Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Recursion Pharmaceuticals

A biotechnology and data science company based in Salt Lake City, Utah, founded in 2013, that combines biology with artificial intelligence for drug discovery. Using human cell models of diseases, Recursion captures microscopic images to build biological datasets and computational techniques identify disease-associated biological changes.

For diseases that can be modelled at the cellular level, Recursion uses automation in a massively parallel system to find potential treatments for disease. The initial focus was on repurposing existing drugs to treat rare diseases and has broadened to probe data for markers of inflammation, infectious disease and immunology. Recursion is using its technology to build a map of human cellular biology to increase the pace of discovering new treatments to patients.

Neural networks and other computational techniques will be used to identify changes in thousands of cellular and subcellular features associated with various biological perturbations. This approach, termed phenomics, is the large scale study of phenotypes, the study of how variations in traits are related to genetic and environmental factors. Dr. Yoshua Bengio, a pioneer of deep learning is advising on their AI strategy.

Products
REC-994

In 2018, an investigational new drug (IND) called REC-994 discovered by Recursion was FDA approved for clinical trials for treatment of cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM). CCM is a genetic disorder characterized by collections of enlarged and irregularly structured small blood vessels in the brain which alter blood flow and lead to symptoms like seizures, vision loss, hearing loss, paralysis, neurologic deficits and hemorrhagic stroke.

Funding
Funding from the Bill and Melinda gates Foundation

Recursion received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in spring 2018 to use its technology to discover new drugs to treat malaria.

Timeline

September 2020
Recursion Pharmaceuticals raises a $239,000,000 series D round from Catalio Capital Management, Laurion Capital Management, Baillie Gifford, Casdin Capital, Bayer, Lux Capital Management, Mubadala, Advantage Capital, Felicis Ventures, Obvious Ventures, Epic Ventures, Samsara BioCapital, Two Sigma Ventures, Data Collective and Intermountain Ventures.
July 2019
Recursion Pharmaceuticals raises a $121,000,000 series C round from Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust.
June 5, 2018
Recursion Pharmaceuticals raises a $20,500,000 venture round from Square 1 Bank.
May 7, 2018
Recursion Pharmaceuticals raises a $546,000 grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
October 2017
Recursion Pharmaceuticals raises a $60,000,000 series B round from Data Collective.
February 7, 2017
Recursion Pharmaceuticals raises a $4,000,000 venture round from Square 1 Bank.
November 22, 2016
Recursion Pharmaceuticals raises a $2,150,000 series A round from Felicis Ventures.
October 3, 2016
Recursion Pharmaceuticals raises a $12,900,000 series A round from Lux Capital.
October 3, 2016
Recursion Pharmaceuticals raises a $12,900,000 series A round from Lux Capital Management, Wild Basin Investments, AME Cloud Ventures, Obvious Ventures, Epic Ventures and Data Collective.
December 4, 2015
Recursion Pharmaceuticals raises a $2,700,000 venture round.
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Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Recursion Pharmaceuticals Series D round September 2020
239,000,000
September 2020
14 Results
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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Anne Carpenter

Advisor

Bart Robertson

Investor

Becca Parker

Employee

Ben Sukow

Employee

Blake Borgeson

Founder

brant corenson

Investor

Brian Bargh

Employee

Bril Flint

Investor

Britt McPartland

Employee

Brock Metcalf

Investor

Cedric St-Jean

Employee

Chadwick Davis

Employee

Chris Gibson

Founder

Christopher Johnson

Employee

Craig Dos Santos

Investor

CTAN - Central Texas Angel Network

Investor

Dan Graham

Investor

David Compton

Employee

Dean Li

Founder

Deena Kalai

Investor

Gary Rieschel

Investor

Gerald Lema

Investor

ian quigley

Employee

J.D. White

Employee

J.R. Kraft

Investor

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Further reading

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Recursion Pharmaceuticals Raises $13M To Discover New Drugs Using Artificial Intelligence - Recursion Pharmaceuticals

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Recursion Pharmaceuticals Raises $60 Million to Industrialize Drug Discovery using Artificial Intelligence - Recursion Pharmaceuticals

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News

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Date
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Description
Amirah Al Idrus
November 17, 2020
FierceBiotech
Deep Genomics is wasting no time. Two weeks after hiring a new chief business officer to ramp up its partnering game, it's unveiling its first biopharma tie-up: BioMarin. The duo will use the Toronto biotech's artificial-intelligence-based drug discovery platform to discover new drugs for rare diseases.
May 14, 2020
BioSpace
Recursion Enters Into Global Licensing Agreement with Takeda to Develop TAK-733 in Hereditary Cancer Syndrome - read this article along with other careers information, tips and advice on BioSpace

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