Who are Google's European tech investors?

The team has an annual budget of over $100m to spend on innovative firms


Google’s European venture capital unit is being headed up by a team of six people with varying degrees of experience in creating and investing in tech companies.

The partners, who made their first public appearance together at TechCrunch Disrupt in London (minus Bill Maris) this week, will have over $100 million a year to invest in European technology firms.

Google Ventures is one of the most active investors in the world, with approximately $1.5 billion (£930m) under management, 250 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, and Cloudera; IPOs like Foundation Medicine and RetailMeNot; and exits to industry leaders like Facebook, Twitter, and Yahoo. In every sector from life sciences to transportation, exponential increases in computing capacity are opening doors for advances difficult to comprehend today.