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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 …

Punky Brewster Backed By Google Ventures, Advised By Randi Zuckerberg 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 …

Google Glass Gets An ‘Investment Syndicate’ 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 …

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

Google Leads CustomMade.Com $ 4M Funding Round 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 …

Google-Backed Developers Reportedly Getting Early Access to Google+ APIs Google-Backed Developers Reportedly Getting Early Access to Google+ APIs

Google isn’t expected to make its Google+ APIs broadly available for months, but it appears that developers that Google actually invests in might be getting special early access. MG Siegler is sharing an email he says was sent from Google …

What Would You Invest in if You Were Google? What Would You Invest in if You Were Google?
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Earlier this month, it was revealed that Google Ventures is investing in coupon startup Whaleshark Media. Then reports came out about Google Ventures investing in Rocket Lawyer. Google has so many of its own projects going on at any given …

Google Ventures Reportedly Investing Over $100 Million in ngmoco

It’s no secret that Google has taken an interest in games lately. The company has been reported to have invested in Zynga, which is responsible for games like Farmville and Mafia Wars.

Google-Backed VigLink Acquires Driving Revenue

VigLink has acquired outbound traffic monetization company Driving Revenue, which brings over $100 million of merchandise transactions to the company. VigLink says this makes the combined entity the "definitive leader" in the space.

VigLink is a company that is backed by Google Ventures, Google’s venture capital arm. It’s a content monetization and affiliate marketing company aimed at bloggers. 

Google Ventures Invests in Search Marketing Firm Trada
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Google Ventures has invested in a paid search marketing firm called Trada. Google Ventues has invested $5.75 million in Trada, along with Foundry Group, which previously invested $2.2 million in the company.

Google Launches Venture Capitalist Unit
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With angel funding down 26 percent 2008, there’s probably a lot of Web entrepreneurs pretty happy to see Google quietly launch Google Ventures, the company’s new venture capitalist arm ready to drop tens of millions of dollars into a good idea.

Google Announces Venture Capital Fund

It’s quite possible that, over the next few days, more short, business-oriented PowerPoint presentations will be put together than the world has ever seen.  Google’s announced a new venture capital fund, and the aptly-named Google Ventures is looking for companies to support.