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Music rights collection startup Kobalt adds another $14M at $789M valuation, Bill Maris joins board

When he was still at Google Ventures, Bill Maris led a round of funding into music royalty collecting startup Kobalt, to make one of the VC arms bigger bets in the world of digital music. Now that he&

Early Uber investor Bill Maris suggests he’d buy shares again, but all the sellers “have disappeared”

While Bill Maris was the CEO of Google’s venture unit, GV, the outfit made a bet in 2013 that drew snickers: it poured $258 million into the ride-share company Uber at a roughly $3.7 billion pos

Doggie DNA startup Embark raises $4.5 million in seed to find your puppy’s breed

Ever wanted to know the genetic mix of your mutt? Embark, a doggie DNA startup has raised $4.5 million in seed to expand its offering of genetic kits for your pup’s pedigree. Embark launched in

Bill Maris has closed his new fund with $150 million, to accommodate ‘strong’ investor interest

Bill Maris, the former chief executive of Alphabet's venture arm, GV, has closed on $150 million in commitments for his own, San Diego-based venture firm. The outfit, Section 32, was expected to raise

Bill Maris’s next gig after GV is a $100 million health and biotech fund

It seems Bill Maris's venture fund might actually be more than vaporware. Maris, founder of Google Ventures, now called GV, is raising money again for a new healthcare, biotech and tech-focused ventur

Ex-GV CEO Bill Maris said to be launching health care investment fund, Section 32

Former GV CEO Bill Maris is reportedly raising up to $500M for his own fund

Looks like that was fast.  According to a report published this afternoon by CNBC, former Google GV CEO Bill Maris is talking with investors about raising his own fund, with “preliminary plans

Breaking news: Bill Maris is leaving GV

Bill Maris, who founded GV (formerly known as Google Ventures) in 2009, is leaving the unit at the end of this week, according to a new report from Recode. Maris, a neuroscience student at Middlebur

Talking Brexit, Exits, and Uber with GV’s Bill Maris

Yesterday afternoon, before he took the stage at the Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference, we sat down with GV CEO Bill Maris in a billowing white tent on the campus of the Aspen Institute, whe

Bill Maris Talks Uber, Zenefits, And Increasing GV’s Yearly Fund To $500 Million

On Thursday night, at a StrictlyVC event in San Francisco, I talked with GV CEO Bill Maris about a wide range of issues, including what happened with its Europe fund, why GV didn’t invest in Z

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 t

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

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 t

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 availabl

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 “