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Joe Kraus


Mr. Joe Kraus serves as Venture Partner at GV. Mr. Kraus serves as Chief Operating Officer and Board Member at Lime. 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 in to Ventures, Joe held multiple product management roles at Google, including Blogger, Picasa, Sites, Friend Connect, and OpenSocial. He also served as a Board Member at Corduro. He co-founded JotSpot in 2004, a wiki company that was acquired by Google in 2006. In 1993, Joe 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 ( Joe has a BA from Stanford University.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
  • Mountain View, CA 94043
  • United States

Joe Kraus Investments (8)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner 30-Mar-2018 Seed Round 000 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 000 00000
000000000 12-Apr-2017 0000 00000 000 Application Software Startup 000 00000
00000 15-Apr-2016 0000 00000 00.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue 000 00000
000000 16-Dec-2015 0000 00000 00.000 Information Services (B2C) 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
Information Markets 26-Sep-2000 Early Stage VC 000 Social/Platform Software Startup 000 00000
Infrasearch 01-Jun-2000 Angel (individual) 000 Information Services (B2C) Startup 000 00000
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Joe Kraus Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Streamlabs 26-Sep-2019 Merger/Acquisition 00000 Completed
00000 25-Aug-2019 000000000000000000 Completed
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00000000000 000000 01-Jun-2001 000 00 00000000 Completed
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Joe Kraus Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Joe Kraus Angel Investor 00 0 0 Mountain View, CA