Bill Maris is leaving Google Ventures

The founder himself  is no more in GV .

Bill Maris , the founder of  GV, the venture capital investment arm of Alphabet Inc , is leaving the company by august 12,2016 and he will be replaced by GV managing partner David Krane.

He also states,”I have an 11-month-old son and a wife. And I legitimately want to spend more time with them. Eight years is longer than I thought I would spend.

GV is seen as a premier venture capital operation around the world. If it weren’t in great shape, that would be the wrong time to leave. I’m leaving because everything is great.

David Krane is a dear friend and completely prepared and the right person to take it on. I want to give him the room to use his imagination.”

GV, previously known as Google Ventures, was founded in 2009 and has invested in more than 300 companies.GV  has Invested in companies like
  • Uber Technologies Inc
  • Jet.com
  • carbon3D
  • Collective Health
  • Slack
  • Flatiron Health
and  more.

Few more key people who left Alphabet

Alphabet’s projects have seen some high-profile departures recently. Chris Urmson, chief technical officer for its self-driving car project  left last week, while Anthony Levandowski, product manager for the program, left earlier this year to co-found a startup.

Tony Fadell, a well-known Silicon Valley executive who was once expected to play a central role in Alphabet’s hardware efforts, stepped down as chief executive  in June.

 

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