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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

Partners

Company
Type

Corporate

China Accelerator

SOSV accelerator

Cooley

Corporate

Corporate

SOSV accelerator

Corporate

SOSV accelerator

Academic

MOX

SOSV accelerator

Corporate

SOSV accelerator

Corporate

Corporate

Corporate

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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

July 2018
IndieBio raises a $25,000,000 grant.

Funding rounds

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Alex Kopelyan

Program director and partner

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

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Jonathan Shieber
April 22, 2021
TechCrunch
The burgeoning climate focused portfolio from early stage investor SOSV Investments has managed to raise nearly $2 billion in follow on financing since the startup companies graduated from the investment firm's various accelerator programs. Taken together those companies have a collective market capitalization of nearly $6 billion. Ahead of Earth Day this year, the early [...]
Greg Kumparak
March 17, 2021
TechCrunch
Ultra precise cancer therapies! Human-like hair grown from plants! A way to potentially save the bees! The spectrum of companies coming out of IndieBio has always been pretty wild, and its latest batch definitely doesn't disappoint. As the early stage, biology-focused accelerator arm of SOSV, IndieBio gives the companies in its program $250,000+, mentorship, and [...]
Richard Smith
March 8, 2021
TechCrunch
As an early-stage founder, how do you identify the right investors? Or know how to hire the best possible team to set up your company for growth? Should you bootstrap, and if so, how do you do it successfully? How do you nail virtual pitch meetings? What about product market fit? Board construction and good [...]
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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