David Lawee founded Google Capital in Jan 2013.
Previously Lawee ran Google's Corporate Development team overseeing close to 100 acquisitions. Prior to his M&A role, Lawee was Google's VP Marketing. As Google's CMO, Lawee's worldwide mandate included product marketing, field marketing, customer analytics, creative and advertising, as well as directing all of Google's regional marketing groups in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
Previously David co-founded Xfire, a leading online gaming community, where he led product development, marketing and international business development. Xfire became the fastest growing Internet gaming site and was sold to Viacom in early 2006.
David's prior experience includes co-founding 3 other startups including Mosaic Venture Partners, a leading Toronto-based venture capital firm. He also worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company where he served a wide variety of multi-national clients. David holds degrees in Law and Philosophy from McGill University and the University of Western Ontario respectively, as well as an MBA from University of Chicago.
Board & Advisor Roles (7)Update
|Sep, 2015||Thumbtack||$125M / Series E||Google Capital|
|Jan, 2015||CommonFloor||$15M / Series F (Lead)||Google Capital|
|Dec, 2014||SurveyMonkey||$250M / Private Equity||Google Capital|
|Sep, 2014||Credit Karma||$75M / Series C||Google Capital|
|Aug, 2014||Thumbtack||$100M / Series D (Lead)||Google Capital|
|Mar, 2014||Credit Karma||$85M / Series C (Lead)||Google Capital|
|Mar, 2014||Ten-X||$50M / Venture (Lead)||Google Capital|
|May, 2013||Lending Club||$125M / Private Equity||Google Capital|
|Jan, 2013||SurveyMonkey||$444M / Private Equity||Google Capital|
|Feb, 2011||Hearsay Social||$3M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2010||A Bit Lucky||$2.6M / Convertible Note||Personal Investment|
|Mar 21, 2016||Economic Times - Girnar Software raises funds from Google Capital|
|Mar 21, 2016||The Tech Portal - CarDekho Parent GirnarSoft Secures Funding From Google Capital|
|Mar 21, 2016||Tech2 - CarDekho parent company Girnar Software bags funding from Google Capital|
|Mar 21, 2016||TechCrunch - Google Capital invests in Girnar Software, owner of Indian auto portal CarDekho.com|
|Mar 19, 2016||The Tech Portal - CarDekho Parent GirnarSoft Secures Funding From Google Capital|
|Mar 16, 2016||Venture Capital Database - From Android To Waze: Google’s 12 Best Acquisitions Of All Time|
|Dec 21, 2015||Re/code - Meet Google Capital, the Investing Arm With the Keys to the Googleplex Kingdom|
|Sep 15, 2015||WSJ Blogs - Google Bets on Insurance Startup Oscar Health|