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GV

The VC Fund formerly known as Google Ventures. GV provides venture capital funding across fields of life science, enterprise technology, consumer products and services and frontier technology.

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. 

Timeline

October 3, 2019

CEO David Krane suggests GV could sell the rest of its Uber stake at the end of its lockup period.

Funded Companies

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Desktop Metal is a Burlington, Massachusetts-based metal 3D printing company founded in 2015 by Ric Fulop, Jonah Myerberg, and Ely Sachs.

Cockroachs Labs is the New York based company behind Cockroach DB, an open source, distributed SQL database.

A company developing biotherapeutics for the delivery of large drug molecules, peptides, proteins and antibodies

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.

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.

An insurance technology company using artificial intelligence and behavioural economics to offer home and renters insurance.

A biopharmaceutical company that develops treatments for multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacterial infection

Segment is a company providing a data infrastructure for businesses.

OpenDoor is a real estate company based in the US.

A company developing science-based products and services for the health, safety and emotional well-being of children and parents.

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.

A technology company offering software development security platform using open source code.

GitLab is a web-based open source Git repository manager and collaboration platform with wiki and issue tracking features and built-in CI/CD.

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.

Firefly is a mobility based advertising and data platform that allows rideshare drivers to make money through digital advertising.

Magenta Therapeutics is a biotechnology company using stem cells to develop cellular therapies for immune and blood-based diseases.

A synthetic biology company using CRISPR to develop a portfolio of genetic medicines.

GoCardless is a payments company that developed global payments network based on the bank to bank payment systems. It participated in the S11 cohort of Y Combinator

SambaNova Systems is a startup that focuses on machine learning and big data analytics, founded by Kunle Olukotun and Rodrigo Liang.

People

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Andy Wheeler

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Blake Byers

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Braden Kowitz

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Chris Hutchins

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Christina Nyberg

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Daniel Burka

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Dave Munichiello

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David Krane

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Don Dodge

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Erik Nordlander

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Eze Vidra

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Graham Hancock

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Jake Knapp

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Jennifer Gee

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Joe Kraus

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John Lyman

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Jon Stritar

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Karim Faris

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Ken Norton

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Laura Melahn

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Lem Diaz

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M.G. Siegler

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Mandy Kakavas

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Maximos Lih

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Rich Miner

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