GV founder Bill Maris on Wednesday said that he was departing the company after an eight-year tenure, and that his replacement would be David Krane, a managing partner and one of his chief deputies at the Alphabet-owned venture capital firm. Krane is a 17-year Google veteran. Maris reportedly wanted to spend more time with his wife and 11-month-old son. The fact that everything was running smoothly at the firm contributed to his decision, he said, rejecting any suggestion that he was leaving because of any changes or directions from Alphabet.