If you’ve ever enthusiastically sent your spit off in the mail, you were probably anxious for whatever unexpected insights the current crop of DNA testing companies would send back. Did your anc
As more details emerge about the arrest of the man suspected to be the Golden State Killer, it’s clear that one of the most infamous unsolved cases of all time was cracked using a popular free o
A really awesome thing about being black is that ancestry can be very unclear because of, you know, slavery. Enter DNA kits.
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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.
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
<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
<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
<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
<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/
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.