All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Ventures’

Here’s Eric Schmidt Talking About ‘How Google Works’

Google posted a video of Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt talking to Laszlo Bock, the company’s Senior Vice President of People Operations, at the re:Work conference to its Google Ventures site. The event was held at the Google Partner just over a month ago. Google presents the discussion as “Eric Schmidt on How Google Works”. The two discuss Google’s early approach …

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Google Ventures Posts Interview With Biz Stone

Google Ventures has released a new video interview with Christopher Stone (conducted by partner, Digg founder, and noted raccoon thrower Kevin Rose). Stone, better known by his nickname Biz, is the co-founder of Twitter, as well as the CEO and co-founder of Jelly. As Rose notes, “We discuss his entrepreneurial roots, leaving college to jump into the world of art …

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Google Ventures Goes To Europe With $100 Million

Google announced the launch of a new European branch of Google Ventures, its startup investment arm. It’s starting (based in London) with a fund of $100 million. It says the goal is to invest in the best ideas from the best European entrepreneurs, and help them bring their ideas to life. There had been rumors that Google would open a …

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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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Punky Brewster Backed By Google Ventures, Advised By Randi Zuckerberg

Soleil Moon Frye, commonly known as the girl who played Punky Brewster, has a startup called Moonfrye, and it has attracted $2.5 million in funding from GRP Partners, Greycroft, Daher Capital, and Google’s investment arm, Google Ventures. The company is readying a mobile product aimed at inspiring “digital creativity in parents and children with physical products that surprise.” Basically, it …

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Google Glass Gets An ‘Investment Syndicate’

Google Ventures announced the launch of an “investment syndicate” aimed at funding entrepreneurs building interesting ideas for Google Glass. It’s called the Glass Collective, and includes partners at Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In a a blog post, Google Ventures VP Bill Maris wrote, “Glass is a potentially transformative technology. It’s a window into the …

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Google Ventures Is The Third Most Active VC Firm In The U.S. [Report]

Google Ventures is now the third most active venture captial firm in the U.S., according to the New York Post, citing info from CB Insights. Google Ventures launched in 2009 with the goal of “discovering and growing great companies,” and has barley looked back. Currently, Google’s VC arm has over 150 companies under its belt. These range across a variety …

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Google Leads CustomMade.Com $ 4M Funding Round

CustomMade, a site dedicated to bringing custom craftsmen and discriminating customers together, has just announced the close of a $4 million funding round. The round was dominated by Google Ventures and Schooner Capital. Launch Capital, Nextview Ventures, Andrew McCollum, and First Round Capital also participated in the round. CustomMade features many businesses located in the Massachusetts and the surrounding area …

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