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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…

2016 Predictions

It’s hard to believe the holiday season is nearly upon us. While 2015 has been fast-paced, I expect 2016 to bring a new level of excitement. I’ve been thinking about what might transpire next year. Here are a few predictions.Read More…

Highlights from GGV Cyber-security Dinner with Marc Goodman

We held a fascinating cyber-security dinner earlier this week with Marc Goodman, the author of the best selling book, “Future Crimes: Everything is Connected, Everyone is Vulnerable & What We Can Do About It.” We had about 40 cyber-security foundersRead More…

The Mutual Fund Mark Down

For months now, a debate has raged on Twitter about the health of the late-stage, pre-IPO market for investing in startups. Many believe its overheated. Fueling this view, Fidelity, an active pre-IPO investor, recently marked down investments in several pre-IPO high-flyers.Read More…

Reflections From a Long Trip to China

I recently returned from a two-week trip to China, during which my partners at GGV and I held our 15th Anniversary celebratory event.  The festivities were kicked off by GGV Partners Jixun Foo and Jenny Lee, punctuated with heartfelt welcomeRead More…