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Aphea.Bio

Aphea.Bio

A synthetic biology company making agricultural biologicals.

Aphea.Bio is a synthetic biology company making agricultural biologicals that is headquartered in Ghent, Belgium and was founded in 2017 by Isabel Vercauteren. The company spun out of the Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) life sciences research institute and its partner universities UGent and KU Leuven.

The companies products are synthetically made naturally occurring substances produced in nature by microorganisms and plants that improve the health and yield of crops. Aphea.Bio is focused on developing biocontrol and biostimulant products for wheat and maize using their research and development platform capable of strain identification, strain isolation, strain validation, and product development.

Funding
Series A

On June 26, 2017 Aphea.Bio completed their series A funding round with $10 million in funding from V-Bio Ventures (lead investor), PMV, Agri Investment Fund, VIVES, Qbic II, Gemma Frisius Fund KU Leuven, Group De Ceuster and Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB). Part of the companies series A funding round came from a local research and development grant; €7.7 million came from investors.

Timeline

November 2020
Aphea.Bio raises a $16,842,770 series B round from Agri Investment Fund, Astanor Ventures, Gemma Frisius Fund, PMV Capital, QBIC II, V-Bio Ventures, VIB and VIVES.
June 26, 2017
Aphea.Bio raises a $10,000,000 series A round from Agri Investment Fund, Gemma Frisius Fund, Group De Ceuster, PMV Capital, Qbic Fund, V-Bio Ventures and VIVES.
June 2017
Aphea.Bio raises a $9,263,523 series A round from Agri Investment Fund, Gemma Frisius Fund, Group De Ceuster, PMV Capital, Qbic Fund, V-Bio Ventures, VIB and VIVES.
June 2017
Aphea.Bio raises a $1,563,971 grant from Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen.
2016
Aphea.Bio was founded by Isabel Vercauteren.

Funding rounds

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Investment
Aphea.Bio Series B round, November 2020
16,842,770
November 2020
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