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Forbes: Google to invest hundreds of millions into Calico startup

10/09, 1:24pm

Bill Maris credited with spearheading project

Google is reportedly planning to invest hundreds of millions into its Calico health startup. The company has yet to publicly disclose its monetary commitment, however fresh details have emerged in a Forbes report. Although ex-Genentech CEO Art Levinson has already been confirmed as the top executive in Calico, unnamed sources suggest the endeavor is actually the brainchild of Google Ventures managing partner Bill Maris.

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Google creates Calico startup, aims to extend human lifespan

09/18, 2:02pm

Company headed by former Genentech CEO

Google is reportedly preparing to launch a new startup, Calico, that will focus on health care. The endeavor is expected to receive more attention and funding than many of the company's other side projects, with the aim of eventually contributing to longer human lifespan, according to a TIME report.

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