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A peek inside Alphabet’s investing universe

Chances are you've heard of Google. You're likely a contributor to one of the 3.5 billion search queries the website processes daily. But unless you’re a venture capitalist, an entrepreneur or a sli

Google Ventures invests in Ripcord’s paper digitizing robotics service

The $40 million Ripcord Series B we reported back in August has just been bumped up to $65 million, courtesy of additional funding led by Google Ventures. The added funding comes as the record keeping

Fractyl Labs raises $44 million in Series D to develop a treatment for type 2 diabetes

Fractyl Labs, a Lexington, Massachusetts-based startup developing treatments for diabetes, has raised $44 million in Series D financing from a slew of VC firms, including GV, True Ventures, the IDO Fu

Shernaz Daver, the CMO who helped to turn around Udacity, is leaving the company

Shernaz Daver, the chief marketing officer for Udacity, who company founder Sebastian Thrun credits with architecting the company's dramatic revitalization four years ago, is stepping down from her po

Anchor raises $10 million for podcast platform

A quarter of Americans listen to podcasts each month, but far fewer make them. Anchor is a startup that is looking to change that with its app that makes it easy to record and distribute content. Anch

Y Combinator-backed VIDA turns artwork into fashion, accessories and more

VIDA, an e-commerce startup that allows artists to upload their designs to be printed on real-world materials – like fabric, leather, metal and more – which are then sold as unique product

Anna Patterson talks Gradient Ventures, Google’s new AI fund

It's been pretty obvious for a few months now, but Google has finally admitted that it's running its own investment fund targeting machine intelligence startups. The fund will go by the name Gradient

Online review startup Podium has raised a fat new $32 million round from Accel and GV

Podium, a Utah-based enterprise software company specializing in customer review management, has pulled in an over-subscribed $32 million Series A round, led by Accel Partners.

SpyBiotech, which makes a ‘superglue’ for vaccines, raises £4M from GV and Oxford

The startup bug has hit the world of biotechnology, and the latest victim is a business that is building a "super glue," coincidentally, for bug-combating vaccines. SpyBiotech -- a startup spun out of

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

Google Ventures-backed Clear Labs gets $13 million in Series B to nip food recalls in the bud

Clear Labs, a genomic data platform hoping to stop E-coli outbreaks in your favorite burrito chain before they start, has pulled in $13 million in Series B funding to build a next-generation sequencin

A founder seizes on anti-Trump sentiment to market women-friendly workflow software

Earlier this year, Kristen Koh Goldstein merged two of her companies, three-year-old Scalus and six-year-old BackOps into a new company called HireAthena, a back-office-as a service startup that also

SecurityScorecard raises $20 million from Google Ventures

SecurityScorecard, the platform that monitors and assesses companies’ cybersecurity strength, has raised $20 million in Series B funding from GV (the Alphabet-ized new name for Google Ventures).

CoreOS raises $28M Series B round led by GV

CoreOS, the company behind the container-centric CoreOS Linux distribution and Tectonic container management service, today announced that it has raised a $28 million Series B round led by GV, the fun

Google’s GV leads $21M Series B in bioscience firm Cambridge Epigenetix

VC firm GV (née Google Ventures) has made another investment in Europe -- its seventh -- leading a $21 million Series B round for epigenetic sequencing tech company and Cambridge University spin-out,

Editas biotech stock drops by 26 percent over CRISPR patent dispute

Gene editing outfit Editas has been one of the most successful tech IPOs of 2016 so far, with shares skyrocketing up 130 percent shortly after the company’s public debut. But the stock has now

ThousandEyes Raises $35 Million For Its Network Intelligence Monitoring Toolkit

What makes ThousandEyes potentially more compelling than other solutions that offer network visibility is that the company can monitor what's happening not just over a company's own public and private

GV’s Approach To Healthcare Investing: An Interview With Dr. Krishna Yeshwant

Healthcare investments are booming, and don’t seem to be slowing down. According to CB Insights, digital health funding hit nearly $5.8 billion in venture funding last year, surpassing the previous

Shelf Helps You Find The Best Products People Actually Use

A newly launched startup called Shelf wants to make it easier for people to discover great products, without having to first read through tons of online research or consumer reviews. Instead, the com

Google Ventures Rethinks Its International Investment Strategy

Although Google's investment arm, Google Ventures, only opened its London office in July 2014 -- setting aside an initial $100 million to invest in startups "across Europe" -- it's now abandoning the
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