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2014 GV Year in Review

$1.6B

Under management

282

Total companies

$125M

To invest in Europe

Here’s where we invested in 2014

36%


Life Sciences and Health

27%


Mobile

24%


Enterprise and Data

8%


Consumer

 

5%


Commerce

16 exits

Changing the future

Our portfolio companies made an impact in 2014.

1 in 5 cancer patients

Flatiron Health software supports treatment for about 1 in 5 active cancer patients in the U.S.

40 tons of plants

Impossible Foods purified proteins from 80,000 pounds of plants to make meats and cheeses.

Uber is generating 50,000 jobs every month globally.

Over 80,000 hours saved

One Medical saved members 5 million minutes in 2014 by starting appointments on time.

“Our mission is to build a high quality primary care system affordable and accessible to all.”

—Tom Lee, One Medical Founder and CEO

Clever now serves 1 in 5 schools in America.

2.5 billion kilowatt hours saved

Nest thermostats lowered home energy consumption, reducing CO2 emissions as much as taking 300,000 cars off the road for a year.*

$1.5 billion in annual payroll

ZenPayroll helps thousands of small businesses process over $1.5B in annual payroll.

95 robot marathons

The Savioke robot traveled approximately 2,500 miles delivering items to hotel guests, saving staff 95 marathons worth of travel.

“Because it moves around and it seems like it has a personality, you automatically assume that it has some kind of intelligence.”

—Steve Cousins, Savioke Founder and CEO

1,000,000 lbs of coffee

Blue Bottle roasted approximately one million pounds of coffee in 2014. That’s 15-18 million cups.

300 million calories burned

FitStar users burned off 300 million calories, enough to shed the weight of 10 African elephants.

Kabam surpassed 29 million cities built in The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth.

8 million people connected with cloud conferencing service UberConference.

1,000 years of reading

People spent 550 million minutes reading on Medium. That's more than a millennium.

1,674 security crises avoided

Synack discovered 1,674 unique enterprise security vulnerabilities, saving customers from catastrophic damage or loss.

We love tech illustration

We do real work with our portfolio companies

Here are a few of our favorite projects from 2014.

Ken Norton

Delivered Google's leadership training to the entire team at Flatiron Health.

Ken Norton

Product

Daniel Burka

Created a brand identity (a happy little yeti) for Snowball.

Daniel Burka

Design

Laura Melahn

Came up with the name for Switch.

Laura Melahn

Marketing

Braden Kowitz

Worked with Medium to improve their commenting system.

Braden Kowitz

Design

Jodi Olson

Helped introduce Impossible Foods to the world.

Jodi Olson

Communications

Lem Diaz

Launched an internship program for portfolio companies.

Lem Diaz

Recruiting

Rick Klau

Brought unconscious bias training to more than half the portfolio.

Rick Klau

Product

Phoebe Peronto

Hosted a conference with Nest for entrepreneurs working on the connected home.

Phoebe Peronto

Marketing

Jake Knapp

Built a robot personality with Savioke.

Jake Knapp

Design

Michael Margolis

3 oncology practices, 3 cities, 3 days: user research for Flatiron Health.

Michael Margolis

Research

Mandy Kakavas

Connected mobile portfolio companies with top journalists at Mobile World Congress.

Mandy Kakavas

Communications

Maximos Lih

Recruited a VP of Product for a portfolio company in two weeks.

Maximos Lih

Recruiting

Adam Ghobarah

Applied machine learning to the detection of developmental delays in children.

Adam Ghobarah

Engineering

Leena Rao

Helped tell Ryan Hoover’s founding story for Product Hunt.

Leena Rao

Content

John Zeratsky

Designed personalized lab reports with One Medical Group.

John Zeratsky

Design

Graham Hancock

Produced a launch video for Blue Bottle at Home.

Graham Hancock

Marketing