Deepset: Moving Open Source NLP Forward

April 28, 2022

At GV, we believe that open source platforms will unlock enterprise value in the most collaborative and transparent way. This is why we invested in open source leaders like Cockroach Labs, GitLab, Redpanda, Snorkel AI, Synk, and Upbound. Today I'm delighted to announce our latest open source investment in deepset — GV's first investment in Germany.

Our Investment in Veza and Authorization in Data Security

April 27, 2022

Doing business today requires trusting customers to use and share company data in the cloud, but that has become riskier than ever. The simple reason is that many businesses are missing a critical layer of data security: authorization.

Calico’s Cynthia Kenyon on The Science of Aging

April 19, 2022

Thirty years ago, cutting-edge research showed that a single gene mutation in the worm C. elegans doubled its lifespan. Inspired by this research, the Theory and Practice team asked: as humans, how long will we live, and how long can we live?

Theory and Practice Podcast: Geoffrey Hinton on the Exploration of Thought

April 12, 2022

This season on the Theory and Practice podcast, we've explored what lies ahead for the future of life sciences and data sciences. We've gone deep into discussions about the cutting edge of genomics, investigated the building blocks of life, and looked into how the human mind works with some of the most brilliant experts in the field. Today listeners can dive into an even more abstract concept: "What is a thought?"

Warp’s Reinvention of the Command Line Terminal for Modern Developers

April 05, 2022

Like most people who first experienced computing in the 1980s, I had to be a terminal user, even if I just wanted to play a game or send an email. Since those early days, modern UX techniques have made computing far more accessible for every type of user, except programmers who still use the command line terminal every day.

Searching for Psychiatry’s Future with Stanford Professor Karl Deisseroth

April 05, 2022

Psychiatry as a field will be unrecognizable in the next 10 to 20 years, given our new understanding of the role of brain circuits in the generation of emotions and behavior. This week on Theory and Practice, we talked with Professor Karl Deisseroth, D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

An Exploration of Protein Folding with Professor David Baker

March 29, 2022

Much of what we've discussed in this season's Theory and Practice relates to the fascinating world of the human genome. Today, we expand that conversation to talk about the output from our genomes: proteins. We can think of no better guest for that topic than esteemed professor and Breakthrough Prize winner David Baker.

A Deep Dive into Consumer Marketplaces

March 28, 2022

GV has invested more than $500M in consumer marketplace companies, beginning in 2010 when we led Turo’s Series A, and spiking in 2014 when we backed Uber, which still holds the record as our largest investment ever. My colleague M.G. Siegler and I sat down to talk about what we look for in marketplace companies, the dynamics that shape this space, the challenge of scale, and what to expect from the evolution of Web3 and NFTs.

Dr. Jay Bradner of Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research on Hope for Cancer Medicine’s Future

March 22, 2022

In the last 20 years or so, many new cancer treatments have emerged that provide greater precision and targeting of cancer cells. Today, we have a better understanding of the genetic components of cancer. Through novel technology and cutting-edge science, we’re now able to understand how the accumulation of molecular alterations in the genome leads to the coding of proteins that can promote uncontrolled cell division.

Breaking Barriers in Gene Editing with Professor David Liu

March 15, 2022

Genome editing holds the potential to be a transformative new therapy, and the pace of progress is truly breathtaking. In episode two of this season's Theory and Practice podcast, we had the honor of talking with Professor David Liu. He was recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine, and is the founder of an astonishing nine companies — including Beam Therapeutics, Prime Medicine, and Editas Medicine.

Introducing Theory and Practice Season 3: A Conversation on the "Dark Genome" with Dr. Rosana Kapeller

March 08, 2022

For the third season of The Theory and Practice Podcast, we wanted to ask: what lies ahead for the intersection of life sciences and data sciences in the next ten years? My good friend and trusted colleague Dr. Rosana Kapeller, A GV Fellow and the CEO of Rome Therapeutics with over 25 years’ experience in science and therapeutics sat down with us to explore the vastness of the "dark genome" and why "junk DNA" has been overlooked for so many decades.

Black Founders, Investors, and the Future of the Blockchain Ecosystem

By: Candice Morgan & Terri Burns
February 28, 2022

As part of our ongoing celebration of Black History Month, we partnered with CapitalG to host a panel of Black leaders driving influential work in the blockchain space. We brought together Yele Bademosi (CEO & Co-Founder of Nestcoin, Founder of Microtraction), Mercedes Bent (Partner at Lightspeed), and Leon Marshall (Global Head of Sales at Genesis, Co-Founder of Crypto@LBS) to discuss trends in the broader web3 space, crypto as an investable asset, democratizing access to economic opportunity, and the potential impact of these systems on Black communities and culture.

"There's No Better Time Than Now": Welcoming Biotech Executive Cathy Friedman to GV

January 06, 2022

At GV, we often talk about the power of long-term relationships and the importance of building broad, deep networks. We operate in a team environment, share common values, and have a genuine mission to put people and patients first. That's why I'm especially excited to announce healthcare and finance industry veteran Cathy Friedman as our newest Executive Venture Partner

Understanding the Latinx Experience Within VC

December 02, 2021

Even with 1 in 5 people in the U.S. identifying as Hispanic, only 3% of funders and 2% of founders are Latinx respectively, resulting in under 1% of investor and PE dollars. This underinvestment blocks one of the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. economy.

Google’s Kelsey Hightower and Polar Signals Founder Frederic Branczyk on the Future of DevOps

November 23, 2021

In this episode of GV News, Polar Signals CEO and founder Frederic Branczyk joins Google’s Kelsey Hightower and me to discuss the evolution of infrastructure management, and the increasing importance of continuous profiling as an observability tool for modern developer operations (DevOps) organizations.

Attracting More Vets into Tech: A Veterans’ Day Conversation with HOVER’s A.J. Altman

November 11, 2021

In recognition of Veterans’ Day, I wanted to share a recent conversation I had with my fellow veteran A.J. Altman about how to attract more people with military backgrounds into the tech sector.

GitLab’s IPO: On Culture, Tech, and Long-Term Thinking

October 14, 2021

In 2017, shortly after we led Gitlab’s $20M Series C, I texted CEO Sid Sijbrandij to ask if the company had hit the metrics he’d presented in the pitch. Weeks had elapsed, and I was eager to hear how the business was tracking...

Navigating Your First Board Journey

October 05, 2021

In June, we invited Jana Rich, Founder and CEO of Rich Talent Group, to share her perspective with our 2021 Impact List honorees on how to navigate the board journey.