Bono, General Catalyst invest in genetic testing company

Californian venture firm General Catalyst has led a $45M investment in genetic testing company Color Genomics, a round also supported by the singer Bono.

Californian venture capital firm General Catalyst has led a $45 million Series B investment in genetic testing company Color Genomics, a round also supported by the singer Bono.

The firm and the U2 frontman are both new investors. Existing backers Susan Wagner, the co-founder of BlackRock, and venture firms 8VC, Khosla Ventures and Emerson Collective also participated.

Color Genomics, which was founded in 2015, has developed a test which analyses genes closely associated with some of the most common hereditary cancers.

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