Jeff Richards

Managing Partner, GGV Capital

Jeff Richards is a partner at GGV Capital, a $1.6B venture capital fund focused on the US and China. Jeff sits on the Board of Appirio, Buddy Media, BlueKai, Citrus Lane, and Evolv OnDemand, and is involved with GGV’s investments in HiSoft, Meilishuo, Qunar, 21ViaNet, and Square. Prior to GGV, Jeff spent 13 years as an entrepreneur and operating executive.  Most recently, he founded and sold software and services provider R4 to VeriSign, then spent 3 years as VP Digital Content Services at VeriSign. Prior to R4, Jeff co-founded QuantumShift and was a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the US and Asia. Jeff graduated from Dartmouth College, sits on the Board of the First Tee Tri Valley, and is active with several other Bay Area nonprofits.