Rich-miner

  • 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

  • Android co-founder Rich Miner is leaving GV to helm a Google education project

    Android co-founder Rich Miner is leaving GV to helm a Google education project

    Android co-founder Rich Miner is leaving GV (formerly known as Google Ventures) to start an education project within Google Inc., the investor announced today. Miner will be running his mysterious new edtech initiative from Cambridge, Mass. with the bulk of his team in Silicon Valley. GV representatives declined to confirm whether the project would be for-profit or part of a philanthropic… Read More

  • 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