David Lawee

Founder & General Partner at CapitalG


David founded CapitalG in 2013, drawing on his experience both at Google and as a serial entrepreneur to inform the strategy for the growth fund. Since then, he has helped transform high-potential startups into some of the most highly valued businesses of our generation, including Airbnb, Lyft, Snap, Robinhood, Credit Karma, Oscar, Lending Club and Thumbtack.

Prior to CapitalG, David played a pivotal role in Google’s growth story--first as Google’s Chief Marketing Officer and then as the instrumental VP of corporate development where his group spearheaded over 100 acquisitions for the company.

Before joining Google, David successfully founded a number of start-up ventures including Xfire, a leading online gaming community acquired by Viacom, and Mosaic Venture Partners, a Toronto-based venture capital firm.

David holds degrees in law and philosophy from McGill University and the University of Western Ontario respectively, as well as an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is an avid skier and lives in Los Gatos, CA with his wife and kids.


  • Founder & General Partner

    Current role

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