing led by GGV Capital, with participation from Greylock, IVP, Jeff Bezos and others. We’re very excited to be leading this round, and I’m personally looking forward to joining Domo’s board as an observer.