Joe Kraus Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Investments
  • 11

  • Portfolio
  • 4

  • Exits
  • 6


Joe Kraus General Information


Mr. Joe Kraus serves as President at Lime. He served as Venture Partner at GV. 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.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • 85 2nd Street
  • Suite 100
  • San Francisco, CA 94105
  • United States
+1 (888) 000-0000

Joe Kraus Investments (11)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Synapticure 01-Feb-2022 Seed Round 000 Clinics/Outpatient Services Generating Revenue 000 00000
Vartana 20-Jan-2022 0000 00000 0000 Other Financial Services Generating Revenue 000 00000 30-Mar-2018 0000 00000 00.000 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 000 00000
Wave (Movies, Music and Entertainment) 12-Apr-2017 0000 00000 000 Movies, Music and Entertainment Generating Revenue 000 00000
Grove (Financial Software) 15-Apr-2016 0000 00000 00.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue 000 00000
Upload (Publishing) 16-Dec-2015 0000 00000 00.000 Publishing Generating Revenue 000 00000
Streamlabs 04-Feb-2012 0000 00000 00.00 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 000 00000
Kongregate 15-Aug-2007 00000 00000 000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 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

Joe Kraus Exits (6)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size 31-Mar-2020 Merger/Acquisition
Streamlabs 31-Oct-2019 000000000000000000 00000
Grove (Financial Software) 25-Aug-2019 000000000000000000
Odeo 10-May-2007 000000000000000000
Information Markets 01-Jun-2001 Out of Business
Infrasearch 06-Mar-2001 Merger/Acquisition

Joe Kraus Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Joe Kraus Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Joe Kraus Angel Investor 00 0 0 San Francisco, CA

Joe Kraus Co-Investors (26)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
GV 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Jeffrey Huber 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Martin Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Ronald Conway 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Sandro Salsano 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Joe Kraus FAQs

  • Who is Joe Kraus?

    Joe Kraus is an angel Investor who has made 11 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Joe Kraus?

    Joe Kraus is an angel investor.

  • What does Joe Kraus do?

    As an angel investor, Joe Kraus invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Joe Kraus invested in?

    Joe Kraus has made numerous investments in companies like Synapticure, Vartana, and within the Clinics/Outpatient Services, Financial Services, and Software Development Applications industries.

  • What has Joe Kraus invested in recently?

    Joe Kraus's latest investment was on 01-Feb-2022 in Synapticure, a company within the Clinics/Outpatient Services industry.

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