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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

February 9, 2021
GV leads $15 million funding round in 'Nothing' the new venture of Carl Pei.

October 3, 2019
CEO David Krane suggests GV could sell the rest of its Uber stake at the end of its lockup period.

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Andy Wheeler

Employee

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

Employee

David Krane

Employee

Don Dodge

Advisor

Erik Nordlander

Employee

Eze Vidra

Employee

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

Employee

Jon Stritar

Employee

Karim Faris

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Ken Norton

Employee

Laura Melahn

Employee

Lem Diaz

Employee

M.G. Siegler

Employee

Mandy Kakavas

Employee

Maximos Lih

Employee

Rich Miner

Employee

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Neo4j
June 17, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Neo4jR, the leader in graph technology, announced today a Series F funding round as part of a $325 million investment led by Eurazeo (RF:PA)...
Heather Landi
June 16, 2021
FierceHealthcare
Startup Brightline scored $72 million to fuel the national expansion of its virtual behavioral health solution designed specifically to support children, teenagers, and their families. The Silicon Valley company has lined up notable investors including GV, Optum Ventures, Oak HC/FT, Blue Shield of California and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
Conor Hale
May 25, 2021
FierceBiotech
Clear Labs is looking to put down new roots in the fight against COVID-19 by pivoting its genomic testing tech previously aimed at catching salmonella and listeria before they reach the dinner table.
Danny Crichton
May 20, 2021
TechCrunch
GPS is one of those science fiction technologies whose use is effortless for the end user and endlessly challenging for the engineers who design it. It's now at the heart of modern life: everything from Amazon package deliveries to our cars and trucks to our walks through national parks are centered around a pin on [...]
Nick Paul
April 27, 2021
FierceBiotech
GV has hired serial biotech chairman Dan Lynch as its first executive venture partner. The appointment positions Lynch to serve as a coach and adviser to executives at GV's portfolio companies.
Anthony Ha
April 12, 2021
TechCrunch
One of the best parts of TechCrunch Disrupt is the Startup Battlefield competition, and one of the most important pieces of the Startup Battlefield is our lineup of expert judges -- they're the ones the founders are trying to impress. Once the demos and presentations are done, the judges need to think quickly and ask [...]
Reza Chowdhury
April 7, 2021
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Reza Chowdhury
April 6, 2021
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Peerzada Abrar
February 9, 2021
@bsindia
The funding would help Nothing to release its first smart devices in the coming months.
Nate Lanxon | Bloomberg
February 9, 2021
@bsindia
The Nothing founder left OnePlus last year to focus on his new company
Connie Loizos
December 15, 2020
TechCrunch
Deena Shakir joined Lux Capital as a partner last year after spending seven years with Google, the last of them with GV, Google's venture unit. While Shakir seems to fit right in with the firm -- known for its wealth of PhDs and moonshot investments -- venture wasn't something she was focused on as a [...]
AlleyWatch
December 6, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Melia Russell
November 24, 2020
Business Insider
All year, Business Insider published lists of rising startups, which featured over 350 companies. We went back and chose our top 100 from that crop.
AlleyWatch
October 8, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
AlleyWatch
September 20, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Connie Loizos
August 29, 2020
TechCrunch
On a surface level, the world of venture capital doesn't look to change much year to year. But in truth, the industry is very much in flux, with many firms grappling with a lack of diversity, dealing with succession questions, and confronting a growing pipeline of aging portfolio companies -- to name just a few [...]
AlleyWatch
June 13, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
AlleyWatch
May 30, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Christine Hall
May 26, 2020
Crunchbase News
Scandit's software enables users to scan inventory, using barcodes, and drill down to a certain product type, size or color that light up in augmented reality.
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