Synthego

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 raise 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

October 2018

Synthego raises a $110,000,000 series C round from Menlo Ventures, 8VC and Founders Fund.

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.

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A David Edward Camobell

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Andrew Garvin

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Bobby Moon

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Brandon Whitney

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Brendon Sassmannshaus

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Fabian Gerlinghaus

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Faytan Campbell

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Jacob Creedon

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Jeff Pace

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Joanne C. Lohrasbpour

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Jun Axup, PhD

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Kelly Hoppensteadt

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Kent Kemmish

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Kevin Holden

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Lawrence Chou

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Matt Mazurek

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Michael Dabrowski

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Moshen Chan

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Myo Thu

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Omar Kurdi

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Pamela Solon

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Paul Dabrowski

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