Joe Kraus General Information
Mr. Joe Kraus serves as Venture Partner at GV. Mr. Kraus serves as Chief Operating Officer and Board Member 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 serves 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 (EFF.org). He has a BA from Stanford University.