It’s been rumored and unofficially confirmed, but now Google just made it official on their blog: Google Ventures launched.
During its unofficial confirmation, concerns rose around the impact that a VC like Google could have on the Web economy. Will it completely Googlize the Web entrepreneurship? Will the venture favor profitable schemes, or simply Google-friendly schemes?
By judging from the two VCs that lead the venture, there are hints on the types of ventures that Google is ready to embark into for the moment:
- Bill Maris has a serious expertise in Neuroscience, healthcare and biotechnology.
- Rich Miner has a serious expertise in mobile technologies.
I think it is a safe bet to say that any startup that develops something along those lines will get Gooogle Ventures’ attention.