Google invests in 23andMe (personal genetics service)

Companies in Relationship

23andMe, Google

Deal Facts

Initial Announcement Date: 6/09

23andMe, Inc. announces that existing investor Google, Inc. invested $2.6 million in its Series B round of funding. The company has raised $13.6 million in connection with this round. 23andMe, Inc. is a personal genetics company that offers a Web-based service enabling users to search and explore genes contributing to their personal characteristics, such as lactose intolerance, athletic ability, and food preferences.

23andMe was founded by Anne Wojcicki, the wife of Goggle founder Sergey Brin. Google may have interest in indexing another domain of the world’s information.

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