Jeff Richards

Managing Partner
Jeff joined GGV Capital in 2008 as a Managing Partner after spending 13 years as an entrepreneur and operating executive in the U.S. and Asia.

Jeff focuses on enterprise/cloud and marketplace investments, and led GGV’s investments in Appirio (acq by Wipro), Belong, BigCommerce (NASDAQ: BIGC), BlueKai (acq by Oracle), Boxed, Brightwheel, Buddy Media (acq by Salesforce), Coinbase (NASDAQ: COIN),, Evolv OnDemand (acq by Cornerstone), Gladly, Handshake, HotelTonight (acq by Airbnb), Lambda School, Mindee, Namely,, PlushCare/Accolade (NASDAQ: ACCD), Slice, Tala, Tile,, Workboard, and Zylo.

As a former founder and CEO, Jeff is passionate about leadership, culture, and team building, and together with Jen Holmstrom created GGV’s Founders + Leaders program. Jeff also cofounded the AllRaise Board Xcelerate program along with AllRaise CEO, Pam Kostka. The program has rapidly become an industry leader in driving board diversity for private technology companies. Jeff also hosts the video series, “Unscripted,” where he has candid conversations with industry thought leaders.

Prior to joining GGV, Jeff founded two software companies: R4, a supply chain SaaS business acquired by VeriSign (NASDAQ: VRSN), and QuantumShift, a telecom software business backed by Texas Pacific Group (TPG). Earlier in his career, Jeff worked in Asia and Latin America with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Jeff graduated from Dartmouth College, where his is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship and was a four-year letterman on the men’s basketball team. Jeff lives in the Bay Area with his wife and four kids.

Sector Focus

  • Enterprise Tech


Silicon Valley

Select Investments

  • Appirio
  • Belong
  • BigCommerce
  • BlueKai
  • Boxed
  • Brightwheel
  • Buddy Media
  • Citrus Lane
  • Coinbase
  • Curebase
  • Electric
  • Evolv
  • Fairmarkit
  • Gladly Software
  • Handshake
  • HotelTonight
  • Lambda School
  • Mindee
  • Namely
  • PlushCare
  • Seismic
  • Slice
  • Stream
  • Tala
  • Tile
  • WorkBoard
  • Yac
  • Zylo