Startups Like Uber and Airbnb Have Made Alphabet Inc. Over $11 Billion

Google Ventures, the company’s venture capital division, made a $258 investment in Uber back in 2013 when the ride-sharing company was valued at a measly $4 billion. Recently Uber has been valued at around $54 billion and likely makes up a big piece of Alphabet’s holdings. However, Alphabet has not released the number of shares it owns in any one company.

Alphabet has a number of investment arms watching over the startup world. Besides Google Ventures, the company also owns Capital G (formerly Google Capital) with a focus on later-stage tech companies. Capital G invests in companies beyond the scope of GV’s radius of North America and Europe, especially in China and India. Alphabet also owns Gradient Ventures, an AI-focused venture fund.


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