Android Co-Founder Rich Miner on How He Is Spending Google’s Money

Rich Miner set out a year ago to make sure that Google Ventures had its hand in more mobile deals.

And it’s fair to say that is happening. Among its recent mobile deals, Google’s venture arm has invested in Appurify, Apportable, Cluster, MessageMe, Osito, Sold and Uber.

In that last one, Google Ventures wrote a check for $258 million.

“And a lot of deals that aren’t coming to us as mobile deals are turning out to be,” the Android co-founder and Google Ventures partner said in an interview.