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Google Ventures employs 50 people........... Eight of them investing partners.

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Google Ventures wants to fund tech that changes the world. Karim Faris, VC partner says. "We're trying to take more risks than average VCs."

GV employs 50 people, 8 of them investing partners. The rest are specialists who work directly with startups in four departments: recruiting, engineering, marketing/PR and website design.

Google Ventures will invest $1 billion in startups over the next five years. It's averaging two investments per week, and currently has 100 portfolio companies, everything from cancer diagnostics (Foundation Medicine) to video chat (Airtime).

Take a tour of the Google Ventures office at 1489 Charleston.

8 investing partners doing 100 deals per year? Not sure how that math works out....

I was wondering that too, Chris.

The math says every partner has to do a deal every month.

I'm guessing that means most of the investments are seed-stage (and thus don't require board seats and time commitments).

The article seems tongue-in-cheek.

No, it's real. Over the top, but real.

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