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12 successful startup founders who can also claim the title of mom

There are plenty of women who have scaled successful startups and hold the titles of founder or CEO.  But these women are also called "mom," by their children at home.   From Stella & Dot to Eventbrite, here are 12 companies launched by founders who also happen to be moms.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A new generation of female startup entrepreneurs are working hard to solve problems — while working just as hard at being a parent.  Business Insider talked to venture ca...
Tags: Google, Stanford, Los Angeles, Trends, Long, Silicon Valley, Fda, Dell, Starbucks, Orange County, Huffington Post, Vmware, Adi Tatarko, Eventbrite, Anne Wojcicki, Diane Greene


Most of tech's most powerful CEOs are coupled up. Here's what life is like for the husbands and wives of Silicon Valley's elite.

Most of tech's most powerful CEOs are married.  Not everyone is coupled up — Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have girlfriends, while Jack Dorsey and Tim Cook appear to be single.  But for those who are married, many of them have been with their spouses for years or even decades.  Here's a look at the lives of the spouses of tech's biggest CEOs.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It takes a special type of person to become the partner of a high-powered tech executive: From long week...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, New York City, Disney


The adorable dogs owned by the most powerful tech executives, from Mark Zuckerberg to Elon Musk

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the owner of an adorable fluffy dog named Beast, but he isn't the only tech executive with a furry friend. Studies show that dogs can help reduce stress levels and boost productivity, so they make ideal companions for tech moguls running billion-dollar companies. These are some of the most powerful dogs in Silicon Valley. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With company cultures that celebrate — and even encourage — employees bringing their dog...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Instagram, Microsoft, Boston, Satya Nadella, San Francisco, Trends, Long, David, Alaska, New York Times, Zynga, Marvin


Expanding its women’s health benefits offerings for employers, Maven raises $45 million

Over the past twelve months, Maven, the benefits provider focused on women’s health and family planning, has expanded its customer base to include over 100 companies and grown its telehealth services to include 1,700 providers across 20 specialties — for services like shipping breast milk, finding a doula and egg freezing, fertility treatments, surrogacy and adoption. The New York-based company which offers its healthcare services to individuals, health plans, and employers has now raised an add...
Tags: TC, New York, Technology, Reese Witherspoon, Articles, Tech, Egg Freezing, Bumble, Sequoia Capital, Mindy Kaling, TechCrunch, 23andMe, Founder, Sequoia, Anne Wojcicki, Female Founders Fund


From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


The DNA testing industry is stuck in a rut. Here's how 23andMe and Ancestry are plotting their next moves.

Two of the biggest consumer genetics companies — 23andMe and Ancestry — have recently laid off workers, citing a slowdown in the market for their tests.  Consumers aren't flocking to send their spit into genetic testing companies in as high a numbers as the industry expected, an issue the industry has sounded the alarm on for the past six months.  Industry experts aren't expecting that market to ever come back, forcing the companies to adopt new strategies. Here's where the companies are betti...
Tags: Amazon, Medical, US, Trends, Helix, Fda, Nevada, Illumina, Business Insider, Anne Wojcicki, Alto, Ancestry, Evercore ISI, KAO, LabCorp, NorthShore University HealthSystem


Google's cofounders lost almost $2 billion each after Alphabet reported lower than expected revenue. Here's how they built a combined $127 billion fortune and how they spend it.

Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin each lost nearly $2 billion from their net worths after the search engine's parent company reported on Monday. Brin and Page announced that they were stepping down from their roles at Alphabet in December. With a reported net worth of $64.6 billion, former Alphabet CEO Larry Page is the seventh-richest person in the world according. Former Alphabet president Sergey Brin is No. 10, with a reported net worth of $62.3 billion. The pair of multibillio...
Tags: Google, New York Post, Elon Musk, Stanford, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Nasa, Cnn, Larry Page, New York Times, Tim Cook, Sergey Brin


Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin lost almost $2 billion each after Alphabet reported lower than expected revenue. Here's how they built a combined $127 billion fortune and how they spend it, from trapeze lessons to a 600-foot 'air yacht.'

Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin each lost nearly $2 billion from their net worths after the search engine's parent company reported on Monday. Brin and Page announced that they were stepping down from their roles at Alphabet in December. With a reported net worth of $64.6 billion, former Alphabet CEO Larry Page is the seventh-richest person in the world according. Former Alphabet president Sergey Brin is No. 10, with a reported net worth of $62.3 billion. The pair of multibillio...
Tags: Google, New York Post, Elon Musk, Stanford, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Nasa, Cnn, Larry Page, New York Times, Tim Cook, Sergey Brin


23andMe just laid off 100 employees as the DNA-testing 'fad' ends

23andMe is laying off 100 amid a slowdown in the consumer genetics market, CNBC first reported Thursday.  The layoffs hit departments across the organization in an effort to scale back on work that isn't core to the consumer testing and therapeutics businesses, a company spokesman told Business Insider. It's happening at a time when sales of genetics tests have disappointed, with Wall Street signalling that the consumer genetics "fad" is over.  Click here for more BI Prime stories. DNA-testin...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, Cnbc, 23andMe, Illumina, Anne Wojcicki, Veritas Genetics, Christina Farr


From Priscilla Chan to Melinda Gates, these are the spouses of some of the most powerful people in tech

Most of tech's most powerful CEOs are married.  Not everyone is coupled up — Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have girlfriends, while Jack Dorsey and Tim Cook appear to be single.  But for those who are married, many of them have been with their spouses for years or even decades.  Here's a look at the lives of the spouses of tech's biggest CEOs.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It takes a special type of person to become the partner of a high-powered tech executive: From long week...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, New York City, Disney


Twitter's former head of media has raised $25 million from a who's who of Silicon Valley to invest in startups

Katie Jacobs Stanton, a former Twitter executive, has raised $25 million for her first fund to continue investing in young startups. The fund raised capital from legendary investors and operators including Marc Andreessen, Ev Williams, Anne Wojcicki, and April Underwood. Before raising a fund, Stanton put her own money into companies as an angel investor. She's backed Carta, Coinbase, and Color, among others. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Katie Jacobs Stanton, Twitter's former head of...
Tags: Twitter, Trends, Silicon Valley, Ben Horowitz, Ev Williams, Anne Wojcicki, Chris Dixon, Stanton, Katie Jacobs Stanton, Cendana Capital, Moxxie Ventures, Marc Andreessen Ev Williams Anne Wojcicki, Carta Coinbase, Marc Andreessen Chris Sacca, Bain Capital Ventures Bloomberg Beta, Carta Coinbase Lambda School


The DNA-testing 'fad' is ending. We spoke to the CEOs of Ancestry and 23andMe about how they're fighting back.

Consumers aren't flocking to send their spit into genetic testing companies in as high a numbers as the industry expected.  "The market's been down and we don't see that coming back next year," Vijay Kumar, an analyst at Evercore ISI said. In its wake, consumer genetics companies are starting to get creative to handle the lull.  Subscribe to Dispensed, Business Insider's weekly healthcare newsletter. Click here for more BI Prime stories. For years, the hot gift at the holiday season has been ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, Helix, Las Vegas, Nevada, Illumina, Business Insider, Anne Wojcicki, Ancestry, Lizzo, Parkinson, Evercore ISI, KAO, LabCorp, Georgiadis


The genetic testing business is stuck in a slump. We spoke to industry giants Ancestry and 23andMe about how they're preparing for a comeback.

Consumers aren't flocking to send their spit into genetic testing companies in as high a numbers as the industry expected.  "The market's been down and we don't see that coming back next year," Vijay Kumar, an analyst at Evercore ISI said. In its wake, consumer genetics companies are starting to get creative to handle the lull.  Subscribe to Dispensed, Business Insider's weekly healthcare newsletter. Click here for more BI Prime stories. For years, the hot gift at the holiday season has been ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, Helix, Las Vegas, Nevada, Illumina, Business Insider, Anne Wojcicki, Ancestry, Lizzo, Parkinson, Evercore ISI, KAO, LabCorp, Georgiadis


Time’s latest ‘100’ triumph, a smart media-world exit, and what’s next for publishing

Welcome to the latest edition of Ad Age Publisher’s Brief, our roundup of news from the world of content producers across digital and print. Insert ‘100’ emoji (and fire emoji and dollar-sign emoji) here Just over a year ago, Marc Benioff, the founder and co-CEO of Salesforce, and his wife Lynne agreed to buy Time magazine from Meredith Corporation for $190 million in cash. If they’ve since had any doubts about that splurge, the Time 100 Health Summit, held yesterday in New York City, su...
Tags: Verizon, Facebook, New York Post, New York, Tig Notaro, New York City, Time, Advertising, Harvard, Bill Clinton, Broadway, Manhattan, National Institutes of Health, Nancy Gibbs, Times, Sequoia Capital




Thirty-one women who “run the world” — and what can be learned from them

Today, a new book called “Girls Who Run the World” hits real and virtual bookshelves, and for anyone with a middle-school aged kid or looking to inspire a high-schooler, it might be worth checking out. Featuring 31 women who are the CEOs of companies that they have created themselves — think Spanx, Glossier, Caribou Sciences, and Stitch Fix — each of their stories underscores that dreams really can be made into reality when you want something badly enough. We talked yesterday with the book’s aut...
Tags: TC, Stanford, Tech, Autodesk, Birchbox, Tracy Young, Anne Wojcicki, Diet Coke, Mariam Naficy, Shiseido, Jesse Genet, Lumi, Emily Weiss, Nina Tandon, Jennifer Hyman, Farmgirl Flowers


Google is going through a slow-motion employee revolt and its cofounders are missing in action (GOOG, GOOGL)

As tensions have mounted between Google employees and leadership, the company's cofounders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, are missing in action. None of the thirteen current and former employees we spoke to know exactly why Page and Brin have receded into the background, though some speculate the billionaires simply don't want to be bothered with the growing criticism the company faces. In their absence, vocal employee organizers have stepped up their efforts to overturn controversial projects l...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, China, New York City, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Larry Page, New York Times, Sergey Brin, SEC, Silicon Valley, Pentagon, CBP, Times, Eric Schmidt


Google's Sergey Brin has secretly been married to the founder of a legal tech startup since 2018 (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google cofounder Sergey Brin has been married to his girlfriend Nicole Shanahan since 2018, the Chronicle of Philanthropy recently reported. Brin, 46, and Shanahan, 34, have been dating since 2015, and have one child together who was born last year. Brin was previously married to 23andMe founder Anne Wojcicki, but they finalized their divorce in 2015. They have two children together. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google cofounder Sergey Brin has reportedly been married s...
Tags: Google, Trends, Sergey Brin, Jamaica, Vanity Fair, Alex Rodriguez, 23andMe, Anne Wojcicki, Rosenberg, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Shanahan, Brin, Wojcicki, Amanda Rosenberg, Nicole Shanahan, Bia Echo Foundation


These are dogs of some of the most powerful executives in Silicon Valley, from Mark Zuckerberg to Travis Kalanick

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the owner of an adorable fluffy dog named Beast, but he isn't the only tech executive with a furry friend. Studies show that dogs can help reduce stress levels and boost productivity, so they make ideal companions for tech moguls running billion dollar companies. These are some of the most powerful dogs in Silicon Valley. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With company cultures that celebrate—and even encourage —employees bringing their dogs ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Instagram, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, San Francisco, Trends, Long, David, Alaska, New York Times, Zynga, Marvin, Reddit


Scaling The Maternal Wall: Why Do We Still Underestimate Working Mothers?

I was standing at Cipriani’s in New York celebrating another year with my law firm and talking with a brilliant colleague who had just been elected to the firm’s partnership. It was 2006. Over celebratory clinking of glasses, my newly-minted-partner friend whispered to me that she was pregnant with her first child, followed with a quip about how she had timed it perfectly because her partnership was now secure. I was a motherless 26-year-old and this was the first time that I was privy to the r...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, America, Indianapolis, Pepsico, Sheryl Sandberg, Anne Wojcicki, Indra Nooyi, Cipriani, Jennifer Hyman, Stacy Brown Philpot, Michelle J Budig, Sussex Instagram Post, Susan Wojcicki Anne


The mother of the YouTube and 23andMe CEOs has a 5-letter catchword for raising successful children and she wrote a book about it (GOOG, GOOGL)

Ester Wojcicki — the mother of YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki — has a new book coming out on May 7 about how to raise successful children.  Wojcicki told Fortune in a recent interview that her approach can be applied by business leaders as well, and boils down to the acronym TRICK, which stands for: trust, respect, independence, collaboration, and kindness.  "If you treat employees the same way, if you believe in them and give them an opportunity to perform, then they...
Tags: Google, Steve Jobs, Youtube, San Francisco, Trends, James Franco, Silicon Valley, Susan Wojcicki, Fortune, University Of California, Anne Wojcicki, John Mackey, Janet, Palo Alto High School, Wojcicki, Lisa Brennan Jobs


The CEOs of YouTube and 23andMe are part of a group of investors making a $55 million bet on Victoria's Secret challenger ThirdLove

ThirdLove announced on Tuesday that it has raised $55 million in a round of funding led by consumer-focused private-equity firm L Catterton. The CEOs of 23andMe and YouTube were among the other investors. ThirdLove said in a press release that it was not looking for new capital and that the round was put together preemptively by its investors. The company said that the new funding will be put toward expanding its assortment and improving the technology that it uses to help shoppers find the r...
Tags: Youtube, US, Trends, Victoria, Susan Wojcicki, North America, 23andMe, Anne Wojcicki, Heidi Zak, Zak, Catterton, ThirdLove, L Catterton Angel


ThirdLove, the direct-to-consumer lingerie startup, gets a $55M boost

Direct-to-consumer startups — making products that leverage the internet to bypass third-party marketplaces and retailers to engage with and sell directly to their customers — have been one of the biggest categories of growth in the world of e-commerce, and today one of the startups that helped create and prove the model is announcing a big round of funding to take its business to the next stage. ThirdLove, which started with bras and now makes and sells a variety of lingerie and underwear cater...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Youtube, US, Tech, Aol, Alibaba, Victoria, Andreessen Horowitz, Susan Wojcicki, Lvmh, Yuri Milner, Felicis Ventures, Tim Armstrong, Anne Wojcicki


23andMe is upending how we find new drugs, and the CEO says 13 are now in early trials

Silicon Valley genetic testing startup 23andMe is making progress in its efforts to develop new drugs for everything from skin conditions to cancer and heart disease, the CEO said at an event last week. Therapeutics with the 23andMe label would be a "source of pride" for the company, she added. 23andMe now has 13 drug candidates in its pipeline with two compounds in the animal testing phase of research. Could 23andMe-branded drugs one day grace the shelves of your medicine cabinet? Anne Wojci...
Tags: Trends, Silicon Valley, GlaxoSmithKline, Bill, Melinda Gates, Wall Street Journal, Anne Wojcicki, Genentech, GSK, Crest, Wojcicki, Alnylam, Richard Scheller, Pfizer Biogen Genentech


23andMe updates its ancestry reports, but they’re still not perfect

23andMe, co-founded by CEO Anne Wojcicki, has deployed its latest update, featuring interactive ancestry details, cultural insights about food, art, language, and the option to order a physical ancestry book. Starting today, customers will be able to see more granular ancestry results from more than 1,000 regions, as well as 33 population-specific pages about cultural information. Before this update, 23andMe simply said I was 12 percent Brtish and Irish. Now, it’s able to break down where in ...
Tags: Health, TC, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Genetics, Ireland, Cameroon, Congo, DNA testing, 23andMe, Anne Wojcicki, Ancestry, University of Kansas, Ogun State, Department of Anthropology


Genetic testing is the future of healthcare, but many experts say companies like 23andMe are doing more harm than good

Genetic testing will be a cornerstone of healthcare in 2019, experts say. There are two ways to do the testing: getting a costly but complete genetic workup through a doctor or opting for a cheaper at-home test like those sold by 23andMe. Clinicians and advocates criticize the at-home approach, which they say prioritizes and long-term health. But entrepreneurs counter that the at-home approach lets more people access information. Which method will win out, and at what cost? As millions of A...
Tags: Google, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Helix, Fda, GlaxoSmithKline, Barry, Ross, 23andMe, Luna, Rogers, Anne Wojcicki, Ancestry, Hazel, Vanderbilt University, Levin


Genetic testing could be the future of healthcare, but some doctors think companies like 23andMe might be doing more harm than good

Genetic testing will be a cornerstone of healthcare in 2019, experts say. There are two ways to do the testing: getting a costly but complete genetic workup through a doctor or opting for a cheaper at-home test like those sold by 23andMe. Clinicians and advocates criticize the at-home approach, which they say prioritizes and long-term health. But entrepreneurs counter that the at-home approach lets more people access information. Which method will win out, and at what cost? As millions of A...
Tags: Google, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Helix, Fda, GlaxoSmithKline, Barry, Ross, 23andMe, Luna, Rogers, Anne Wojcicki, Ancestry, Hazel, Vanderbilt University, Levin


Good genes? The sisters who put the rest of us to shame

Anne Wojcicki and her siblings Susan and Janet have all got the top of their professions, but is their success down to nature or nurture?
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Here's what Sergey Brin's resume looked like back in 1996, two years before he cofounded Google (GOOG, GOOGL)

These days, Sergey Brin is one of the wealthiest and most powerful people in tech.  But back in 1996, Brin was a lot like any other Ph.D. candidate — on paper, at least.  Brin's resume, which was last updated more than 20 years ago, is still available online. At the time Brin made it, he was working toward completing his Ph.D. at Stanford University. Brin is now worth $43.6 billion and serves as president of Google parent company Alphabet, but in the early days, he was more focused on making an ...
Tags: Google, Trends, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Jeff Bezos, Bahamas, Eric Schmidt, Alphabet, Anne Wojcicki, Brin, Larry Page Join, Lisa Eadicicco, Stanford University Brin


Regulators just gave DNA testing startup 23andMe the go-ahead to offer a health product that scientists have called dubious

Anne Wojcicki, the CEO and founder of genetics testing startup 23andMe, said earlier this month that she hoped the company would add a new health offering that looks at how you process medications, including those for depression. On Wednesday, federal regulators gave the company the green light to offer the test. Albertsons pharmacies and gene testing startup Color Genomics offer the same type of test for $250-$750, but many scientists say it's not worth the money. Anne Wojcicki, the CEO and...
Tags: Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Silicon Valley, Fda, 23andMe, Anne Wojcicki, Albertsons, Wojcicki, San Francisco When, Color Genomics, Tim Stenzel, FDA s Center for Devices and Radiological Health