The man leading the world's largest asset manager is also betting on a healthcare startup.
| Laurence D. Fink|
, CEO of BlackRock
], is one of the individual investors backing Seattle-based 98point6
, CNBC reports
. 98point6 has raised $86.3 million in funding so far, according to Crunchbase
, and that includes a $50-million series C last October led by Goldman Sachs' merchant banking division. Other individual 98point6 investors include: Nadeer Naini
(managing partner of Frazier Healthcare Partners); Jim Sinegal
(founder and ex-CEO of Costco); and David Viniar
(former chief financial officer of Goldman).
98point6's leadership includes CEO Robbie Cape
(a Microsoft alumnus) and product chief Rob Schwietzer
(ex-chief of Amazon Prime). The startup offers a subscription messaging service for doctors and patients.
The article does not hint at how much money Fink put into 98point6. Last April Fink's net worth famously crossed
the $1 billion mark, though it may have slipped since then given that BlackRock's stock price is down about 23 percent since then.
Neil Anderson, Managing Editor
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