Jeff Richards

Managing Partner

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Jeff joined GGV Capital in 2008 as a Managing Partner after spending 13 years as an entrepreneur and operating executive in the U.S. and Asia.

Jeff focuses on enterprise/cloud and marketplace investments, and led GGV’s investments in Appirio (acquired by Wipro), Belong Home, BigCommerce, BlueKai (acqu by Oracle), Boxed, Brightwheel, Buddy Media (acqu by Salesforce), Coinbase, Electric.ai, Evolv OnDemand (acqu by Cornerstone), Flipboard, Gladly, HotelTonight (acqu by Airbnb), Lambda School, Namely, People.ai, Percolate, PlushCare, Slice, Tala, Tile, Vic.ai, Workboard and Zylo. Jeff has also been actively involved in GGV’s investments in Domo, Opendoor, Square and Wish.

As a former founder and CEO, Jeff is passionate about leadership, culture and team building and together with Jen Holmstrom created GGV’s Founders + Leaders program.

Prior to joining GGV, Jeff founded two software companies: R4, a supply chain SaaS business acquired by VeriSign (NASDAQ: VRSN), and QuantumShift, a telecom software business backed by Texas Pacific Group (TPG). Earlier in his career, Jeff worked in Asia and Latin America with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Jeff graduated from Dartmouth College, where he sits on the Board of Advisors for the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship and was a four year letterman on the men’s basketball team. Jeff lives in the Bay Area with his wife and four kids.

Sector Focus

Social/Internet

Cloud/Enterprise

Location

Silicon Valley

Select Investments

  • Appirio
  • BigCommerce
  • BlueKai
  • Boxed
  • Brightwheel
  • Buddy Media
  • Buddy Media
  • Electric
  • Flipboard
  • Gladly
  • HotelTonight
  • Lambda School
  • Namely
  • People.ai
  • Percolate
  • PlushCare
  • ShiftGig
  • Slice
  • Tala
  • Tile
  • vic.ai
  • Voicera
  • WorkBoard
  • Zylo