2014 GV Year in Review
To invest in Europe
Here’s where we invested in 2014
Life Sciences and Health
Enterprise and Data
We congratulated 16 companies on acquisitions and IPOs
We welcomed 57 companies
- Product Hunt
- Impossible Foods
- Urban Engines
- Wearable Intelligence
Changing the future
Our portfolio companies made an impact in 2014.
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.”
Clever now serves 1 in 5 schools in America.
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.”
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.
We do real work with our portfolio companies
Here are a few of our favorite projects from 2014.
Delivered Google's leadership training to the entire team at Flatiron Health.
Created a brand identity (a happy little yeti) for Snowball.
Came up with the name for Switch.
Worked with Medium to improve their commenting system.
Helped introduce Impossible Foods to the world.
Launched an internship program for portfolio companies.
Brought unconscious bias training to more than half the portfolio.
Hosted a conference with Nest for entrepreneurs working on the connected home.
Built a robot personality with Savioke.
3 oncology practices, 3 cities, 3 days: user research for Flatiron Health.
Connected mobile portfolio companies with top journalists at Mobile World Congress.
Recruited a VP of Product for a portfolio company in two weeks.
Applied machine learning to the detection of developmental delays in children.
Helped tell Ryan Hoover’s founding story for Product Hunt.
Designed personalized lab reports with One Medical Group.
Produced a launch video for Blue Bottle at Home.