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RebelBio

RebelBio was a pre-seed venture capital brand of SOSV that accelerated seventy eight biotech startups. It merged with SOSV’s IndieBio brand in 2020 and is now based in New York City.

RebelBio was one of several SOSV-backed startup accelerators, and focused on biotech, healthtech, and life sciences. RebelBio offered funding, co-working space, mentorship, and access to the RebelBio network of alumni, investors, corporate partners, and media partners. RebelBio began in 2014 in Cork, Ireland and relocated to the Imperial College of London in 2018 for a more business-friendly environment. It merged with SOSV’s IndieBio brand in 2020 and is now based in New York City.

During RebelBio's accelerator program, startup teams competed to be selected. Once selection was complete, each team member was referred to as a "rebel" for the duration of the program. The teams headed to Imperial College London for RebelBio's three-month accelerator program. Their accelerator program encouraged scientists to participate, and attempted to transform them into entrepreneurs. Each accelerator cohort finished with Investor Month, a month where teams get to pitch their businesses to investors in hope of receiving more funding and create important business connections.

Accelerator Cohorts
Cohort 1 (2014)

RebelBio's first cohort in 2014 consisted of: Afineur, Hyasynth, Kilobaser, and Perfect Day.

Cohort 2 (2015)

RebelBio's second cohort in 2015 consisted of: Aranex Biotech, BioCellection, GlowDx, PILI, Prospective Research Inc., Saphium, Sothic Bioscience.

Cohort 3 (2016)

RebelBio's third cohort in 2016 consisted of: Anu Dairy, Cell Reserves Inc, Chinova Bioworks, The Banana Chronicle, Helixworks, Hexafly, Magenta Biolabs, MicroSynbiotiX, MilisBio, Moirai Biodesign, Spira, and Unibiome.

Cohort 4 (2017)

RebelBio's fourth cohort in 2017 consisted of: Alternative Plants, Canuevo Biotech, Cell Free Tech, CyCa OncoSolutions, Hemoalgae, Galactica Biotech, Khonsu Therapeutics, NuLeaf Tech, OaCP S.R.L, Phyteau, Plantedit, SwaLife Biotech, and VALANX Biotech.

Cohort 5 (2018)

RebelBio's fifth cohort in 2018 consisted of: Algiknit, Biomimetic Solutions, Caura, Chronomics, DaekiTech, Encelo Laboratories, Magellan Life Sciences, NeuroCreate, Visusnano Ltd, and VivoKey.

Timeline

July 26, 2018
Cohort 5 (2018)

RebelBio's fifth cohort in 2018 consisted of: Algiknit, Biomimetic Solutions, Caura, Chronomics, DaekiTech, Encelo Laboratories, Magellan Life Sciences, NeuroCreate, Visusnano Ltd, and VivoKey.

July 26, 2016
July 26, 2015
Cohort 2 (2015)

RebelBio's second cohort in 2015 consisted of: Aranex Biotech, BioCellection, GlowDx, PILI, Prospective Research Inc., Saphium, Sothic Bioscience.

July 26, 2014
Cohort 1 (2014)

RebelBio's first cohort in 2014 consisted of: Afineur, Hyasynth, Kilobaser, and Perfect Day.

January 1, 2014
Founding of RebelBio

RebelBio began in 2014 and is based out of Cork, Ireland and the Imperial College of London.

Invested in

Accelerator Batches

Patents

Funding Rounds Participated In

Further Resources

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

15 life sciences start-ups to watch at RebelBio Demo Day 2017

John Kennedy

Web article

42 Questions with RebelBio - How to build the future with biology

October 1, 2017

CEOs of the Biotech future! What start ups are shaking up RebelBio?

March 13, 2018

Elsa Sotiriadis on Moonshots (RebelBioFuture)

March 16, 2017

RebelBio and Imperial College London join forces to accelerate the next generation of life sciences startups

David Barreto Ian

Web article

References

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