Avid Larizadeh Duggan, GV’s solitary womanlike GP, leaves to join song tech startup Kobalt


GV (formerly famous as Google Ventures) mislaid a one womanlike ubiquitous partner. London-based Avid Larizadeh Duggan has joined Kobalt, a 17-year-old, New York-based song tech association that acts as a publisher and provides kingship tracking services for marks when they are played opposite several digital platforms. 

Larizadeh Duggan, who’d led an investment in Kobalt for GV, takes a pretension of EVP, Chief Strategy and Business Officer.

Before fasten GV, Larizadeh Duggan co-founded Boticca, an online concert that sole conform accessories from eccentric brands and was acquired by Wolf Badger in 2015. The HBS grad also spent scarcely 3 years as an associate with Accel Partners commencement in 2006.

It duration leaves GV with usually dual remaining women on a 16-person investing team: principal Terri Burns, before an associate product manager during Google, and partner Laura Melahn, who formerly determined GV’s selling duty in London.

Larizadeh Duggan, who starts work during Kobalt subsequent month, was also usually one of usually dual ubiquitous partners left in GV’s London office. In fact, her depart leaves usually Tom Hulme, a former pattern executive for IDEO Europe, to manage a outfit’s investments on a continent. From what we understand, there will be some-more people combined over time, though not in a sold rush. 

Asked about Larizadeh Duggan’s preference to leave, a orator for GV said she had  “found that she unequivocally missed a day-to-day operational aspect of building a startup, and Kobalt is a good fit for her. They will advantage from her leadership.”

Sources tighten to a outfit supplement that Hulme will continue to grow GV’s participation in Europe, with GV’s full support, and that a organisation is tighten to announcing some investments.

GV had led Kobalt’s $60 million Series C turn behind in 2015. According to Crunchbase, a association has left on to lift $205 million altogether from investors, including Hearst Entertainment and Section 32, a new try organisation combined final year by former GV CEO Bill Maris.

 

 

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