Tyson Clark, a general partner with Google Ventures, died at the age of 43
Tyson Clark, a general partner with Google Ventures (GV), has passed away at the age of 43. During his time as GV, Clark spent his career in enterprise technology, focusing on companies in the SaaS application and data center infrastructure spaces.
Six years ago, Clark joined Google Ventures, the investment arm of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, and has been impactful in the field ever since. Bloomberg also reported that Clark led the investments into such companies as Lightmatter, Ethos, and Evident.io, which was acquired by Palo Alto Networks Inc.
Clark was an investment banking associate at Morgan Stanley, and a director of corporate development at Oracle Corp. Prior to joining GV, Clark was a partner at Andreessen Horowitz where he spent six years. During his time at Andreessen Horowitz, he was on the corporate development team and advised enterprise portfolio companies.
Before joining GV, Clark spent six years in the United States Navy, serving on submarines as both a nuclear propulsion officer and Navy scuba diver. He also served as a US Naval nuclear submarine officer, where he led the boat’s scuba diving team. Tyson had a B.S. in industrial engineering from Stanford (with honors) and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Most importantly, Clark was a husband and a proud father of three children.
In a statement on Twitter, Google Ventures said:
“With great sadness, we share the news that Tyson Clark, our friend and GV general partner, passed away yesterday due to sudden complications from a health issue. We are stunned and shattered by this loss. The GV team extends our deepest sympathies to Tyson’s family and loved ones. We are privileged to know his warmth, intellect, integrity, mentorship and humor. We will miss him profoundly.”
With great sadness, we share that Tyson Clark, our friend and GV general partner, passed away yesterday due to sudden complications from a health issue. We are shattered by this loss, and will miss him profoundly. pic.twitter.com/Rsjl0zDLMz
— GV (@GVteam) December 9, 2021