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As part of our ongoing Growth Profiles series, today we’d like to introduce you to Jeremiah Gordon, CapitalG’s General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer and one of the National Diversity Council’s Most Influential African Americans in Business for 2021.

In his own words, you’ll hear Jeremiah’s insights on venture capital’s push for diversity, the EID (Equity, Inclusion and Diversity) initiatives he’s most excited about, and how other leaders can drive progress in their own organizations. Enjoy!

So Jeremiah, as general counsel you’re in charge of all things legal. Can you tell us what that entails, and what would you say makes your work at CapitalG so unique?

Sure, so as general counsel I’m the executive responsible for all of our fund’s legal work including investment documentation, portfolio exits, board director advising…


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By Gene Frantz, general partner at CapitalG, and James Luo, vice president at CapitalG.

Cybersecurity has long been a business imperative, but last year’s COVID-induced plunge into widespread remote work followed by the massive security break into U.S. government agencies and private companies catapulted security’s importance — and urgency — to a fever pitch.

Here’s how the events of 2020 killed the traditional security framework and how zero trust can save enterprises from having to feel the same pains ever again.

The problem with perimeter-based security (and why we don’t live in castles today)

For decades before the rise of cloud infrastructure, archetypal cybersecurity architecture was analogous to rigid walls guarding a castle…


Johanna Flower, Former CMO of Crowdstrike
Johanna Flower, Former CMO of Crowdstrike

At a recent CapitalG growth forum, our CMOs spent time with Johanna Flower, former CMO at CrowdStrike. Johanna played a key role in building out the marketing organization as they scaled from $12 million ARR to well over $700 million ARR and a successful IPO in 2019.

In this post you’ll get a glimpse inside the forum where Johanna, CapitalG senior operating partner Johan Duramy and our CMOs discussed growth, scaling, and what it takes to build a long-lasting brand.

Johan: When you joined CrowdStrike, there were lots of other cybersecurity companies trying to take their share of the market…


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By Sergio Abreu, Lissa Seem, Luis Vilela & Adrian Stalder, Monetization & Pricing Strategy at Google

Get customers now, monetize later. That’s been the mantra for most growth-stage companies who are convinced that the only way to build a customer base is to make things cheap or free.

But as many CapitalG portfolio companies have shown, monetization and growth don’t have to be a trade-off. In fact, prioritizing pricing can have a multiplier effect, creating a flywheel in which better monetization unlocks revenue that can be re-invested in additional growth.

In this article, you’ll learn how to take advantage of…


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By Laela Sturdy, general partner at CapitalG

Covid-19 has demonstrated that seamless, expeditious, and highly personalized digital experiences are a necessity, not a nice to have. Businesses everywhere have been forced into rapid digital transformation to meet customers when and where they are — in many cases, condensing development timelines from years to mere months.

A survey published by McKinsey in October found that the global share of digital interactions has increased by more than 60% over the past year.

Digitization is helping to bolster our Covid-stricken economy and will continue to help drive economic recovery — including new job…


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By Derek Zanutto, general partner at CapitalG

Solving the ‘Big Data’ Challenge

We have undeniably entered the age of “Big Data.” Companies across industries have dedicated teams, budget, and time to execute against data-driven strategies that push their organizations forward. While the ROI of a data-driven strategy is undeniable, the process of getting there is much easier said than done.

Often, the challenge for companies lies with the task of taking the massive amount of data that’s produced and turning it into insights — coupled with a need to do so as quickly as possible. In our recent survey of Fortune 500 Chief Data Officers…


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By Laela Sturdy, general partner at CapitalG

Previously published on Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs and VCs frequently talk about how the first phase of a company’s lifecycle can be distilled down to one singular goal: finding product-market fit. But what comes next? How does a company on a positive trajectory, with a product customers like and are willing to purchase or use, grow into a successful multibillion-dollar company, or, better yet, an enduring franchise? …


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Predictions for a new year inevitably start with reflection on the past. And what a year it has been.

We’ve seen incredible tenacity from our portfolio companies, the CapitalG team and our amazing network of Alphabet advisors who continue to tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges while living through some of the most unpredictable — and most trying — times in history.

Though we face many challenges ahead, we’re fortunate to work with some of the world’s brightest minds who are more than ready to lead the way.


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Congratulations to the team at Airbnb on an incredible growth journey. We’re excited about your public market debut and can’t wait to see what comes next!

When CapitalG general partner David Lawee first met Airbnb co-founders Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk in 2015, Airbnb was growing fast, but still figuring out how to coexist with the travel industry. Our reason for investing was simple: we believed in their vision for Airbnb and how it would change the world.

Brian, Joe and Nathan recognized shifts in how people were living, working and exploring the world. They understood that people…


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Congratulations to Matt King and the entire FanDuel team on their continued success!

Since we first invested in 2015, the FanDuel team has navigated an incredibly dynamic environment to build a flourishing business. Their mission of “Making Sports More Exciting” has been the core of everything they do, serving passionate sports fans with the games and content they crave while also pushing the industry forward with continuous innovation.

The FanDuel Group has established themselves as the premier gaming destination in the United States, with 8.5 million customers across 46 states and an ever-expanding presence across gaming, sports betting, daily fantasy sports, advance-deposit wagering and media.

We are proud of the growth and success the FanDuel team has achieved and wish them the best in this next chapter of their journey!

CapitalG

We are Alphabet’s independent growth fund

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