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Synthego

Synthego

Silicon Valley-based genetic engineering startup.

Synthego is a privately held, genome engineering innovation company headquartered in California. 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 8VC, Founders Fund and Menlo Ventures.

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

Investor



Bob Molinari

Advisor



Bobby Moon

Employee



Brandon Whitney

Employee



Brendon Sassmannshaus

Employee



Fabian Gerlinghaus

Employee



Faytan Campbell

Investor



Jacob Creedon

Employee



Jeff Pace

Employee



Joanne C. Lohrasbpour

Employee



John Walker

Employee



Joshua Vasquez

Employee



Jun Axup, PhD

Employee



Kelly Hoppensteadt

Employee



Kent Kemmish

Employee



Kevin Holden

Employee



Lawrence Chou

Employee



Matt Mazurek

Employee



Michael Dabrowski

Founder



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