Ex-Google CEO’s VC firm brings in hype-busting researcher to expand its biotech investments

Innovation Endeavors, the venture capital firm co-founded by former Google chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt, is bringing in one of the few researchers who saw through Theranos to help expand its biotech investing.

The firm has hired Joel Dudley as a partner specializing in biotech. Until recently, Dudley served as the chief scientific officer at Tempus, a health tech unicorn that’s developing a system that can answer physicians’ cancer questions on the spot. Prior to Tempus, Dudley was a researcher at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he and a team conducted one of the few published studies of Theranos’ blood tests, finding problems with its cholesterol readings.

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