Friday, May 17, 2019

"uBiome cofounder ... misled reporters about her age several times, in an apparent effort to be included in articles showcasing young founders."

Business Insider:

On the heels of an FBI raid of its offices in San Francisco, the buzzy health startup uBiome is under investigation.

The company, which has raised $105 million and achieved a $600 million valuation, is reportedly being investigated for issues related to how it billed customers for its tests

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In one instance in 2014, [she] told a Business Insider reporter that she was "under 30" but declined to provide her specific age. As a result, she was included in a list titled "The 30 most important women under 30 in tech."

At the time she was 40.

The following year