Blake Byers leaves Google Ventures
Blake Byers has stepped down as a general partner with Google Ventures, after an 9-year run during which he invested primarily in biotech companies like Denali, Grail and Neuralink. He also led the earliest outside investment in Robinhood.
Why it matters: Byers was one of the earliest investors at GV, which has become one of the Silicon Valley's most active venture capital firms.
- It appears that Byers plans to launch his own firm called Byers Capital, based on a LinkedIn profile update. Word is that it will be split around 50/50 between biotech and regular tech, leading Series A and B rounds with the occassional growth equity deal.
- GV tells Axios that some of his board seats will be transitioned to other investors at the firm.