google ventures

  • CoreOS Raises $12M Funding Round Led By Google Ventures To Bring Kubernetes To The Enterprise

    CoreOS Raises $12M Funding Round Led By Google Ventures To Bring Kubernetes To The Enterprise

    CoreOS, a Docker-centric Linux distribution for large-scale server deployments, today announced that it has raised a $12 million funding round led by Google Ventures with participation by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Fuel Capital and Accel Partners. This new round brings the company’s total funding to $20 million. In addition, CoreOS is also launching Tectonic today. This… Read More

  • Tech Bubble? Maybe, Maybe Not

    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

  • Are Newly Formed Roles In VC Firms Differentiators, Table Stakes Or Total BS?

    Are Newly Formed Roles In VC Firms Differentiators, Table Stakes Or Total BS?

    In the venture capital world, we’re about to experience an explosion of hiring around one very specific function. These people won’t invest in startups, nor will they analyze companies. They won’t help operate the management company, nor will they focus on LPs. They won’t be EIRs or in-house recruiters or PR consultants or pretty much anything you’re accustomed… Read More

  • Google Ventures Unleashes Its Investment Strategy For Europe

    Google Ventures Unleashes Its Investment Strategy For Europe

    To start off our annual European conference, we brought the new Google Ventures Europe partners onstage at Disrupt Europe in London. The panel was mostly focused on explaining Google Ventures’ investment strategy for its European arm. In particular, Google Ventures will employ the same operational strategy as in the U.S., and will be looking for co-investors for most of its deals. Read More

  • Kevin Rose Steps Into Part-Time Role At Google Ventures To Build A New Startup Called North

    Kevin Rose Steps Into Part-Time Role At Google Ventures To Build A New Startup Called North

    Serial entrepreneur, investor, and overall Internet good guy Kevin Rose is stepping down from his role of general partner at Google Ventures. The Digg and Revision3 founder will be moving into a part-time role at the firm, and will be using all his spare time to embark on a whole new adventure building a mobile startup called North. Read More

  • Hire Someone Already! Google Ventures Mulls Its European Moves

    Hire Someone Already! Google Ventures Mulls Its European Moves

    As the cream of Europe’s entrepreneurs filed into the beautifully lit room at a European tech conference late in 2012, picking up their champagne as they went, a VC leaned over to Welsey Chan of Google Ventures and asked: “Why on earth are you guys sponsoring these drinks? You don’t have any investments in Europe, do you?”. Turning to his interrogator, Chan replied… Read More

  • YouTube Co-Founders Split As Hurley Spins Out MixBit And Chen Joins Google Ventures

    YouTube Co-Founders Split As Hurley Spins Out MixBit And Chen Joins Google Ventures

    Consider this the end of an era. After 15 years of working together, first at PayPal and then at YouTube and most recently at incubator Avos Systems, YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen are headed in different directions. Avos is pivoting, in a sense, and transforming from an incubator into a single company working on a single product: MixBit. MixBit has been Hurley’s baby… Read More

  • So Long TC, And Hello GV

    So Long TC, And Hello GV

    I thought hard about this post, but time didn’t make it any easier to write. After five-and-a-half years at TechCrunch, I’ll be joining Google Ventures as an operating partner. I am ready for a new challenge. When people ask me about what I love most about my job, I have the same response: “I am so lucky to be able to tell the stories of founders.” It’s this… Read More

  • Google Ventures Leads $130M Series B In Cancer Data Startup Flatiron Health

    Google Ventures Leads $130M Series B In Cancer Data Startup Flatiron Health

    Flatiron Health, a startup that organizes real-time oncology data to help cancer patients and doctors, has raised $130 million in Series B funding led by Google Ventures, with participation from First Round Capital, Laboratory Corporation of America, and angel investors. Part of the capital will be used to acquire Altos Solutions, an electronic medical records company. Read More

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