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.
Impossible Foods is a plant-based meat company making meat and dairy products that are made to look and feel like animal products by manufacturing heme, the oxygen binding molecule found in blood, using engineered yeast grown in bioreactors.
Cockroachs Labs is the New York based company behind Cockroach DB, an open source, distributed SQL database.
Cloudera is a business enterprise founded by Christophe Bisciglia, Jeff Hammerbacher and Amr Awadallah.
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
Vungle (Vungle, Inc.) is startup which powers video advertisements inside of mobile apps and games.
Airbnb provides an online platform for listing, searching and booking rental accommodations.
U.S-based e-learning platform teaching coding, UX, and data science.
CircleUp is a San Francisco, California based venture capital firm founded in 2012 by Rory Eakin and Ryan Caldbeck.
Vaccitech is a T cell immunotherapy company developing products to treat and prevent infectious disease and cancer
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.
Plaid is a company providing businesses with tools and access to develop a digital financial system.
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.
LendUp is a company building credit products that cater people with low credit or volatile income. It participated in the W12 cohort of Y Combinator.
An insurance technology offering a platform for companies to manage health insurance policies for their employees.
Lime is a mobile platform that allows users to unlock its fleet of shared bikes and scooters.
A biopharmaceutical company that develops treatments for multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacterial infection
Universe is a mobile website builder offering no code development founded in 2014 by Joseph Cohen.
IonQ is a quantum computing company developing ion trap technology based in College Park, Maryland-based company founded by Christopher Monroe.
Zipline is an automated logistics company that designs, manufactures, and delivers medical products.
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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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