I/VC  Playground Global


     Office Locations:

380 Portage Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 650-843-5000



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Storage & Hardware



    Playground Global is a venture fund and design studio that provides resources, mentorship and funding for startups making hardware devices. The firm was founded in 2015 by Andy Rubin, Peter Barrett, Matt Hershenson and Bruce Leak. Playground offers startups support with engineering, distribution, manufacturing and financing in exchange for equity. The company's investment fund has raised $300 million from its limited partners including Google, HP, Foxconn, Redpoint Ventures, Seagate Technology and Tencent, among others.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Andy Rubin Founder & CEO
    Bruce Leak Founder
    Matt Hershenson Founder
    Peter Barrett Founder & CTO


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):







      RightHand Robotics



      Series B





      Series B


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Essential Products
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      Nervana Systems
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      RightHand Robotics
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