Here’s where Google’s venture arm sees the startup market going in 2016

GV Two years ago, life science startups were only six percent of the Google Ventures portfolio. 

 As 2015 draws to a close, that industry now is nearly one third of Google Ventures investments and is only going to grow larger, says the president and CEO of Google’s venture arm, Bill Maris. 

”The technology is moving quickly for the benefit of a lot of patients, which is the most exciting part of this. I think it’s an area of huge potential innovation and a lot of excitement,” Maris said. “We’ve had success here in the past, and for me, it’s personally one of the most gratifying areas to invest capital in.” Maris entered 2015 concerned about the “frothy” funding environment for startups. Money was flowing freely, and Maris was worried…


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