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Google Invests in Milk
By: Prashanth Shantharam  |  7, November 2011

Kevin Rose’s app incubator firm, Milk, drew another round of investment from Google, soon after they’d closed a seed round to the tune of $1.5M. The seed round for Milk was funded by a slew of investors including Chris Sacca, Ron Conway and Michael Arrington to name a few. Milk unleashed their first app, Oink, a week ago.

Oink allows users to rate and discover new things. Google Maps is an integral part of Oink and Kevin Rose wants to incorporate more of Google products, going forward.

Rose says

“We started talking to Google after we closed our round, but decided to open it up for them as they’ve been adding a ton of value right away.”

Here’s an interview with Kevin Rose, where he talks about Milk and Oink. Video courtesy: AppJudgement

Image Credit: http://crenk.com

Content Via: TechCrunch


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