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 internet investments, and currently sits on the boards of or is a board observer at BigCommerce, Boxed, Brightwheel, Electric, Gladly, Lambda School, Namely, Percolate, PlushCare, Slice, Tile and WorkBoard. Jeff also led GGV’s investments in Appirio (acquired by Wipro), BlueKai (acquired by Oracle), Buddy Media (acquired by Salesforce), Evolv OnDemand (acquired by Cornerstone, HotelTonight (acquired by Airbnb), People.ai, ShiftGig, Flipboard, Voicera and Zylo, and has been actively involved in GGV’s investments in Opendoor, Domo, Square and Wish.

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 was a four-year letterman on the basketball team and sits on the Advisory Board for the Dartmouth Entrepreneur Network (DEN).

Sector Focus

Enterprise/Cloud

Social/Internet

Location

Silicon Valley

Select Investments

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