Chris Barbin

Venture Partner

Chris Barbin is a Venture Partner with GGV Capital, focusing on corporate culture building, business development, go-to-market, systems integrator partnerships, and global office expansion along side the Enterprise sector team.

He is formerly the co-founder and CEO of Appirio, a GGV portfolio company, which he led from a four-person start-up to a 1,200 person organization that was acquired for $500+ million by Wipro, an $8 billion global IT services company.

Before joining GGV, Chris was Global Culture officer for Wipro, where he set leadership benchmarks for worker experience and strategic culture. Before founding Appirio in 2006, Chris was senior vice president for business operations and CIO for Borland Software, and before that, senior vice president of global customer services for webMethods.

Chris holds a BA from Bates College and is on the Board of Trustees and is a frequent speaker, writer, and advisor on workplace culture. He is involved with various non-profits, enterprise and consumer start-ups including New Story, Isla Urbana,, Plushcare, and he recently launched a disruptive spirits platform

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