Alphabet, Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate founded in 2015 as a holding company for Google. The company specializes in product development and innovation, with a focus on research and development (R&D). In addition to Google, Alphabet's portfolio includes subsidiaries such as Calico, GV, CapitalG, Verily, Waymo, and X. The company has also made a number of strategic investments, including in Uber and Lyft. Alphabet is headquartered in Mountain View, California.