OS Fund

OS Fund

A venture capital and private equity firm commercializing discoveries in genomics, synthetic biology, artificial intelligence, precision automation, and new materials development.

OS Fund is a venture capital and private equity firm commercializing discoveries in genomics, synthetic biology, artificial intelligence, precision automation, and new materials development that is headquartered in Park Ridge, Illinois and was founded in 2014 by Bryan Johnson, Jeff Klunzinger, and Jeffrey Klunzinger. Notable investments made by OS Fund include: Catalog, Ginkgo Bioworks, Arzeda, Elysium, Emerald Therapeutics, JUST Foods, Synthetic Genomics, Verge Genomics, and Truvian.

OS Fund was founded by Bryan Johnson in 2014, personally funding the venture capital with $100m.

OS Fund I

OS Fund I made 28 investments, with 27 receiving follow on investment, four valued at over a billion dollars, and two were acquired. OS Fund invested in entrepreneurs using applied intelligence in genomics, synthetic biology, diagnostics, new materials, and data and energy.

OS Fund II

On August 7, 2018 OS Fund announced raising $250 million in capital for their OS Fund II investment fund. At the time of the company's OS Fund II announcement, OS Fund also announced that it has already invested $24.9 million (10% of the capital of OS Fund II) into three technology companies; Arzeda, NuMat Technologies, and UBiome.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Ginkgo Bioworks

Ginkgo Bioworks is a biotechnology company using machine learning techniques and lab automation to engineer microorganisms as a service.

Arzeda is a biotechnology and software company designing custom microorganisms for industrial applications through computational enzyme design, protein optimization, and metabolic engineering.

Just, Inc. (formerly known as Hampton Creek) is a food technology company developing and selling plant based food products around the world.

LightSail Energy was a Berkeley, California based company developing above-ground compressed air energy storage (CAES) systems

Human genome sequencing company founded in 2013 and based in San Diego, CA. Human Longevity Inc. is building a database with genomic and phenotypic information and aims to make medicine more data-driven by combining DNA sequencing, expert analysis and machine learning

A-Alpha Bio is a startup that has built a platform technology and aims to speed up the development of new drugs.

An industrial biotech company developing a commercial bioprocess for manufacturing bio-based malonic acid.

A company that creates technology that is focused on nitrogen fixation in cereal crops through microbes.It was founded in 2010 and is located in Berkeley, California.

Planetary Resources is a company that is known for developing asteroid mining technologies in order to attain outer-Earth natural resources

A synthetic biology company building biosensors capable of measuring chemicals and small molecules within living cells.

Company working on in vitro diagnostics based in Canada.

Verge Genomics is a company focused on the discovery and development of drugs for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases with the use of machine learning and computational genomics.

Tempo Automation is a software-driven factory using data, analytics and automation for prototyping in hardware development environments to manufacture printed circuit board assemblies.

Miroculus is a San Francisco-based molecular diagnostics company developing digital microfluidics technology for mobile genomic protocols founded in 2014 by Jorge Soto, Alejandro Tocigl and Fay Christodoulou, PhD.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
OS Fund Biome LLC
3,450,000
December 4, 2018
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Bryan Johnson

Co-founder

Jeff Klunzinger

Co-founder

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

OS Fund -- Building A Global Biological Immune System

Bryan Johnson

Web

OS Fund Raising $250M to Support Entrepreneurs Building Deep Tech to Solve Global Problems

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

3Scan

Augmenta Bioworks

Catalog

Cleversafe

Elysium

Emulate

Human Longevity Project

Matternet

Miroculus

Nanoly Bioscience

NuMat Technologies

Pivot BIo

Planetary Resources

Plethora

Prospect Bio

Sythego

Sythetic Genomics

Tempo Automation

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References

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