Topic: Google Ventures

Too Legit to Quit: Uber Raises $1.2 Billion

Ride-sharing service picks up big money

Despite nagging questions about its legitimacy and its future, the hot car service/tech startup Uber just raised $1.2 billion. Uber operates in cities that have attempted to regulate it out of…

Google Welcomes Nest Home

Pays $3.2b for smart thermostat maker

Google is spending $3.2 billion to buy Nest, the hardware for the home technology startup. The acquisition is Google’s second-most expensive purchase after its 2012 deal to buy Motorola for $12.5…

Google Ventures Leads $1.875 Million Funding Round in Native Mobile Ad Startup

Namo Media to focus on in-feed in-app ads

A lot of investor money has flowed to mobile ad startups, but much has been siphoned toward companies working on how to better target mobile ads or build ties between…

Social TV Startup Miso Raises Funding

Sun co-founder leads new round

Social TV websites and apps may still be in their early, experimental phase, but they're already drawing decent-sized venture rounds. Miso, a startup that already had the backing of Google…