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Naked Biome

Naked Biome is a microbiome-based therapeutics company founded in 2015 and headquartered in San Francisco, California making therapies to treat and prevent skin diseases and conditions.

Naked Biome is a biotechnology and microbiome-based therapeutics company headquartered in San Francisco, California and founded by Emma Taylor in 2015. Naked Biome uses their own drug discovery genomics platform develop treatments for skin disease and conditions. The company identifies unique microbial signatures produced by harmful bacteria that is naturally present on the skin, causing acne or other health problems, and uses beneficial bacteria to get rid of the identified harmful bacteria. Their drug discovery platform is used to perform a genotype and phenotype analysis to identify functionally important genes that are capable of producing prospective drug candidates which can be used to treat acne or other skin conditions.

Seed round

On April 5, 2017 Naked biome closed their seed funding round raising $5 million in funding from undisclosed investors. They plan on using this funding to pay for clinical proof-of-principle trials.


April 2017
Naked Biome raises a $5,000,000 seed round from Equipo Ventures.
September 2016
Naked Biome raises a $6,100,000 venture round.

Funding Rounds


Further Resources


Naked Biome aiming to treat acne with its microbiome-based skin therapeutics


January 13, 2020

Open Letter: Emma Taylor, CEO and Founder, Naked Biome

Kate Barlow



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