Peter Read

General Partner, Google Ventures

Biography

Peter is an angel investor and/or advisor: 4Info, AdjustYourSet, Amazine, Asap54, Bandpage, Believe.in, BookingBug, BusinessOfFashion, CarThrottle, Ceros, Citymapper, Comedy.com, Diagonal View, Eyeclick, EyeEm, Fandango, Freeformers, GetYourGuide, GoEuro, Hootsuite, Hopster, HowDo, InGrooves, Interact.io, JustGiving, LivePlanet, Loopcam, Memrise, MindCandy, Mippin, Mixlr, Monoqi, MoviePilot, Mr&Mrs Smith, Mubi, MyHeritage, Narrative, Newtracks, Pleo, Qapital, Quill, Qupcake, RadiumOne, Readmill, Readwave, ReturnPath, Sailthru, Sleepio, SofarSounds, Songkick, Sportsnewmedia, Taggstar, TapeTV, TastemakerX, Tictrac, Toast, Twitmusic, UpMySport, Vyclone, WeAreRoli, Weeworld, WoolAndTheGang, Wummelkiste, YossarianLives, YPlan, etc; and alongside top tier investors: Accel, Balderton, Benchmark, Greylock, Index, Passion, ProFounders, Sequoia, SVAngel, UnionSquare, etc

Peter was previously an advisor with Neven Vision (acquired by Google), Saynow (Google), Fizzback (Nice Systems), Techlightenment (Experian), uberVu (Hootsuite), Gidsy (GetYourGuide), ChicChickClub (JustFab), Shopwiki Oversee), Launch Music (Yahoo), LoveFilm (Amazon), Skype (eBay), Mobix (Seachange), Kindo (MyHeritage), MusicNation (UMG), Preview Networks (Rightster), Playahead (Modern Times Group), HSX (Cantor Fitzgerald), H2G2 (BBC), iFilm (MTV), Metacafe (The Collective), and Meevee (eUniverse)

Peter is Managing Director of Entertainment Insights and was previously President of Nielsen Entertainment in LA

Peter is Special Partner at Vitruvian; Director of GP
Bullhound; Governor at Beaconsfield High School; digital advisor to Oxfam, eLife, Sport England, and The Roundhouse; and an active supporter of Entrepreneur First, Founders Forum, Seedcamp, Tech City, Oxford Mindfulness, Cambridge Wellbeing, Mindfulness In Schools, Mind & Life, CSAP, NFTS and BAFTA. He was an (uncredited) actor in Flyin’ Ryan which received some of the worst reviews in movie history.

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