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Confirmed: ClassPass Raises $30 Million Series C From Google Ventures

ClassPass, the fitness startup that lets you pay $125 for unlimited fitness classes from dozens of gyms and boutiques, has just confirmed to TechCrunch that it raised $30 million in Series C funding l

Udacity Raises $105 Million Series D, Bringing Valuation To $1 Billion

Udacity, the coding education service, has sprouted a magical horn. The company announced on Wednesday it had raised a $105 million Series D round. With a total valuation of $1 billion, the com

Jessica Verrilli Returns To Twitter After Short Stint At Google Ventures

A familiar face is returning to Twitter. Jessica Verrilli is rejoining the company after a 5ish month partner stint at Google Ventures. Sudden change of heart, perhaps? Her GV bio is still up on the s

An Inside Look At Upthere, The Company Aiming To Be Your Personal Cloud

The year is 2015 and yet the promise of the "personal cloud" has failed me. There are tons of drag and drop and syncing "backup services" but nowhere that's <em>my</em> slice of the puffy white stuff.

XPrize’s Peter Diamandis: “We Can Predict A Photograph Of Your Face Based On Your Genome”

In one of those fun, wild science chats, both Google Ventures’ Bill Maris and XPRIZE head Peter Diamandis discussed a gamut of moonshots, including life extension research, sentient robots, and

Collective Health Closes On $81 Million, Adds Google Ventures To List Of High-Profile Investors

Enterprise health insurance services platform Collective Health has raised a healthy $81 million in Series C funding to help the startup continue to grow its team, as well as cover the U.S. market. Al

Former Symantec COO Stephen Gillett Joins Google Ventures As Executive In Residence

Google Ventures is bringing in an experienced veteran to help with its portfolio. Today, former COO at Symantec, Stephen Gillett, announced that he's joining Google Ventures as an Executive in Residen

Google Ventures Joins $60M Round For Members-Only Travel Site, Secret Escapes

U.K.-based members-only luxury travel site, Secret Escapes, has pulled in a $60 million funding round, with investment coming from new investor Google Ventures, along with existing investors including

General Partner Peter Read Leaves Google Ventures In Europe

TechCrunch has learned that one member of Google Ventures' European team has left the VC firm. As of last week, Peter Read is no longer a General Partner.

Biotech Accelerator IndieBio Bumps Funding To $250K Per Startup To Give Founders More Runway

San Francisco-based biotech accelerator IndieBio has pledged to raise the funding per startup accepted into its program from $50,000 to $250,000 going forward. Each startup will now get $200,000 in ca

Rocana Lands $15M To Bring Big Data Analysis To IT Ops

Rocana (formerly ScalingData) announced $15 million in Series B funding led by Google Ventures with General Catalyst Partners, Toba Capital and Paul Sagan (former chairman at Akamai and current execut

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 Perk

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

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

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’ inves

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-

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 Goo

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

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 ne

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
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