All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Capital’

Google Penalizes Site It Invests In

Google has penalized a company that it backs financially in search results, by taking manual action on it for apparently violating its guidelines. Last year, Google launched Google Capital, a growth equity fund to fund growth-stage businesses. The eighth company it invested in was Thumbtack, a site that introduces people to “qualified professionals” in hundreds of categories to help them …

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Google Capital Backs InnoLight, Its 9th Company

Google Capital, along with Lightspeed China Partners, co-led a Series C round of funding totaling $38 million into InnoLight Technology, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. This would be Google Capital’s first investment in China. InnoLight makes high-speed optical receivers used by computer servers. This marks the ninth investment by Google Capital, the growth-stage investment arm …

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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 Tiger Global Management, Sequoia Capital, and Javelin Venture Partners. Thumbtack has raised a total of $150 million to date. What …

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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 backing from Google’s recently launched growth-stage investment arm. Google announced Google Capital in February with three companies already under its …

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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 Capital last month. It’s the company’s investment fund for growth-stage businesses (as opposed to those just starting out, which is …

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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 Capital investments have been happening for over a year, it was only in February that Google announced the fund and …

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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 monitor/analyze results in real time. It includes an “intuitive” user interface with templates for more in-depth surveys. It allows for …

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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 Ventures, which launched five years ago. “Like our colleagues at Google Ventures, our goal is to invest in the most …

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