Google Cofounder's Wife Gets Another $2.6 Million Investment From Google

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Google (GOOG) just told the SEC it’s invested $2.6 million in Anne Wojcicki’s biotech startup 23andMe.

Wojcicki is Google cofounder Sergey Brin’s wife, and he’s recused himself from the whole deal.

But it’s still a head-scratching investment.  Not because of the family ties between the companies, but because why does Google want or need to own a piece of a biotech company?

Why is Google now a VC?

Fred Wilson said it best in March:

  • “The best talent in the venture industry doesn’t work in large companies and won’t work in large companies.”
  • “Corporate investors don’t really share the profit motive with the entrepreneurs.”

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