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Websitegoogleventures.com
Blogkevinrose.com
Twitter@kevinrose
BirthplaceRedding, CA
Birthdate2/21/77

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Montessori 1983

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Kevin Rose

Kevin Rose is a Partner at Google Ventures, where he primarily focuses on early-stage and seed investments.

Prior to joining Google Ventures, Kevin co-founded Milk, a mobile application development company in San Francisco. Previously Kevin was the founder of Digg, and co-founder of Revision3, and Pownce (acquired by Six Apart). In addition, Rose is the founder of Foundation, a private newsletter and podcast, and formerly was co-host of the tech news podcast Diggnation.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
FOBO 10/2013Seed$1.6M19
BufferBox 8/2012Seed$1M8
Treehouse 10/2011Seed$600k7
Fab 8/2011Series A$7.7M19
Yobongo 3/2011Seed$1.35M10
Path 11/2010Angel$2.5M28
Formspring 3/2010Series A$2.5M11
XDN/3Crowd Technologies 12/2009Venture Round4
Gowalla 12/2009Series B$8.29M10
SimpleGeo 11/2009Seed$1.47M15
Zynga 11/2009Series B$15.2M5
Square 11/2009Series A$10M19
DailyBooth 10/2009Angel$1M11
Foursquare 9/2009Angel$1.35M9
Twitter 5/2008Series B$15M6
OMGPOP 5/2007Angel4

Videos

Above:

TechCrunch interview with Kevin Rose, April 2009

Added: 3/22/12

Sources

    The 25 Most Influential People on the Web (images.businessweek.com) [edit]
    MIT's TR35 (technologyreview.com) [edit]
    BusinessWeek (images.businessweek.com) [edit]
    Forbes: The Web Celeb 25 (forbes.com) [edit]
    The fforward podcast is now "Foundation" and launches today! (kevinrose.com) [edit]
  1. AngelList (angel.co) [edit]
  2. Citation Needed [add]
  3. Web Design Community Treehouse Raises $600K From Reid Hoffman, Kevin Rose, And Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Ashton Kutcher-Backed Fab.com Closes $7.7 Million (businessinsider.com) [edit]
  5. How Do You Talk To An Angel? Use Yobongo, They’re All Investing. (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. techcrunch.com [edit]
  7. NY Times (bits.blogs.nytimes.com) [edit]
  8. 3Crowd Blog (blog.3crowd.com) [edit]
  9. TechCrunch, SEC (crunchbase.com) [edit]
  10. TechCrunch, SEC (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  11. Social game maker Zynga raises $180M from Russian investor Digital Sky Technologies (games.venturebeat.com) []
  12. Citation Needed [add]
  13. YC-Funded DailyBooth Raises $1 Million From Sequoia, Kevin Rose, Ron Conway Et Al. (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  14. JEE Main 2014 (engg.entrancecorner.com) [edit]
  15. Twitter Announces Their Funding, Calls Itself A Communication Utility (techcrunch.com) []
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