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Highlights From My CNBC Squawk Alley Interview

I had the chance to discuss the current state of the VC industry, the increasingly competitive internet giants and the inexorable rise of Bitcoin this past week with Carl Quintanilla, Jon Fortt and Deidre Bosa of CNBC and Balaji Srinivasan,Read More…

Why Multi-Cloud is the Next Big Thing in Technology

As published on LinkedIn. Public cloud computing has surged into tech’s limelight, and many initial doubters are now adapting to the cloud computing wave. Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, famously remarked in 2008: “What the hell is cloud computing?… I have no idea whatRead More…

Top 10 Lessons from HashiCorp Founder Armon Dadgar

Yesterday, I had the pleasure to interview Armon Dadgar, co-founder and CTO of HashiCorp, over dinner with a great group of founders of several exciting enterprise startups. Having first invested in HashiCorp’s Series A in 2014, we at GGV are delightedRead More…

Congratulations HashiCorp on Raising a $40M Series C Co-led by GGV Capital

We’re delighted to announce GGV has co-led HashiCorp’s $40M Series C financing, along with Redpoint. This round was raised from existing investors – Mayfield and True Ventures joined GGV and Redpoint in the round. Our journey with HashiCorp began inRead More…

The MongoDB IPO & Why it Matters

Every once in a while, an IPO has a much bigger impact on overall IPO sentiment than people expect. For example, while everyone watched the Snap deal closely, with its malaise casting a pall on the IPO market, less anticipatedRead More…

Congratulations NS1 on Raising a $20M Series B1 Led by GGV Capital

The NS1 founders (left to right – Alex, Kris and Jon) – photo credit Saskia Uppencamp Congratulations NS1 on raising a $20M Series B1 round led by GGV Capital. My partners and I are ecstatic to be backing NS1, andRead More…

The Spotify IPO?

I will be dating myself with this reference, but… much like the old Fleetwood Mac album, “Rumours” are swirling around Spotify potentially seeking a “direct listing” versus a traditional IPO. Whether or not it happens remains to be seen, butRead More…

Highlights from Leadership Dinner w/ Mitchell Hashimoto

Last night, my colleagues Crystal Huang, Jen Holmstrom and I hosted Mitchell Hashimoto, founder of GGV portfolio company HashiCorp, for a leadership dinner along with several other founders and senior product executives in the software infrastructure space.  It was aRead More…

My CNBC Segment re SNAP’s IPO

I had a lot of fun this past Friday with Jon Fortt, Carl Quintanilla and Kelly Evans on CNBC’s Squawk Alley.  We discussed SNAP’s IPO. In particular, I argued that the pricing makes sense, the deal was actually helped byRead More…

The Coming Global Cyber War

In December 2015 I predicted that in ’16 we’d see a major cyber attack against the US on our soil perpetrated by an enemy of the state. With the Russians interfering with our most prized democratic possession, the presidential election,Read More…