Google Ventures announced on its blog today that tech blogger and investor MG Siegler is joining Google Ventures as a general partner, focusing on seed and early-stage investments.
For the last 19 months MG Siegler was working with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington on setting up CrunchFund. MG says he’ll continue to provide support for CrunchFund and will also continue to write at TechCrunch.
In a post on his own blog today, Siegler discussed the move, saying that he had been speaking with its team and managing partner, Bill Maris, for a few months now. He called the move a “perfect fit.”
Like CrunchFund, Siegler will be working on mostly seed and early-stage investments, working alongside general partners Wesley Chan and Kevin Rose.
Here’s what Google Ventures Managing Partner, Bill Maris, had to say about bringing Siegler into the fold:
Over the years, MG has tracked the development of hundreds of startups, first through his work as a journalist with TechCrunch, and later as a general partner at CrunchFund, where he has helped build a portfolio which includes Airbnb, Betable, Crowdtilt, Ifttt, Karma, Mailbox, Path, Square, Uber, Vine, and Yammer. MG will continue to contribute to TechCrunch, and we’re thrilled to add his unique perspective to Google Ventures, and our portfolio.
So, an Apple fanatic enters the Google building!