Maris pulls the plug on biotech fund, goes back on hia­tus; Flex­ion files and Sanofi brings out the ax

It turns out that ex-Google ven­tures chief Bill Maris doesn’t ac­tu­al­ly want to run his own health­care fund af­ter all. Af­ter lin­ing up $230 mil­lion to get things kicked off, Maris tells Re­code that he’s now de­cid­ed to take a pass. “(S)tar­ing down the bar­rel of do­ing again ex­act­ly what I just did was not in­spir­ing me, and I pulled the plug. Life is too short to not be true to your­self. I’m still tak­ing time off and ex­plor­ing some oth­er ideas that may be more fun and im­pact­ful.”

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