We’ve sliced and diced our portfolio into distinct “trends” that define our edge.
We are pleased to report that as of April 2021 the SOSV Climate Tech 100 have raised $1.85 billion from investors and have a market cap of $5.65 billion. The average company is four years old. SOSV (our parent fund) has invested $89 million in these companies and was in most cases the first investor, though we continued investing through early rounds.
IndieBio has never been one to shy away from the riskiest and most impactful investments for our planet. In fact, we embrace them.
Boosting female representation in the startup world is an ongoing challenge, but we’re dedicated to gender balance, not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because we would be dismissing impressive companies otherwise. We’ve found that more gender balance leads to better workplace culture and better ideas being exchanged.
Future of Food
It’s not just that we can make meat and fish in the lab, or with mushrooms and chickpeas. It’s not just that AI can predict the best plant ingredients to make the best tasting milk and yogurt. And it’s not just that yeast can be fermented to produce the healthier and better food preservatives. We’re diving deep every day into the foods that will satisfy novelty-seekers and conventionalists alike.
We’re putting big bets on the newest technologies and trends we think are ahead of the curve.
Future of Medicine
Medicine ain’t what it used to be. Today, bloodletting, skull-drilling and giving children cocaine for toothaches are relics of the past. Tomorrow, so too will addictive opioids, chemotherapy, and psychiatric drugs that are non-selectively bathing our bodies in chemicals.
The future of medicine is an exciting one, and we’re excited to share the most exciting technologies that enable the next wave of medicine and healthcare.
Our mission has always been Human and Planetary Health from the beginning, so it’s hard to say which of our companies are “impact” companies (in some ways, they all are).
Here, we narrowed down the startups that are directly addressing sustainability issues, improving public health, mitigating inequality, and democratizing access to infrastructure and technologies.
These are the companies raising now
Antimicrobial resistance, resulting from overuse of antibiotics, is the greatest threat facing humankind in the 21st century. The RizLab Health mission is to build a point-of-care analyzer that can discriminate between viral and bacterial infections within minutes using only a single drop of blood. RizLab combines micro-chip technology with AI to build a pain-less platform […]
Upright is on a mission to make delicious foods that are better for people and our planet. Their first product is a category-defining high-protein, allergen-free instant oatmilk in three creamy, delicious flavors: original, vanilla, and chocolate. Each tasty cup of Upright oatmilk packs the same key nutrients as dairy, without the unwanted allergens or environmental […]
The TômTex mission is to create innovative material designs that parallel lifecycles observed in nature and serve as alternatives to the production methods that have contributed to our world’s environmental crisis. Our revolutionary bio-based materials offer a sustainable, accessible, and practical alternative to currently available commercial material options.
Increasing awareness of animal agriculture’s impact on the environment together with wider consumer demand for natural health benefits and skepticism over meat supply chains has led to skyrocketing consumer demand for meat alternatives. However, along with higher lab production costs and complexity, the holy grail of taste, texture and relative cost remains elusive. Moreover, health […]
Pannex Therapeutics is a pioneer biopharmaceutical company totally focused on the development of a novel therapeutic class of Pannexin 1 channel (Panx1) blockers. Pannex is developing a platform of small molecules that blocks this exciting new pharmacological target, Panx1 channels. With potential applications in many therapeutic areas, the initial focus is on chronic pain treatment. […]
The cosmetic effects of ageing on skin and the development of skin cancers result from multiple changes in three types of skin cells (fibroblasts, keratinocytes, melanocytes) and degeneration of extracellular components (collagen, elastin). These changes are accelerated by toxic chemicals that are produced in skin when it is exposed to all wavelengths of sunlight, all […]
Biological sample preparation has not kept pace with the dramatic changes in analytical techniques. Nowhere is this more evident than in DNA sample prep, which continues to be a low throughput process serving high throughput next-generation DNA sequencing. This mismatch is limiting the accelerated uptake of next generation sequencing. Inso Bio envisions a future of […]
Helex Bio enables gene therapy companies to design gRNAs & simulate outcomes of CRISPR edits to bring effective therapies to market faster with our Helex Platform™. The Helex Platform™ guides gene therapy companies in target identification, design and validation of efficient and safe gRNAs for creating functional impact with minimal significant off-targets. Additionally, the platform […]
Ceragen is helping global greenhouse vegetable growers improve their plant’s microbiome to increase crop yields. Their first product is a plant growth promoting microbial inoculant that increases tomato yields up to 20% with a single application. Using their automated development pipeline, Ceragen is currently in the process of developing additional inoculants for use in other […]
We all know the over consumption of animal products is a major cause of global warming and environmental degradation, and that the best way we can lower our carbon footprints is to switch to a plant-based diet. However, consumers are compromising on products that are ultra-processed, not necessarily healthy, and lacking variety: today’s meat-alternatives are […]