Angel/Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C, Series D onward
Founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google started out as a web search engine. It then grew into a provider of various web services (e.g. email, web publishing) and subsequently became one of the world’s biggest tech companies, standing alongside Apple, Microsoft and Amazon. As an investor, Google is notably one of the earliest investors in Chinese internet giants Baidu and Meituan-Dianping.