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Google Capital Backs Thumbtack, Its 8th Company Google Capital Backs Thumbtack, Its 8th Company

Google Capital is leading a $100 million series D round of funding in Thumbtack, a service that is described as helping people “accomplish the personal projects that are central to their lives”. Also contributing to the funding are past investors …

With Freshdesk, Google Capital Invests In Sixth Company With Freshdesk, Google Capital Invests In Sixth Company

Cloud-based customer support software maker Freshdesk announced today that it has secured a new $31 million round of funding led by Tiger Global, with backing from Accel Partners and Google Capital. That would make Freskdesk the sixth company to get …

Google-Backed Renaissance Learning Gets Acquired Google-Backed Renaissance Learning Gets Acquired

One of the first three companies to get money from Google Capital announced today that it is being acquired. Learning analytics company Renaissance Learning will be acquired by Hellman & Friedman for $1.1 billion. Google announced the launch of Google …

Recently Announced Google Capital Makes Fourth Investment Recently Announced Google Capital Makes Fourth Investment

Last month, Google announced Google Capital, an investment fund for growth-stage businesses. This is for Google to invest in established companies as opposed to those just getting off the ground, which is what Google Ventures is for. While the Google …

Google Capital-Backed SurveyMonkey Launches New iOS App Google Capital-Backed SurveyMonkey Launches New iOS App

Google announced its new growth-stage business investment fund Google Capital this week. SurveyMonkey, one of three companies in its portfolio, just announced a new mobile app and SDK. The app is available for iOS, and lets organizations create surveys and …

Google Announces Google Capital Investment Fund For Growth-Stage Businesses Google Announces Google Capital Investment Fund For Growth-Stage Businesses

Google announced the launch of a new growth equity fund called Google Capital. It’s backed by the company, and led by partners David Lawee, Scott Tierney and Gene Frantz. Google describes the fund as a growth-stage business counterpart to Google …