Indian-origin Counsyl co-founder Balaji Srinivasan steps up as Andreessen Horowitz' general partner

Washington, Dec. 10 : Indian-origin academic Balaji Srinivasan, who co-founded genetic-testing company Counsyl, is stepping up as Andreessen Horowitz' eighth general partner.

The firm, which is just four years old, tends to pick general partners who have built or operated large companies before.

According to Techcrunch, while teaching at Stanford, Srinivasan started Counsyl, a South San Francisco-based company that helps prospective parents test their risks of passing on genetic conditions to their future children.

The company is testing somewhere around 3 to 4 percent of all births in the U.S.

Srinivasan, who will be the firm's youngest partner at 33, said that he was interested in businesses that take digital bits and turn them into interfaces for physical atoms.

Srinivasan added that he was also interested in drones, Bitcoin and 3D printing.

--ANI (Posted on 10-12-2013)

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