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  • Bill Maris On Hiring Women, Rising Valuations, And Google Ventures’ Biggest Misses To Date

    Bill Maris On Hiring Women, Rising Valuations, And Google Ventures’ Biggest Misses To Date

    At Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference earlier today, senior editor Dan Primack hosted a panel of investors who were asked to share their thoughts on the current – and future – state of the venture market. The VCs covered a lot of ground. We happened to focus in on what Bill Maris of Google Ventures had to say. Some notes from the discussion: Maris on whether Google plans… Read More

  • Bill Maris To Talk Longevity At Disrupt NY

    Bill Maris To Talk Longevity At Disrupt NY

    At just 40 years old, Bill Maris is on a mission to save the world — with his investments. Bloomberg recently highlighted Maris’s quest to improve the quality and longevity of human life. This quest is evident in Google Ventures’ growing biotech portfolio, which now includes 36 percent health and life science investments. Read More

  • 15 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    15 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    This week’s tech news included big announcements from Facebook and Y-Combinator, a sighting of the Tesla Model X on the road, a controversial Indiana bill that has tech leaders up in arms, and the launch of Periscope, a Twitter app that has potential to change the way we communicate online. At TechCrunch HQ we launched our new daily show, Crunch Report, a roundup of tech news airing… Read More

  • Tech Bubble? Maybe, Maybe Not Crunch Network

    Tech Bubble? Maybe, Maybe Not

    I’ve heard people wonder if we’re in a bubble with regard to startups. Is it as bad as the 2000 dot-com bubble? Might it actually be worse? I thought it would be worthwhile to look at the available data to see if we can figure this out with more than just a personal opinion. After all, I’m responsible for running Google Ventures, and data are important to us, as is the answer. Read More

  • Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins And Andreessen Horowitz Team Up As “Glass Collective” To Invest In Google Glass Ecosystem

    Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins And Andreessen Horowitz Team Up As “Glass Collective” To Invest In Google Glass Ecosystem

    Today, Google Ventures announced a partnership with two of the biggest technology venture capital firms in the world, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins, on what they’re calling the “Glass Collective.” While this isn’t a fund, the three firms will be sharing seed investment dealflow for entrepreneurs and developers who are working on Google Glass software and hardware. Read More