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Khosla powers Viome into wellness market

Vinod Khosla
Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures, discusses successes and failures during a Stanford University business forum in 2015. (Stanford Business Photo / Stacy H. Geiken)

Khosla Ventures, the prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm whose interests range from biofuels to spaceflight, was revealed today as the lead investor in Viome, the wellness monitoring startup co-founded by Seattle-area entrepreneur Naveen Jain.

Khosla’s role was among the additional details that Viome provided today as it formally announced its $15 million Series A funding round. The investment first came to light last week in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, but Khosla’s role wasn’t previously disclosed.

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By Alan Boyle

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