IndieBio

IndieBio

A startup accelerator for biotechnology companies located in San Francisco, California.

IndieBio is a biotechnology and life science startup accelerator located in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2014. Their accelerator program is based in San Francisco, CA, and runs twice a year, with 15 companies in each batch. IndieBio is part of the SOSV accelerator family and provides participating startups with lab space, $250,000 in funding, and a 4-month incubation program for scientists and entrepreneurs to grow their biotechnology business.

On July 25, 2018, IndiebBio announced their seventh class of founders and companies.

IndieBio Class Four

Indiebio Class Three

Indiebio Class One

Partners

Company
Type

Autodesk

Corporate

Berkeley University

Academic

China Accelerator

SOSV accelerator

Columbia University

Academic

Cooley

Corporate

Copenhagen Business School

Academic

DLA Piper

Corporate

Elemental Machines

Corporate

Food-X

SOSV accelerator

Givaudan

Corporate

Harvard University

Academic

HAX

SOSV accelerator

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Academic

Mount Sinai

Academic

MOX

SOSV accelerator

Orrick

Corporate

RebelBio

SOSV accelerator

Science Exchange

Corporate

Scientist

Corporate

Stanford University

Academic

Tracxn

Corporate

Transcriptic

Corporate

University of California San Francisco

Academic

University of California, Davis

Academic

University of California, San Diego

Academic

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Mentors of IndieBio

Name
Company

Adam D'augelli

True Ventures

Alex Felman

Felman Family Office

Alex Shandrovsky

L'chaim Sushi

Andrea Wong

Google

Andrew Hessel

Autodesk

Antony Evans

TAXA biotechnologies

Atul Butte

Institute of Computational Health Sciences, University of California San Francisco

Ben Kamens

Entrepreneur

Bharath Ramsundar

DeepChem

Bill Efcavitch

Molecular Assemblies

Brian Frezza

Emerald Therapeutics

Brian Naughton

23andMe

Bruce W.Lennett

DLA Piper LLP

Bryan Johnson

OS Fund, Kernal

Cameron Strachan

MetaMixis

Camilla Clarke

Female Algorithm Technologies, Leap Motion

Cindy Wu

Experiment

Connor Dickie

Synbiota Inc.

Cory Kidd

Catalia Health

Curt Fischer

N/A

Dariush Mozaffarian

Tufts University

Darren Leva

Seven Bridges Genomics

David Ayean

IDEO

David Mittelman

Entrepreneur

David Putrino

Director of Rehabilitation Innovation, Mt Sinai Health System | Assistant professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Ichan School of Medicine

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Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Pembient

Pembient uses advances in biotechnology to fabricate horn and other wildlife products to combat the threat to endangered species.

Indee Labs focuses on the development of microfluidic vortex shedding for rapidly and efficiently transfecting human primary immune cells with negligible perturbation. The team is focused on developing its core technology for short turnaround chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T) development and manufacturing.

New Wave Foods is a biotechnology company developing plant based alternative seafood products. The company is based out of San Francisco, California and was founded in 2015 by Dominique Barnes and Michelle Wolf.

Geltor is a cellular agriculture company making essential proteins, such as collagen and gelatin, using microbes in their own bio-fermentation recombinant protein production facility.

Finless Foods is a biotechnology company producing cultured marine animal food products through implementing cellular agriculture and manufacturing technologies.

Clara Foods is a biotechnology company founded by two New Harvest community members David Anchel and Arturo Elizondo in 2014. The company is based out of San Francisco, California and manufactures animal- free proteins using using yeast bio-fermentation techniques fore use in food products.

Prime Roots (formerly Terramino Foods) is a food company located in San Leandro, California, founded by Kimberlie Le and Joshua Nixon in 2017 producing a salmon meat substitute made from fungi.

A biotechnology company that is building a smart toilet monitor for non-invasive early detection of gastrointestinal cancers and diseases. It was founded in 2016 and is located in San Francisco, California.

Caspr Biotech is developing a CRISPR-based platform for rapid diagnostic systems for viruses, bacteria and genetic mutations

NotCo is a food science company located in Santiago, Chile, making plant-based Greek yogurt, milk, cheese and mayonnaise, with the help of their artificial intelligence software called Giuseppe.

A startup that is building microprocessor and other types of chips with wetware biological neurons. It has applications in sensing, control and computation.

NovoNutrients produce microbes that break down industrial emissions of carbon dioxide and reassemble them into aquaculture feed.

Biotherapeutics company focused on medicines for chronic inflammation, metabolic disease and autoimmune disease

Chronus Health's platform aims to allow for real-time diagnosis at the point-of-care, providing lab results more quickly.

Calyx (formerly BioInspira) is a company building a versatile sensor platform that can detect airborne chemicals.

Also known as Ava Winery, Endless West is a beverage startup that uses scientific production methods to create its blend of wines and spirits.

Convalesce is a company developing a stem cell based therapy for neurological conditions that leads to degeneration of neurons, like Parkinson's.

A company making plant-based dairy products.

Girihlet provides an immune map database. Its platform aims to accelerate immune diseases discovery, monitoring and therapeutic approaches.

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Accelerator batches

Accelerator Batch
Accelerator batch companies
IndieBio Class One
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Alex Kopelyan

Program director and partner

Arvind Gupta

Managing director and founder

Jun Axup

Scientific director and partner

Jun Axup, PhD

Partner

Maya Lockwood

Communications director

Parikshit Sharma

Analyst

Po Bronson

Strategy Director

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

A Silicon Valley biotech hub that offers startups $250,000 in funding explains the 'secret sauce' to success

Erin Brodwin

Web article

Quartzy partners with IndieBio to connect promising biotech startups with the lab supplies they need to drive scientific progress

IndieBio and Quartzy

News article

Scientist.com and IndieBio Create Next Generation Innovation Marketplace to Accelerate Early Stage Biotech Research

Scientist.com and IndieBio

News article

Tour the San Francisco lab that's growing meat in a petri dish

Christina Farr

Web article

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

42 Questions with IndieBio - Can your company affect a billion people?

September 13, 2017

Arvind Gupta - IndieBio - Helping Scientists Use Biology and Technology to Solve Global Problems - Future Tech Podcast

June 25, 2018

Genetic Engineering at IndieBio

May 8, 2018

Indiebio - Jun Axup, Director Of Science - World's Largest Seed Bio-Technology Accelerator - Future Tech Podcast

January 9, 2018

IndieBio: Build the future of Biotech

January 3, 2017

NewCo Spotlight: IndieBio Is Turning Scientists Into Entrepreneurs

April 14, 2016

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Ava Winery

San Francisco

Grape-free wine

BioROSA

Chronus Health

Clara Foods

San Francisco

Egg-free egg whites

Clinicai

Convalesce

Ember

Filtricine

Finless Foods

San Francisco

Fish without the catch

Geltor

San Francisco

Cellular Agriculture Colagen

Indee

Ryan Pawell

San Francisco

Koniku

Oshiorenoya Agabi

Berkeley

Building chips with biological neurons

Memphis Meats

Uma Valeti

San Leandro, CA

Lab-grown meat

Mendel.ai

San Francisco

Matches patients with cancer treatments

New Age Meats

New Wave Foods

San Francisco

Plant-based protein

NotCo

Santiago

Plant-based mayonnaise, cheese

NovoNutrients

OneSkin Technology

San Francisco

Oralta

Orphidia

San Francisco

Pembient

San Francisco

Quartolio

Serenity Bioworks

Stämm

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Jonathan Shieber
July 24, 2020
TechCrunch
The manufacturer of a vegan collagen, Geltor, has raised a new round of financing -- $90 million, according to people familiar with the company. It's another sign of the newfound viability of sustainability and cell-based, vegetarian replacements for animal products. Sustainable bio-products, whether plant-based, genetically modified or cell-cultured, are having a big year. In the [...]
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