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Ancestry answered the DNA questions 23andMe couldn’t

A really awesome thing about being black is that ancestry can be very unclear because of, you know, slavery. Enter DNA kits.

23andMe hits $1.5B pre-money valuation in latest huge funding round

Following up on the news of 23andMe’s huge upcoming financing round, TechCrunch has learned that the company is raising the new financing at a $1.5 billion pre-money valuation. This compares to

Permira’s Brian Ruder on private equity’s attraction to tech — and where he’s shopping now

For the last couple of years, private equity firms have been buying up public software companies that had fallen out of favor with investors. In fact, many of the top software deals in the U.S. las

AncestryDNA clustered 770,000 genomes to find your family’s American immigration story

Immigration into the U.S. is a hot political topic right now, but, unless you’re Native American, pretty much everyone here has a family history involving some sort of immigration story. No

Color Genomics raises $45 million to provide cheaper genetic tests that detect cancer risk

Othman Laraki and Elad Gil were sitting on Twitter’s roof deck after their previous company Mixer Labs had been acquired. Gil had brought a small hard drive with him — which happened to contai

AncestryDNA And Google’s Calico Team Up To Study Genetic Longevity

Plenty in Silicon Valley have set their sites on ending death, or at least extending it a bit – including those within the walls of Google . Now AncestryDNA, one part of the largest online fami

Ancestry.com Welcomes AncestryHealth To The Family

Family history site Ancestry launched a new generational health database called AncestryHealth today. The news comes right as AncestryDNA – Ancestry’s genetics site that connects those on

MyHeritage Passes 5 Billion Historical Records, Adds 5 Million Daily

MyHeritage, the popular family history network for genealogy buffs with offices in Tel Aviv, Israel and Lehi, Utah, today announced that its digital library of historical records has now passed the 5

All In The Family: MyHeritage Buys Former Yammer Stablemate Geni.com In An 8-Figure Deal, Raises $25M

A big day for online genealogy sites: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.myheritage.com">MyHeritage</a>, an Israel-based site that lets people research and their family histories and make family tree

Ancestry.com Agrees To $1.6 Billion Cash Buyout Led By European Private Equity Firm Permira, Eyes “New Geographies”

Genealogy website Ancestry.com -- which filed for an IPO back in 2009 -- has agreed to be acquired by an investor group led by European private equity firm Permira in a deal said to be worth about $1.

Ancestry.com Acquires Archives.com For $100 Million

Utah-based genealogy site <a href="http://www.ancestry.com">Ancestry.com</a> just announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Silicon Valley-based startup <a href="http://inflection

Build an App for MyHeritage and Win $10,000

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/myheritage">MyHeritage</a>, Israel's <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2009/04/02/myheritage-avoiding-the-metacafe-curse/">best hope</a> of having a big W

Ancestry.com Discovers Family Ties Between Madonna And Ellen DeGeneres

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/ancestry.png" class="shot2" />No, we're not becoming a celebrity blog (yet) but the noteworthy thing is that it's incredibly hard for technolo

IPO Registrations Are Returning From The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/ipo-registrations-chart-215x155.jpg" width="215" height="155" /> Another small sign that the worst of the recession may be behind us: IPO reg

Finding Family Is Big Business: Ancestry.com Files For $75 Million IPO

<a href="http://www.ancestry.com"><img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/picture-119-215x53.png" width="215" height="53" /></a>After <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2009/07/

Geni Clone Growing A Lot Faster Than Geni

Family genealogy and social newtork Geni got to five million profiles in the first five months after launch. Their early growth propelled them to a $100 million valuation and a lot of positive press.