Launched as Google Ventures in 2009, GV is the venture capital arm of Alphabet, Inc. The VC fund has invested in more than 300 companies across the fields of life science, healthcare, artificial intelligence, robotics, transportation, cyber security, and agriculture. GV’s team consists of engineers, designers, physicians, scientists, marketers and investors which work together to provide support to startups.
GV is described as an independent fund managing money for one limited partner, Google parent Alphabet. As of 2017 the company has $2.4 billion in assets and aims to deploy about $500 million every year to promising tech startups. GV has said that it aims to be a pure venture firm driven by financial returns rather then for investing in startups that help Google’s other business units.
CEO David Krane suggests GV could sell the rest of its Uber stake at the end of its lockup period.
Cloudera is a business enterprise founded by Christophe Bisciglia, Jeff Hammerbacher and Amr Awadallah.
Cockroachs Labs is the New York based company behind Cockroach DB, an open source, distributed SQL database.
Owkin is a medical treatment and therapeutics company founded by Thomas Clozel. They develop artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to augment and develop medical and biological research.
A company developing biotherapeutics for the delivery of large drug molecules, peptides, proteins and antibodies
OpenDoor is a real estate company based in the US.
Vungle (Vungle, Inc.) is startup which powers video advertisements inside of mobile apps and games.
U.S-based e-learning platform teaching coding, UX, and data science.
Airbnb provides an online platform for listing, searching and booking rental accommodations.
A technology company developing and providing a communications platform for web and mobile businesses to interact with customers.
Segment is a company providing a data infrastructure for businesses.
An insurance technology company using artificial intelligence and behavioural economics to offer home and renters insurance.
An exosome therapeutics company founded in 2016 and based in Oxford, UK, that uses exosomes to deliver small and large molecule therapeutics. The company has a proprietary technology to modify exosomes to target specific organs such as the brain and central nervous system.
A biopharmaceutical company that develops treatments for multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacterial infection
An insurance technology offering a platform for companies to manage health insurance policies for their employees.
Plaid is a company providing businesses with tools and access to develop a digital financial system.
A technology company offering software development security platform using open source code.
A company developing science-based products and services for the health, safety and emotional well-being of children and parents.
IonQ is a quantum computing company developing ion trap technology.
A therapeutics company founded in 2016 working in drug discovery and development using fungi. LifeMine uses genomics approaches to search for biosynthetic genes in eukaryotic microbes for the discovery of naturally inspired drugs to treat previously untreatable and significant chronic diseases.
GitLab is a web-based open source Git repository manager and collaboration platform with wiki and issue tracking features and built-in CI/CD.
Airware is an enterprise drone analytics company that enables businesses to harness aerial data and integrate it with existing information and workflows to improve efficiency, productivity and safety. The company provides aerial insights drone solutions for insurance, mining, construction and other industry.
Rodin Therapeutics is a biotechnology company developing treatments for Alzheimer's disease that is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts and was founded in 2013 by Ankit Mahadevia and Martin Jefson.
Viz.ai is a healthcare startup that uses artificial intelligence to identify early signs of stroke.
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- UberUber Technologies Inc. is a transportation network company (TNC) headquartered in San Francisco, California.
- Bill MarisInvestor. Previously co-founded GV (formerly known as Google Ventures).
- GitLabGitLab is a web-based open source Git repository manager and collaboration platform with wiki and issue tracking features and built-in CI/CD.
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