Jeff Richards is candid about having founded a successful startup, and a failure. It’s his experience at these companies, including raising six rounds of funding, that gives him tremendous insight as a venture capitalist. He’s a managing partner at GGV Capital and we’re thrilled to have him on the Pioneer Summit stage to talk about founding startups and funding high growth startups.
At GGV Capital, 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, DOMO, MediaV, Qunar, SocialTouch, Square and Wish.
Jeff recognized as a member of the 2012 Venture Capital 100 by Always-On and he is a graduate of Dartmouth University, where he was a four year letterman on the varsity basketball team.
The GSV Pioneer Summit is the conference for breakthrough innovation and game-changing entrepreneurs. Pioneer Summit is two-day technology conference (September 14-15, 2016) in the heart of Silicon Valley that is focused on the people and companies building tomorrow’s industries. The Pioneer Summit convenes a global community of daring entrepreneurs and connects them with leading growth investors and global corporations who can help scale their efforts. GSVlabs in Redwood City, California will host the 2016 GSV Pioneer Summit. Buy your ticket now to reserve your place.