Jeff Richards is a managing partner at GGV Capital, the leading China-U.S. venture fund. Jeff joined GGV in 2008 after spending 13 years as an entrepreneur and operating executive in the U.S. and Asia. Jeff focuses on the Internet, software, and mobile sectors, and currently sits on the boards of Appirio, Citrus Lane, Evolv OnDemand, and Percolate. Jeff led GGV’s investments in BlueKai (acquired in 2014 by Oracle), Buddy Media (acquired in 2012 by Salesforce.com), Flipboard, Quixey, HotelTonight ,and Spreecast, and is actively involved in GGV’s investments in 21ViaNet (VNET), Flipboard, hiSoft (HSFT), Qunar, SocialTouch, Square, and MediaV. Prior to joining GGV, Jeff founded two software companies (R4, acquired by VeriSign, and QuantumShift) and spent three years as an executive at VeriSign. Jeff graduated from Dartmouth College, where he was a four-year letterman on the varsity basketball team.
Managing Partner, GGV Capital