Kevin Rose Joins Google Ventures
Before anyone knew Mark Zuckerberg’s name, Kevin Rose was the Web’s golden boy -- and his pursuits still pique the curiosity of tech watchers everywhere. What’s the founder of Digg.com up to? Well, after joining Google in March to work on Google+ -- along with some of his team from mobile app incubator Milk -- Rose has reportedly moved on to Google Ventures.
“Rose is now a venture partner at the firm focused on making new investments, and he has already moved internally,” according to AllThingsD. “Rose famously founded Digg and built a sizable personal following through a career as a TV and video host and an early social media guy.” While Digg lost momentum, however, and Milk failed to develop a killer app, Rose has apparently fostered a successful side career as an angel investor.
“Rose’s list of personal investments is long and actually quite strong,” remarks AllThingsD. “It includes Fab, Foursquare, Ngmoco, OMGPOP, Path, Square, Twitter and Zynga.” At Google, Rose was initially named a senior product manager on Google+, while three others from Milk joined the social team as well. The 3-year-old Google Ventures also happened to be a backer of Rose’s Milk.