• Backed By Google Ventures, EnglishCentral Raises $3.5 Million For Video Language Learning

    Video language learning website EnglishCentral recently raised a total of $3.5 million, according to an SEC filing. Part of that funding was $1.38 million from a previous convertible debt round, making the amount raised in the current series A financing $2.1 million. EnglishCentral is backed by Google Ventures and Atlas Venture. The fact that Google Ventures was the lead investor in a… Read More

  • Google Ventures Almost Ready To Launch, But It Is A Bad Idea

    Yes, the rumors are true. Google’s Rich Miner is moving from the Android team to a new venture arm called Google Ventures. Miner recently appeared at a conference identified with a Google Ventures name tag, which reignited rumors from last summer about Google’s venture investing plans. A source confirms that Miner is part of that team and expects a formal announcement in a… Read More