John Gardner

John has led and managed investments in companies across the information technology spectrum, including enterprise software, carrier software, systems and component companies.

John comes to NGP Capital from BlueRun Ventures, where he was one of the founding partners. Prior to that, John held a senior business development role at Nokia and has over 20 years of experience advising and working with start-up and emerging businesses, including extensive transactional experience in mergers, acquisitions and venture capital investments. John holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a law degree from the University of Cincinnati – College of Law. John is based in Silicon Valley.

NGP Capital
NGP Capital supports the makers of the Connected World. Providing deep industry expertise and an extensive network, NGP helps entrepreneurs accelerate company growth. With offices in the US, Europe, India and China, NGP extends the reach of companies making their products and services local everywhere. The active portfolio includes companies such as Vida, Lifesum, Netpulse, Yogaia, Clue, Deliveroo, Moovit, GetYourGuide, Babbel, Adknowledge, Cloudmark, Netpulse, PubMatic, Retail Next, Sensoro, Vizury, Verve and more. Among NGP’s portfolio exits are China’s largest M&A exits of all time; Ganji and UCweb. Significant involvement for NGP Capital in unicorn Quikr. Visit for more information.