Bill Maris

Bill Maris

President and Managing Partner

Bill founded Google Ventures in 2009 and oversees all of the fund’s global activities. GV is one of the most active investors in the world, with approximately $2 billion under management, 280 portfolio companies, and offices in Mountain View, San Francisco, Boston, New York, and London. The fund’s early track record includes investments in pioneers like Uber, Nest, DocuSign, Cloudera, Flatiron Health, and Foundation Medicine.  

In every sector from life sciences to transportation, exponential increases in computing capacity are opening doors for monumental advances. Some of the most exciting and surprising progress will come from risk-taking startups and GV’s goal is to find those startups and help them make the world at least a little better.

Bill studied neuroscience at Middlebury College and conducted neurobiology research at Duke University, founded and sold web-hosting pioneer Burlee.com, and was instrumental in the formation of Google’s Calico project.

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