GV (Google Ventures) announced seasoned Silicon Valley executive Michael “McB” McBride as the newest General Partner at the firm.
Based in GV’s San Francisco office, McBride will focus on investing in early-stage enterprise technology companies, including the next generation of companies powered by open-source technologies and AI-driven approaches.
Previously, McBride was the CRO of portfolio company GitLab. Under his go-to-market leadership, GitLab’s revenue run-rate grew more than 100x, scaling beyond the IPO. He is a seasoned operator and go-to-market executive with three decades of experience, who has grown and scaled multiple businesses, including Meraki (acquired by Cisco), Good Technology (acquired by Motorola), and Lookout. Before his go-to-market and product leadership roles, McBride was twice a founding executive of both an enterprise software business and a consumer social company.
With Alphabet as a sole limited partner, GV invests across the life sciences, consumer, enterprise, crypto, climate, and frontier technology sectors. Its operating partners support startups at the earliest stages of company-building across design, equity, diversity & inclusion, talent, and engineering. The team members also help startups interface with Google, providing access to its technology and talent.
Launched as Google Ventures in 2009, GV has over $8 billion in assets under management and 400 active portfolio companies across North America and Europe. Notable investment outcomes include Uber, Nest, Slack, GitLab, Duo Security, Flatiron Health, Verve Therapeutics, and One Medical. GV is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices in Cambridge, New York, and London.