Launched as Google Ventures in 2009, GV is the venture capital arm of Alphabet, Inc. We’ve invested in more than 300 companies that push the edge of what’s possible. In the fields of life science, healthcare, artificial intelligence, robotics, transportation, cyber security, and agriculture, our companies aim to improve lives and change industries.


We’ve built a team of world-class engineers, designers, physicians, scientists, marketers, and investors who work together to provide these startups exceptional support on the road to success. We help our companies interface with Google, providing unique access to the world’s best technology and talent.

Type
Investor
Parent Company
Alphabet
HQ
Mountain View, US
Founded
2009
Website
gv.com
GV was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Mountain View, US
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Key People/Management at GV

David Krane

David Krane

CEO & Managing Partner
Vineeta Agarwala

Vineeta Agarwala

Venture Partner, M.D. and Ph.D. In Genomics. Product Manager at Flatiron
Brian Bendett

Brian Bendett

Former Project Manager for Google Engineering
Terri Burns

Terri Burns

Former Associate Product Manager at Twitter
Blake Byers

Blake Byers

General Partner, Ph.D. In Bioengineering. Investor in Collective Health and LendUp
Tyson Clark

Tyson Clark

Served as a US Navy Officer Before a Career in M&A
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GV Office Locations

GV has an office in Mountain View
Mountain View, US (HQ)
Google Bldg 1489 1489 Charleston Rd
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GV News and Updates

Taste test: Burger robot startup Creator opens first restaurant

Creator’s transparent burger robot doesn’t grind your brisket and chuck steak into a gourmet patty until you order it. That’s just one way this startup, formerly known as Momentum Machines, wants to serve the world’s freshest cheesebuger for just $6. On June 27th, after 8 years in development, Creat…

A startup raised $40 million to catapult rockets into space — an idea Jeff Bezos once said had 'all sorts of practical problems'

Spinlaunch has raised $40 million to develop a catapult to launch small and medium-sized payloads into orbit. The company wants to use kinetic energy, sourced from ground-based electricity, for its launch system. It's an idea that Jeff Bezos entertained during the early days of Blue Origin, though…

Judy Woodruff to Headline 2018 GV Expo

WASHINGTON--Government Video Expo planners have announced “an expanded schedule of live sessions in two theaters on the expo floor.” “Not only are we focusing on the latest technology from the video and AV/IT marketplaces, but we are also looking at future-facing opportunities and best practices ..…

GV invests in medical machine learning startup Owkin

Owkin, a medical research machine learning startup, has announced a new investor in the form of GV (formerly Google Ventures), which has now joined as a late entrant to Owkin’s series A round. Founded in 2016, Owkin’s platform leverages deep learning algorithms to help clinical researchers across ac…

In-memory database company MemSQL lands $30M in late-stage funding round

MemSQL Inc., the developer of a real-time in-memory distributed database, said Tuesday that it has closed on a $30 million late-stage round of funding. The Series D round was led by GV, formerly Google Ventures, which is the venture capital investment arm of Google Inc.’s parent company Alphabet Inc…

Google’s AI-focused Gradient Ventures invests in BenchSci to speed up biomedical discoveries

BenchSci, a AI-powered search engine for biomedical researchers, has raised $8 million in a series A round of funding led by iNovia Capital, with participation from Google’s recently-announced Gradient Ventures, Golden Venture Partners, Afore Capital, Real Ventures, and Radical Ventures. Founded out…
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