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University of Kansas, BS
Electrical Engineering

Current Companies

VP, Engineering
Board Director

Former Companies

VP Engineering

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Brian McClendon

Brian leads the engineering group for Google’s geo products, which include Google Maps, Earth, Local Search, SketchUp, Street View, Ocean, Mars and Moon.

Brian joined Google in 2004 via the acquisition of Keyhole Corporation where he was head of engineering, a founder, and a member of the board.

Prior to Keyhole, Brian was a founder at Intrinsic Graphics and an Engineering Director at @Home Network.

Previously, he spent eight years at Silicon Graphics developing high-end workstation 3D graphics subsystems like GT, GTX, RealityEngine and InfiniteReality. He holds two issued patents including the one for KML, which is now an open standard for GIS data.

Brian has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Shyp 9/2013Seed$2.1M22
Freshplum 11/2011Seed$1.44M5
Leap Motion 6/2011Seed$1.3M5
Miselu Inc. 6/2011Angel1
Lightbox 2/2011Seed$1.2M11
AppMakr 10/2010Seed$1M7
SnapLogic 10/2009Series A$2.3M4



  1. Shyp Raises $2.1M To Pick Up And Ship Your Stuff (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Citation Needed [add]
  3. OcuSpec Raises 1.3M From Andreessen And Others To Build An "Affordable Kinect" (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. angel list (angel.co) [edit]
  5. Lightbox wants to be Android's new camera app, raises $1.1 million from Valley players (eu.techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. AppMakr Raises $1 Million To Help You Build Custom iPhone Apps (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  7. Data integration company SnapLogic raises another $2.3M (venturebeat.com) [edit]
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