Google Ventures, KPCB, Andreessen Horowitz Team Up to Launch the Glass Collective

Google Ventures, KPCB, Andreessen Horowitz Team Up to Launch the Glass Collective

We’re excited by the promise of the Glass platform. Developers are already dreaming up new experiences for Glass, and we want to help bring those ideas to life.

The Glass Collective investment syndicate will provide financing and support to entrepreneurs shaping the future through Glass.

Bill Maris, Google Ventures
“When you first see somebody wearing Glass, you might think “What can that thing do?” Well, quite honestly, we’re wondering the same thing. When entrepreneurs and engineers encounter a new computing platform, amazing things happen. Think how much the cell phone has changed, just from 2007 to 2013. We’re really interested in where Glass goes from here.”

John Doerr, KPCB
“This is a platform so new, so unlike anything before, that we can’t guess what the killer services will be. But, believe me, they’re coming. The best ideas for the Glass platform will come from entrepreneurs — they always do.”

Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz
“The thesis of Glass is profoundly transformational. And as with the Internet and smartphones, a huge amount of work will be done by third-party developers to fully realize the Glass vision. Glass brings developers a new springboard for creativity and an amazing new platform to build the defining services of the future.”