Alphabet // Google Ventures

Google Ventures, is the venture capital investment arm of Alphabet. The firm operates independently from Google and makes investment decisions primarily for financial gains (rather than strategic opportunities with the parent company). Google Ventures has $2.4 billion under management and has invested in 300 companies, a number of which have achieved billion dollar valuations, including Uber. After it invests, it provides portfolio companies with access to operational help with design, product, marketing, and engineering.

Leaders: Bill Maris (CEO Ventures), David Krane (Managing Partner), Ken Norton (Product Partner)

Learn More: Google Ventures homepage | Google Ventures Owns Part of Several Unicorns | Ventures 2015 Year in Review