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Parag Agrawal’s Wife Vineeta Linked to Musk’s Twitter Takeover

Parag Agrawal’s Wife Vineeta Linked to Musk’s Twitter Takeover

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) – Vineeta Agarwala, the wife of Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, is now making headlines amid Elon Musk’s $44 billion takeover deal.

Her role as general partner at Andreessen Horowitz — a VC firm which has agreed to pay $400 million as part of Musk’s new $7.1 billion financing commitments — is set to create a conflict of interest.

As a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, she leads investments for the firm’s bio and health fund across therapeutics, life sciences tools/diagnostics, and digital health, with a focus on companies leveraging unique datasets to improve drug development and patient care delivery.

Andreessen Horowitz is also one of the biggest backers of Meta.

Prior to joining a16z, Vineeta held many different roles in the healthcare space.

She was a physician, an operator at healthtech startups and investor at the Google Ventures life sciences team.

She was an early data scientist at Kyruus, a management consultant for biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device clients at McKinsey & Co, and a director of product management at Flatiron Health.

She has collaborated with academic researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the Broad Institute, where she did graduate work in computational biology and human genetics.

Vineeta holds a Bachelor of Science in biophysics from Stanford University, and MD and PhD degrees from Harvard Medical School/MIT.

She continues to see patients at Stanford as an adjunct clinical professor in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health.

Vineeta serves on several portfolio company boards, including BigHat Biosciences, GC Therapeutics, Memora Health, Thyme Care, Pearl Health, and Waymark.

Meanwhile, there are doubts over Parag’s future once Musk takes over, as the Tesla CEO himself can become a temporary CEO of the platform. According to reports, Musk may have also lined up a new Twitter CEO.

Parag is likely to receive nearly $39 million due to a clause in his contract once he leaves Twitter. His total compensation for 2021 was $30.4 million, largely in stocks.

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  • Congratulations to Vineeta and Parag. Best wishes. Anoop Chandola, author of the new novel “Accountable Religious Polygamists”

    May 9, 2022
  • Love it.

    May 9, 2022
  • Highly accomplished couple. My heartiest congratulations!

    May 10, 2022
  • Two money hungry Indians who love to serve the Democratic party of the United States in suppressing speech. They belong in the toilet of India.

    May 10, 2022

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