David Lawee Joins Advisory Board

June 24, 2017

Altas Partners is delighted to welcome David Lawee to the firm’s Advisory Board. David has a deep appreciation for how technologies can enable businesses, and transform industries, stemming from his experience as both an investor and a leader over many years at Google and CapitalG. David will bring valuable insight and a differentiated perspective to Altas and our businesses. David joins Yves de Balmann, Tony Bowe, John Francis, Andrew Hauptman, Joe Natale and Katie Taylor as advisors to the firm.


David Lawee is a Partner at CapitalG. Previously, David was Google’s Vice President of Corporate Development, managing the company’s acquisitions and investments. Over David’s five-year tenure Google acquired approximately 100 companies. Before that, as Google’s first Vice President of Marketing, David managed all of Google’s consumer, advertiser and partner marketing, globally.

Before joining Google, David was a founder of Xfire, a leading online gaming community, which was acquired by Viacom. Previously, David co-founded three other start-ups including Mosaic Venture Partners, a leading Toronto-based venture capital firm. He also worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.

David holds degrees in law and philosophy from McGill University and the University of Western Ontario respectively, as well as an MBA from the University of Chicago.


Altas Partners is an investment firm with a long-term orientation focused on acquiring significant interests in high-quality, market-leading businesses in partnership with outstanding management teams. Key elements of our approach include prudent capital structures, active ownership through strategic and operational support and an emphasis on sustainable value creation. We strive to deliver outstanding investment returns for our investing partners. Altas was founded as a collaborative partnership and is led by seasoned private equity professionals and experienced operating executives.