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

    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” to raise between $350 million and $500 million. We haven’t been able to confirm the report just yet; we hope to update this post shortly. Maris founded GV, formerly known as… Read More

  • Breaking news: Bill Maris is leaving GV

    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 Middlebury who cofounded an early web hosting company before joining Google, is reportedly being replaced by David Krane. Krane is a managing partner at GV; he joined the venture arm in 2010, after… Read More

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

    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, where the conference is being held. We talked about how Brexit impacts GV’s European strategy. (You may recall it has an office in London.) We also asked Maris about some of GV’s… Read More

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

    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 Zenefits, and why Maris alone makes every decision on behalf of the powerful venture unit, which now employs 70 people. I’m a venture geek and found much of what he had to say interesting. Read More

  • 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