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Google Ventures

A corporate venture capital firm in California that focuses on life sciences, consumer, and frontier technology sectors.

Google Ventures is a corporate venture capital firm in California that focuses on life sciences, consumer, and frontier technology sectors. Founded 2008 in Mountain View, California, United States by Bill Maris and Wesley Chan, it invests in early stage ventures, late stage ventures, series B, series A, series C, and seed rounds. Its portfolio companies include Cohesity, Podium, Universe, Impossible Foods, and Element Science. As of April 2020, GV has made 684 investments. Their most recent investment was on April 7, 2020, when Podium raised $125M. GV has had 143 exits. GV's most notable exits include Uber, Plaid, and HubSpot. GV has raised a single venture fund, GV European Fund. This fund was announced on July 9, 2014 and raised a total of $100M.

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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Further Resources

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Authors at GV: Fred Vogelstein

Web

May 2, 2014

Bill Maris interview: Google Ventures into Europe

Web

October 28, 2014

Bill Maris Steps Down as CEO of Google Ventures

Dan Primack

Web

August 10, 2016

Deals of the day: Shape Security raises $40 million

Dan Primack

Web

February 25, 2014

Exclusive: Google Ventures beefs up fund size to $300 million a year

Sarah McBride

Web

November 8, 2012

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News

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Ingrid Lunden
September 28, 2021
TechCrunch
After rebranding from White Hat and raising $44 million earlier this year, tech apprenticeship startup Multiverse has raised another round of funding. The company today announced that it has closed $130 million in a Series C round. The funding had been rumored in recent weeks while the round was being closed. D1 Capital Partners and [...]
Connie Loizos
August 23, 2021
TechCrunch
Deena Shakir is a partner at Lux Capital, where she looks to invest in technologies that are streamlining analog industries while also improving lives and livelihoods. Among the companies she has backed, for example, are Shiru, which is leveraging computational design to create enhanced proteins to help feed the world; and AllStripes, which aggregates and [...]
Heather Landi
July 11, 2021
FierceHealthcare
Lyra Health pulled in $200 million for mental health, Livongo founder Glen Tullman's latest venture scores $58 million and other funding news in June.
Kindbody
June 25, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Kindbody, the leading fertility and family-building company, today announced it raised $62 million in Series C funding. The round was led by...
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)...
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