John is a partner at GV, where he invests in early and later stage consumer and enterprise companies. He is a board director or observer at StockX, Stockwell, Podium, Brandless, Blavity and Gametime. He also worked extensively on GV’s investments in Lime and Stripe, and manages the firm’s investment in Toast.
Prior to joining GV, John spent almost a decade at Google. He managed partnerships and marketing teams there, and oversaw the company’s work with technology accelerators and incubators globally. He also created Google Demo Days, which spotlight high-growth startups from around the world.
John’s career before Google focused on progressive public policy and advocacy. He helped launch and was an early employee at both the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), which convened world leaders to solve pressing global challenges, and the Center for American Progress (CAP), a think tank in Washington D.C.
John graduated from Georgetown University with an A.B. in Government and he has an M.P.P from the University of California, Berkeley. He is an advisor at Code for America, and a board member of the TechEquity Collaborative.