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Congratulations BitSight on Raising a $40 Million Series C Led by GGV Capital

Congratulations BitSight on raising a $40 million Series C financing. The entire GGV Capital team is excited to have led the round, and I’m delighted to have joined the BitSight board. As part of our extensive work in cybersecurity, whereRead More…

Congratulations HashiCorp on Raising a $24M Series B Led by GGV

Congratulations HashiCorp on raising a $24M Series B financing.  My partners and I at GGV are delighted to have led the round.  We participated in HashiCorp’s Series A financing in September ’14 and I joined the board then, so we’veRead More…

Twilio: From API to IPO

I enjoy honoring the founders of companies who “go long” on this blog by conducting breakdowns of their IPOs. Unfortunately in 2016 so far, there haven’t been many opportunities to do so given the record-low number of IPOs. This paucityRead More…

China Revisited

I recently returned from a week in China – my second trip there in the past five weeks.  On both visits, I had the chance to catch up with several entrepreneurs and friends.  Some interesting themes and patterns emerged forRead More…

Highlights from GGV CEO Dinner on NextGen Sales & Marketing

This past week, we hosted a GGV CEO dinner on next generation sales & marketing. In addition to 40 great founders and execs in attendance, we held a very informative chat with Bill Macaitis, CMO of Slack (and former CMORead More…

My Conversation with Emily Chang on Bloomberg West

I had a nice conversation with Emily Chang today on her Bloomberg West show (see below).  We covered topics such as China’s growing repeat entrepreneur community, how GGV plans to manage the funds we recently raised and why Didi willRead More…

Momentum — Builds Slowly, Evaporates Quickly

I spent an excellent two days in LA this past week at The Upfront Summit.  Mark Suster and his partners did a great job putting together a strong group of speakers and attendees. During a panel conversation, I mentioned aRead More…

Talking Square on CNBC

I had a fun conversation yesterday with Carl Quintanilla, Kayla Tausche and John Fortt on CNBC’s Squawk Alley regarding Square.  (See below for video interview) In particular, they were interested in whether Jack Dorsey can run two companies effectively. BelowRead More…

The IPO Sweet Spot

I noticed some very interesting research this weekend on the optimal IPO timing sweetspot done by Chris Lochhead and his group at Play Bigger via a tweet from Bill Gurley. Chris is a very talented marketing exec turned coach. IRead More…

Top Ten Books – 2015

Last December, I experimented with a list of my top 10 books of 2014. Many of you told me you found the list useful, so I’ve decided to share my top 10 reads of 2015 (actually top 12 books sinceRead More…