M. G. Siegler

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M.G. Siegler in 2008

M.G. Siegler (born November 2, 1981) is a general partner at Google Ventures, where he primarily focuses on seed and early-stage investments.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

He is originally from Ohio, and obtained his B.S. from the University of Michigan in 2004.[2]

Career[edit]

After graduation, he moved out to Los Angeles to get a job in Hollywood, and underwent tasks such as a set PA and a script reader. He then moved to San Diego, where he did front-end web development. During his stint as a web developer, he started taking blogging more seriously, which helped him get noticed by VentureBeat.[2] He became a blogger for VentureBeat from 2007 to 2009, and a blogger for TechCrunch from 2009 to 2014.[3] As a blogger, much of his blogging focused on Apple, and he was "known best for his unabashed pro-Apple bias".[4] He became a partner at CrunchFund in 2011, where he helped build a portfolio including Airbnb, Betable, Crowdtilt, Ifttt, Karma, Mailbox, Path, Square, Uber, Vine, and Yammer.[5] He left CrunchFund for Google Ventures in May 2013.[5]

He serves on the board for Slack. He has invested in companies like Medium and Secret.[6] He regularly maintains a blog on Medium called "500ish Words",[7] and was interviewed in the documentary The Startup Kids.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "M.G. Siegler - General Partner @ GV". CrunchBase. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "An Interview with MG Siegler of TechCrunch on AOL, Startups, and Apple Fanboyism - Mobile and Social Media". Technmarketing.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "M.G. Siegler". Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  4. ^ "MG Siegler Interview - Business Insider". Businessinsider.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Announcing a new GV general partner: MG Siegler — GV Library — Medium". Retrieved February 14, 2016.
  6. ^ "With New Anonymous Social App Secret, the Merit Is in the Message". Recode.net. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
  7. ^ "M.G. Siegler LIVE Chat on Product Hunt". Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  8. ^ "The Startup Kids". Thestartupkids.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016.

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