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Stanford University, BS 1993
Political Science

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Joe Kraus

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 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.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Kongregate 8/2007Series B$5M4
Odeo 8/2005Series A17
InfraSearch 6/2000Angel$2M5



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