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Synthego

Silicon Valley-based genetic engineering startup.

Synthego is a privately held, genome engineering innovation company headquartered in Redwood, California and was founded in 2012 by Alex Pesch, Michael Dabrowski, Paul Dabrowski. It focuses on providing broader access to CRISPR to accelerate basic scientific discovery, research cures for diseases, and develop novel synthetic biology applications through the company's automated, full stack genome engineering platform.

The company's product portfolio is divided into two areas: engineered cells and CRISPR kits. Under the engineered cells, Synthego offers knockout cell pools, knockout cell clone, and advanced cells with the client's custom edits. Under the CRISPR kits, it offers synthetic sgRNA kits, gene knockout kits, CRISPR screening libraries, advanced RNA, and synthetic cr:tracrRNA kits.

In Jan 2017, Synthego had secured $41 million in funding from investors including, Jennifer A. Doudna, 8VC, and Founders Fund. Recently, in October 2018, it raised another $110 million in Series C funding round. The round was led by Founders Fund, with additional investment from existing investors 8VC and Menlo Ventures. Synthego's total funding is about $160 million.

Timeline

February 17, 2022
Synthego raises a $200,000,000 series E round from Declaration Partners, Gigafund, Laurion Capital Management, Logos Capital, Moore Strategic Ventures, Perceptive Advisors, RA Capital Management and Wellington Managment.
August 26, 2020
Synthego raises a $100,000,000 series D round from 8VC, Founders Fund, Intel Capital, Menlo Ventures and RA Capital Management.
October 2018
Synthego raises a $110,000,000 series C round from 8VC, Founders Fund and Menlo Ventures.
August 19, 2016
Synthego raises a $155,000 venture round from ZhenFund.
July 20, 2013
David Edward Campbell privately invested $1,200,000
July 5, 2013
Synthego raises a $8,294,226 series A round from Menlo Ventures.
August 14, 2012
Synthego raises a $250,000 venture round.
2012
Synthego was founded by Alex Pesch, Michael Dabrowski and Paul Dabrowski.
January 4, 217
Synthego raises a $41,000,000 series B round from 8VC, AME Cloud Ventures, Alexandria Venture Investments, Founders Fund, Menlo Ventures, OS Fund, SciFi VC, WI Harper Group and ZhenFund.

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