Google and Khosla Ventures Back Former Googlers' Weather Insurance Start-up
As those of us who hoped to go sledding in San Francisco last weekend know too well, weather forecasting is not terrifically precise. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be a technology business. WeatherBill, a company that sells weather insurance to farmers, just got a big vote of confidence from folks in the high-tech world for its weather simulation modeling.
Four-year-old WeatherBill is announcing today $42 million in Series B funding from Google Ventures and Khosla Ventures as well as previous investors NEA, Index Ventures, Allen & Company, First Round Capital, Atomico and Code Advisors.
WeatherBill CEO David Friedberg was previously a member of Google’s corporate development team, while CTO Siraj Khaliq led technical projects such as the company’s distributed computing infrastructure. They are actually some of the first former Googler co-founders funded by Google Ventures.