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General Partner @
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15 Investments in 11 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
Website:
http://joekraus.com/
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Joe Kraus is a partner at Google Ventures, Google's private market investment arm. His primary focus areas are: mobile internet, payment and financing services, gaming and local services. Previously Joe was a Director of Product Management at Google.

Before joining Google he co-founded Excite, JotSpot, and DigitalConsumer.org. After the acquisition of Jotspot by Google in 2006, Kraus worked on OpenSocial, Google's effort to develop API standards for social networking platforms.

Joe graduated from Stanford University in 1993 with a BA in Political Science.

Board & Advisor Roles (6)

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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Aug, 2016$2.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2016$8M / Series APersonal Investment
Dec, 2015$1.25M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2014$25M / Series B
Jul, 2012$5M / Series A (Lead)
Oct, 2011$3M / Series A
Sep, 2011$25M / Series B
Aug, 2011$3.6M / Series A
May, 2011$85M / Series D (Lead)
Dec, 2010$4.5M / Series A
Aug, 2007$5M / Series BPersonal Investment
Mar, 2007$1M / Series APersonal Investment
Jul, 2006undisclosed amount / Series APersonal Investment
Aug, 2005undisclosed amount / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2000$2M / AngelPersonal Investment

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