She joins from GV -- formerly Google Ventures -- the venture capital investment arm of Alphabet Inc., where Kobalt was one of her portfolio companies.
Kobalt has hired Avid Larizadeh Duggan to lead global strategy and business development for Kobalt as the executive vice president and chief strategy and business officer.
Larizadeh Duggan joins Kobalt from GV -- formerly Google Ventures -- the venture capital investment arm of Alphabet Inc., where she was general partner and ran GV's investment in Kobalt. She has 20 years of experience in the startup ecosystem, including past work as a developer, product manager, founder, investor and adviser.
"Avid has a big passion for tech, building products and growing companies. Adding to that, she is a great person and team player," said Kobalt founder and CEO Willard Ahdritz. "I am very happy to welcome her to the Kobalt executive team, where she will help us in continuing to build the new music industry."