Tyson Clark, a general partner with Google Ventures, has passed away. He was 43-years-old.
Part of one a growing — albeit small — list of Black VCs, Clark was also a veteran of the armed forces. During his armed forces career, Clark became a naval nuclear propulsion submarine officer and led the boat’s scuba diving team. He joined Google Ventures — the investment arm of Alphabet, the parent company of Google — six years ago, and has been impactful in the field ever since.
Bloomberg reports that Clark led the investments into such companies as Lightmatter, Ethos, and Evident.io, which was acquired by Palo Alto Networks Inc.
Prior to joining Google Ventures, Clark was an investment banking associate at Morgan Stanley, and a director of corporate development at Oracle Corp. He also spent six years at Andreessen Horowitz, and served on the board of trustees at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Most importantly, Clark was also a proud father of three children.
Statement from Google Ventures
“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
Clark’s impact on the venture capital world as one of the most prominent investors in Silicon Valley will never be forgotten.