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After Leaving Google, Bill Maris Is Set to Open New Fund - The New York Times
By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED MAY 16, 2017
Mr. Maris announced on Tuesday that he has opened a new fund, Section 32, with about $150 million under management. It will invest in a variety of industries, from health care to agriculture technology.

“I left GV and knew that I wanted to start a fund of my own,” he said in a telephone interview. “My whole career has been about building things from scratch. I just wanted to do it at a different scale.”
venture_capital  vc  Bill_Maris  Google_Ventures 
may 2017 by jerryking
A Different Approach at Google Ventures - NYTimes.com
June 25, 2013, 6:31 pmComment
A Different Approach at Google Ventures
By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER
Google  Google_Ventures  venture_capital  vc  organizational_culture  corporate_investors  Claire_Cain_Miller 
june 2013 by jerryking
Where Google Ventures Is Searching Now - WSJ.com
October 17, 2012, 1:27 p.m. ET

Where Google Ventures Is Searching Now

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Google_Ventures  vc  venture_capital  Silicon_Valley 
october 2012 by jerryking
Google Spending Millions to Find the Next Google - NYTimes.com
July 19, 2011 | NYT | By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER. Google Ventures
invests in various areas — the Web, biotechnology & clean tech.. It
puts large amounts of $ into mature companies, but it's also investing
small amounts in 100 new companies this yr..To make its picks, the
company has built computer algorithms using data from past venture
investments & academic literature. E.g., for individual companies,
Google enters data about how long the founders worked on start-ups
before raising $ & whether the founders successfully started
companies in the past.

It runs similar info. about potential investments through the algorithms
to get a red, yellow or green light. Google says the algorithms
provide valuable lessons, from obvious ones (entrepreneurs who have
started successful companies are more likely to do it again) to less
obvious ones (start-ups located far from the vc’s office are more likely
to be successful, probably because the firm has to go out of its way to
finance the start-up.)
google  venture_capital  start_ups  Claire_Cain_Miller  corporate_investors  vc  Google_Ventures  algorithms  investors  data_driven  non-obvious 
july 2011 by jerryking
Google to Extend Reach With Venture-Capital Arm - WSJ.com
JULY 31, 2008 | Wall Street Journal | by JESSICA E. VASCELLARO.
The new venture could help formalize those efforts and could help
Google expand the footprint of some of its online-software products
geared at small businesses. Other corporate venture funds have made
investments as a way to gain experience in new product areas and
markets.
Google  venture_capital  corporate_investors  start_ups  Jessica_E._Vascellaro  Google_Ventures 
june 2009 by jerryking

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