Joe Kraus Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Investments
  • 11

  • Portfolio
  • 4

  • Exits
  • 6


Joe Kraus General Information


Mr. Joe Kraus is a Co-Founder of Excite. Mr. Joe Kraus served as Venture Partner at GV. Mr. Kraus serves as President at Lime. He serves as Board Member at HomeLight and 2nd Address. He served as Board Member at Turo. He serves as Chief Operating Officer, President, & Board Member at Lime. He has been a Partner at Google Ventures since 2009, focusing on investments in mobile, gaming, and local services. He also serves on the Board of PeerSpace. He previously served as the Board Member and an Advisor at Post Intelligence. Before moving into Ventures, he held multiple product management roles at Google, including Blogger, Picasa, Sites, Friend Connect, and OpenSocial. He also served as Board Member at Corduro. He co-founded JotSpot in 2004, a wiki company that was acquired by Google in 2006. In 1993, he co-founded Excite, an early Internet search engine. During his tenure, he held multiple positions in the company, including leadership roles in product, business development, and marketing. In addition, Joe has been an active angel investor in multiple companies, including LinkedIn, Aardvark (sold to Google in 2010), Kongregate, and OpenCandy and he serves on the board of the Electronic Frontier Foundation ( He has a BA from Stanford University.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 555 Broadway
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • United States

Joe Kraus Investments (11)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Vartana 20-Jan-2022 Early Stage VC 0000 Other Financial Services Generating Revenue 000 00000
00000000000 01-Jan-2021 0000 00000 000 Clinics/Outpatient Services Generating Revenue 000 00000
00.00 30-Mar-2018 0000 00000 00.000 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 000 00000
000000 12-Apr-2017 0000 00000 000 Movies, Music and Entertainment Generating Revenue 000 00000
00000 15-Apr-2016 0000 00000 00.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue 000 00000
00000000 16-Dec-2015 0000 00000 00.000 Publishing Generating Revenue 000 00000
0000000000 04-Feb-2012 0000 00000 00.00 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 000 00000
0000000000 15-Aug-2007 00000 00000 000 Entertainment Software Profitable 000 00000
Odeo 21-Dec-2005 Seed Round 000 Other Media Product Development 000 00000
Information Markets 26-Sep-2000 Early Stage VC 000 Social/Platform Software Out of Business 000 00000
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Joe Kraus Exits (6)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size 31-Mar-2020 Merger/Acquisition
0000000000 31-Oct-2019 000000000000000000 00000
00000 25-Aug-2019 000000000000000000
0000 10-May-2007 000000000000000000
Information Markets 01-Jun-2001 Out of Business
Infrasearch 06-Mar-2001 Merger/Acquisition
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Joe Kraus Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Joe Kraus Angel Investor 00 0 0 Redwood City, CA
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Joe Kraus Co-Investors (36)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Floodgate Fund 1 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
GV 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
General Catalyst 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Martin Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Shasta Ventures 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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