Andy Rubin joins Redpoint, raises $48 mln for his Playground incubator


Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android, has joined Redpoint Ventures as a venture partner, the firm said in a blog post. Redpoint also invested in Rubin’s new hardware incubator Playground.

Rubin left Google last year to start his incubator. He said Monday that Playground raised $48 million from investors that also include Google, Hewlett-Packard and Hon Hai Precision Industry, according to a news report.

Rubin is to spend at least one day a week at Redpoint researching and vetting potential investments, the report said.

Before Android, Rubin co-founded Danger. He was previously an entrepreneur in residence at Redpoint.

 

 

 

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