GV (Google Ventures) Stories February 16

One particular area of investment for GV, formerly Google Ventures, is “Life Sciences & Health,” with the venture firm’s bet into the field paying off following a large acquisition. Founded by ex-Googlers, Flatiron Health was acquired yesterday (via CNBC) for $1.9 billion by Swiss medical giant Roche.

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GV (Google Ventures) Stories May 4, 2017

Meal replacement company Soylent has raised $50 million in a Series B investment round led by GV. This is not the first food investment by Alphabet’s venture capital arm, though Google co-founder Larry Page is apparently a fan of Soylent’s powders and drinks.

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GV (Google Ventures) Stories March 14, 2017

Last year, Google Ventures founder and CEO Bill Maris left the firm. Maris went on to start his own venture capital fund, raising $230 million in debt before abruptly pulling the plug. Now, according to a new report from Axios, Maris is trying again, this time launching a new, smaller-scale venture capital firm with a broader focus…

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GV (Google Ventures) Stories February 2, 2017

Following the company’s opposition to recent immigration orders put in place by the Trump administration, Alphabet’s venture capital arm, GV, is helping raise money for the American Civil Liberties Union on its website. Additionally, GV has reportedly made a “significant” donation to the organization, calling it the most important investment it will make this year.

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GV (Google Ventures) Stories September 14, 2016

We told you last month that Bill Maris, the founder and now ex-CEO of Google Ventures, had left the firm and its parent company, Alphabet. Now, a report from CNBC says that he is raising money for his own venture capital fund:

Bill Maris, the former head of Google Ventures, is raising money for his own venture capital fund, according to people familiar with the matter.

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GV (Google Ventures) Stories August 10, 2016

According to a new report from Recode, the founder and CEO of Google Ventures – recently rebranded as GV – is leaving the firm and the firm’s parent company, Alphabet. The report, citing “sources,” says that Bill Maris will depart this coming Friday, August 12th.

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