Gardiner Garrard

Founding Partner

Atlanta, GA
With TTV since 2000


“The longer I work in early-stage venture, the more I appreciate how special it is to walk alongside our founders. One moment you are working with just a dream, then before you know it the team has built something significant. Lives and communities are impacted. I will never stop loving the feeling of seeing an idea become reality and admiring the courage it takes to do it.”

Gardiner Garrard is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of TTV Capital. Under his leadership, TTV has been an early investor in Green Dot,, Cardlytics, MX, Greenlight, TaxBit, SmartAsset, among many others.

Gardiner entered the venture capital arena in the late 1990s and was one of the first to recognize the transformative impact technology would have on the way financial services are structured and delivered. Gardiner co-founded TTV in 2000 based on this thesis and has since invested in 100+ companies.

He is particularly interested in the democratization of financial technology to consumers, the embedding of financial products for vertical SaaS solutions, and financial applications built on Web3.

Gardiner is the Vice Chair and Chairman-Elect of the Shuford Entrepreneurship Program at UNC Chapel Hill. He is also a member of the advisory board at the Goizueta Business School and a past board member of the Georgia Economic Development Board. In 2004, he was honored with the Goizueta Business School’s Outstanding Recent Alumni Award and has been recognized multiple times as one of Institutional Investor’s top fintech investors.

Gardiner earned an M.B.A. from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.