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 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.
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.
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.
A biopharmaceutical company using artificial intelligence for drug discovery and drug development of small molecules.
UBiome was a biotechnology microbial genomics company based in San Francisco
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
Notable Labs is a company providing personalized drug combination testing service for cancer patients.
A-Alpha Bio is a startup that has built a platform technology and aims to speed up the development of new drugs.
Atomwise is a company that develops AI solutions for drug discovery.
An industrial biotech company developing a commercial bioprocess for manufacturing bio-based malonic acid.
Silicon Valley-based genetic engineering startup.
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.
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.
Associated investment funds
OS Fund -- Building A Global Biological Immune System
OS Fund Raising $250M to Support Entrepreneurs Building Deep Tech to Solve Global Problems
Documentaries, videos and podcasts
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- UBiomeUBiome was a biotechnology microbial genomics company based in San Francisco
- ArzedaArzeda is a biotechnology and software company designing custom microorganisms for industrial applications through computational enzyme design, protein optimization, and metabolic engineering.