Google Assistant - Investing in the future

We're looking for early stage companies that share in our mission of helping users get things done in their world. Think you're a fit?

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We're looking to invest and work closely with early stage companies that are moving the voice and assistance ecosystem forward. If your company is developing technologies that broaden the Assistant’s set of features, building new hardware devices for digital assistants, or focusing on a particular industry such as travel, games, or hospitality, we'd like to hear from you.


We provide a set of benefits to companies that work with us, including:

  • Investment capital to help you grow.
  • Access to Google teams (technical teams, business development, product leads, etc.)
  • Early access to new features and programs.
  • Credits for Google products including Google Cloud.
  • Potential co-marketing opportunities.


Agolo uses artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze hundreds of thousands of documents daily, and generates millions of personalized human-readable summaries in real-time. Agolo is a summarization platform for businesses.

Aiva Health is the voice operating system for better healthcare. We put smart speakers into hospitals and senior communities to reduce response times and improve satisfaction for patients, seniors, and caregivers alike.
Amira is a web-based, AI-powered tutor for early literacy. The avatar listens to students read out loud, identifies oral reading errors and assesses mastery, provides real-time tutoring backed by neuroscience, and generates actionable reports to show progress and guide instruction.

AskPorter is an AI property management platform. At its heart sits Porter, a digital assistant that automated and assists with any part of property management from arranging viewings and triaging maintenance issues to sending rent reminders.

BotSociety is a conversational design suite that allows you to design, prototype, and user test your next voice interface.

Doppio is a conversational voice games company formed by industry veterans who are passionate about using voice to bring storytelling and game design closer together.

Drivetime is the world's first developer of interactive audio infotainment targeting a deeply underserved consumer - the driver of the car.

Elly is the world's first empathetic audio companion for people impacted by cancer. Through personalized audio content, Elly comforts, educates and supports patients to live happier and healthier.

Go Moment created Ivy, the world's largest AI powered travel chatbot. Ivy elevates the guest experience with instant answers to common questions and quick service from staff when needed.

Instreamatic is a Voice AI Infrastructure for Media — enabling real-time voice conversations between brands and consumers across multiple media verticals. People can speak with ads and the ads can talk back in an intelligent and adaptive way.

Kraftful provides digital interfaces for smart home products like lights, locks, and thermostats. By standardizing the underlying UX, Kraftful leverages user interaction data to iteratively improve the usability of smart home interfaces.

Mainstay is an engagement platform that makes it easy for colleges and businesses to start and measure conversations that drive action at scale. Everything we do—from our rigorous research methods to how we’ve built and trained our AI—is designed to help people take the next step toward achieving their goals.

Paper is the first comprehensive Educational Support System (ESS) featuring live help and writing feedback for students paired with real-time feedback and intervention tools for teachers.

Pulse Labs provides human-centered testing, measurement, and analysis for voice applications to aid developers in creating engaging and enjoyable experiences.

Satisfi Labs is an AI-powered Knowledge Management Platform that makes conversation with places possible. Its proprietary Answer Engine enables search for physical locations through conversational AI by taking in structured and unstructured data and making it AI-ready, allowing the Engine to create expert virtual assistants on the web, mobile, SMS, and voice channels.

Slang Labs is the multilingual and multimodal In-App Voice Assistant that can be embedded inside mobile and web apps, making those apps faster, easier, and more accessible. It's backed by a unique Voice Assistant as a Service (VAaaS) platform that enables the fastest time-to-market for brands through a low-code integration process. Slang has pre-built support for apps in the Retail E-commerce, Travel, BFSI, and Job domains and can be easily customized to a brand's specific needs.

StatMuse pioneered a platform for interactive storytelling that brings authentic digital personas to life, powered by the personalities of over 25 sports superstars, including Peyton Manning, Todd Gurley and Scott Van Pelt.

Wysa offers mental health support through an AI-enabled chatbot. Anonymous, empathetic, and available 24x7, Wysa uses evidence-based cognitive-behavioral techniques and has over 150+ self-care tools like meditation and micro-actions to help you build mental resilience skills. In addition, Wysa also offers text-based support by professional wellbeing coaches that can help you achieve your goals and cope with whatever you are going through.

Voiceflow is a conversation design tool that makes it easy to design, prototype, and launch voice and chat experiences.

Our Team

Saurabh Sharma - Head of Google Assistant Investments

Saurabh is the Head of the Google Assistant Investments program.

In addition, Saurabh also leads Product Management for Google Assistant's Identity and Monetization teams. Previously, Saurabh has led a number of product teams at Google including Family Link, Google+ Profiles, and Google Abuse prevention. Prior to Google, Saurabh co-founded 220bpm, a cardiac diagnostic company, and also led several engineering projects at IBM.

Pauline Cristofari - Corporate Development

Pauline is leading the strategy and scouting efforts for the Google Assistant Investments program.

Pauline joined Google's corporate development team in September 2018 and has led projects for several Google product areas including Maps, Devices & Services and Assistant. Prior to Google, Pauline worked at Lenovo in their open innovation arm looking at AR/VR, AI and IoT innovative solutions in the bay area.

Zoë Naidoo - Corporate Development

Zoë leads the investment execution and portfolio management for the Google Assistant Investments program.

Zoë joined Google's corporate development team in October 2019. She has led acquisitions and strategic investments for several Google product areas including Cloud, Maps, Ads & Commerce, and Assistant. Prior to Google, Zoë worked at eBay in their corporate development group and prior to that worked at William Blair as part of their Tech Investment Banking practice supporting clients on a wide range of M&A transactions in the Technology industry.

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