CapitalG is the late-stage growth capital fund financed by Alphabet, and based in Mountain View, CA. Founded in 2013, it focuses on larger, growth stage technology companies, and invests for profit rather than strategically for Alphabet. In addition to capital investment, CapitalG's approach includes giving portfolio companies access toAlphabet’s people, knowledge, and culture to support the companies’ growth and offer them guidance. This includes connecting them with a roster of advisors, such as David Drummond (Google’s SVP of Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer) and Sundar Pichai (Google’s SVP of Product). Capital G was started by partner David Lawee, formerly Google’s Vice President of Corporate Development, and before that, Google’s first Vice President of Marketing. Lawee was joined by partners Gene Frantz (formerly a partner at private equity firm TPG), Laela Sturdy (former Director of Sales & Business Operations at Google) and Gretchen Howard (former Managing Director in Sales & Business Operations at Google.) Capital G also comprises over 30 advisors from senior positions within Alphabet, who offer portfolio companies guidance in business areas such as data science, engineering, marketing, and product management.