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GGV Leads $30M Series A1 in Neon: The Database for a Serverless World

Now that “every company is a technology company,” software development has become a high-stakes, winner-takes-all game. As a result, developers everywhere prefer flexible open source and API platforms that make it faster and easier to build and deploy top-quality applications.Read More…

How to Manage Your Startup Through Macro Uncertainty: Lessons From the Global Financial Crisis

A version of this article originally appeared in Forbes. If there’s anything that I’ve learned over two decades as an investor, it’s that hindsight is 20/20—and history has a way of repeating itself.  I first met Bruce Felt in lateRead More…

How to Stand the Test of Time as a Startup

A version of this article originally appeared in Forbes. For any founders and entrepreneurs who may feel stressed and overwhelmed by the turmoil in the public markets, I wanted to share three guiding principles based on my 20-plus years ofRead More…

Vercel Raises a $150M Series D Funding Led by GGV Capital

We are incredibly excited to share that existing GGV Capital portfolio company Vercel has raised a $150M Series D financing led by GGV. Our enthusiasm for Vercel is well earned. Not only has the open source frontend React and Javascript based framework created by Vercel,Read More…

GGV Leads Cacheflow’s $6M Seed Round: BNPL for SaaS Software

As featured on LinkedIn. A consumer can buy anything from a couch or an exercise bike, to a sweater or an iPhone, on installment. Using services like Affirm (a GGV portfolio company), Klarna, Afterpay, or other embedded buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) options,Read More…

Israel Is Pumping Out Billion-Dollar Software Companies: How It Transformed From Startup Nation Into Scale-Up Nation

As published on Forbes. I recently took my first business trip since the pandemic began. Like anyone, I don’t take traveling lightly these days, so I wanted to make sure getting on a plane would make sense from a business,Read More…

How to Build and Foster a Great Developer Community: Best Practices from the Experts

As seen on Forbes. For developer-driven software companies, community is everything. After all, if your business relies on a rabidly loyal, evangelical developer following to spur viral growth and bottoms-up adoption of your product, you first need to foster andRead More…

Why the Next Billion-Dollar Enterprise Software Companies Will be Born Outside the US

As seen on Forbes. I’ve written frequently about how the next wave of developer-focused software companies will fuel a $1 trillion enterprise software market, driven by trends such as free open source platforms and flexible API building blocks. The marketRead More…

GGV Invests in Vercel’s $102M Series C: A Killer Platform for Front-End Web Development

What do companies as diverse as Carhartt, Hulu, IBM, McDonald’s, and Facebook have in common? Their developers all use Vercel, a platform to develop, preview, and ship front-end websites, to build and deploy their websites. Whether a developer is buildingRead More…

GGV Co-Leads $24M Series A in StarTree: Open Source, Real Time Analytics at Massive Scale

Sometimes the brightest software companies are born out of necessity. That’s the case with StarTree, whose founders built the company’s core technology while working as engineers at LinkedIn. GGV is excited to invest in the company’s $24 million Series ARead More…