Anne Wojcicki

Anne Wojcicki is an American businesswoman and the co-founder and CEO of 23andMe, a personal genomics company. She is also a guest shark on the ABC reality television series Shark Tank.

Wojcicki was born in San Mateo, California, on July 28, 1973. She graduated from Yale University with a degree in biology.

After graduating from college, Wojcicki worked as a researcher at the University of California, Santa Cruz. In 1998, she joined Google as the company’s 16th employee. She was responsible for managing the company’s advertising sales.

In 2006, Wojcicki co-founded 23andMe with Linda Avey and Paul Cusenza. The company offers genetic testing services that allow people to learn about their ancestry, health risks, and other genetic information.

23andMe has grown to become one of the leading personal genomics companies in the world. The company has raised over $1 billion in funding and has over 10 million customers.

On Shark Tank, the ABC reality TV series, Wojcicki is a sought-after guest shark. This program brings together wealthy investors to evaluate and potentially fund the proposals of budding entrepreneurs. Many have benefited from Wojcicki’s investments during her stints on the show.

Wojcicki is a role model for aspiring entrepreneurs. She is a reminder that anyone can achieve their dreams if they are willing to work hard and never give up.

Here are some other notable achievements in Anne Wojcicki’s life and career:

  • She was named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2015.
  • She is the recipient of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2014.
  • She is the author of the book “The Gene: A Personal Journey”.

Anne Wojcicki’s rise in the entrepreneurial world showcases the blend of vision and tenacity. Her achievements provide a roadmap for those determined to turn dreams into reality.