Anne Wojcicki Biography, Age, Net worth, 23andMe, Marriage, Divorce and Email

By | July 13, 2021

Anne Wojcicki Biography

Anne Wojcicki an American entrepreneur and the co-founder and chief executive officer of the personal genomics company. In 2006, she co-founded 23andMe along with Linda Avey. 23andMe is a privately held personal genomics and biotechnology company, based in Sunnyvale, California, that provides genetic testing.

Anne Wojcicki Age

Anne Wojcicki was born on 28th July 1973, in San Mateo County, California USA

Anne Wojcicki 23andme

The 23andme was founded by Linda Avey, Paul Cusenza and Anne Wojcicki in 2006 to provide genetic testing and interpretation to individual consumers. Google invested US$3,900,000 in the company, along with Genentech, New Enterprise Associates, and Mohr Davidow Ventures in 2007. She was married to Google co-founder Sergey Brin at the time.

In 2007 one of their partner Cusenza left the company and was appointed CEO of Nodal Exchange in 2008. Later Avey also left the company in 2009 and co-founded Curious, Inc. in 2011. In 2012, the company raised $50 million in a Series D venture round, almost doubling its existing capital of $52.6 million. In 2015, the company raised $115 million in a Series E offering, increasing its total capital to $241 million.

23andMe created a brand marketing advertisement featuring Gru from the movie Despicable Me in June 2017. This year 2018, the company further marketed its brand in advertisements narrated by Warren Buffett.

23andMe was rumored to be raising another $200 million in venture funding with a valuation of $1.5 billion in September 2017, as of that the time (prior to the raise) the company had raised $230 million since it was founded. Afterwards, it was reported that the company raised $250 million, at a valuation $1.75 billion.

On July 25, 2018, the company announced it is partnering with GlaxoSmithKline and will allow the pharmaceutical company to use the test results from 5 million customers to design new drugs. GlaxoSmithKlin invested $300 million in the company.

Anne Wojcicki Family

Wojcicki was born the youngest of three daughters to Esther Wojcicki (née Hochman), an educator, and Stanley Wojcicki, a physics professor emeritus at Stanford University. Her mother is Jewish American, and her father is Polish. She was raised up along with her two sisters Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube and a former executive at Google and Janet Wojcicki, anthropologist and epidemiologist at the University of California, San Francisco.

She grew up on the Stanford campus. When Wojcicki was two, she learned how to figure skate, but later quit and started playing ice hockey.

Anne Wojcicki Husband

Wojcicki was previously married to Google co-founder Sergey Brin in May 2007. The duo shares a son, Benji Wojin, born in December 2008, and a daughter, Chloe Wojin, born in late 2011. News reports on August 28, 2013, announced that Wojcicki and Brin were living separately but that they were not legally separated. Later In March 2015, Wojcicki filed for divorce, that was finalized in June 2015.

Anne Wojcicki Divorce

Google co-founder Sergey Brin and 23andMe founder Anne Wojcicki divorced after eight years of marriage. They pair married in 2007 and had two children. The divorce was approved in May by court in Santa Clara County. Thy separated and Brin had a relationship with another woman at Google who worked in the Glass division,Re/code’s Liz Gannes and Kara Swisher reported at the time.

The duo had a prenuptial agreement in place, so their divorce shouldn’t affect Google very much. The couple reached a settlement for an undisclosed amount of money. Sergey Brin has an estimated net worth of $30 billion.

Anne Wojcicki Education

Wojcicki joined Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California, and served as an editor for The Oracle, the school newspaper, and won a scholarship for her sports stories. She later joined Yale University, where she was a competitive ice skater and played on the varsity women’s ice hockey team. She earbed her a B.S. in biology in 1996. She attended National Institutes of Health and the University of California at San Diego where she did molecular biology research.

Category: USA
Avatar

About Otis

Otieno is is an experienced writer with the skills for his unparalleled storytelling and insight. Born and raised in Kakamega, Kenya, Otieno developed a passion for writing from an early age.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *