Google Invests In Sergey’s Wife’s Company

Guess Google likes to keep the money in the family. Sergey Brin’s new wife, Anne Wojcicki, cofounded the bitech start-up that just received $3.9 million in funding from the search giant, according to EcommerceTimes.

“Formerly a biotech investor herself, Wojcicki cofounded 23andMe last year with biopharmaceutical industry veteran Linda Avey. The startup, located near Google’s Mountain View, Calif., headquarters, is trying to “allow individuals to gain deeper insights into their ancestry, genealogy and inherited traits,” Wojcicki said, according to ECommerceTimes.

23andMe plans to officially launch by the end of the year. The company name refers to the 23 pairs of chromosomes in humans.

Related reading

Robot sitting on a bunch of books. Contains clipping path
A picture of the 'Springfield Shopper' newspaper from The Simpsons, bearing the headline "LOCAL MAN LOSES PANTS, LIFE"
A screenshot of visual search on Pinterest. On the left is a picture of a copper angle-poise lamp, with the words 'Visually similar results' above it. Down the right-hand side are a number of pins showing similar lamps.
Simple Share Buttons