Investing in Autism: Google Takes the Lead

(March 6, 2014) A story in San Francisco Business Times looks at Google's interest in autism and its participation in Autism Speaks Autism Investment Conference. The story quotes Google Ventures partner Krishna Yeshwant about the opportunities for companies who could develop a device, diagnostic test, medicine or app for the market: "Just a nick will attract so much capital," he said. "It will be profound."

On Wednesday, Yeshwant and Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer discussed autism-related opportunities in the small business sector and medical industries at a session yesterday at the Autism Investment Conference. Learn more here.

Google was a partner in the conference, headlined two keynote addresses and sponsored today's "Equipping Entrepreneurs" workshop at its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.