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Description:     Bill Maris, managing partner of Google Ventures explains how the fund’s investments fit in with Google’s overall strategy.

Source: CNNMoney.com – video report

Date: 09/29/2011

Link:  http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2011/09/28/ts_google_ventures.fortune/

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the reasons presented for Google’s involvement in new ventures?
  • What are some other possible reasons that were not mentioned in the report?
  • Do you think this is a wise use of capital by management?
  • What other strategic alternatives are available to management for use of their capital and the development of new technologies?

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