Developing anti-aging beauty products to extend skinspan, the time your skin is healthy and youthful.
Bioreactor system enables bio-based lubricants for motors. Reduces petrochemical use.
Solving the sustainability problems of silk.
Digitizing the smells in the environment around us so we can see the unseen.
Plant stem cell factories, because why grow the whole plant?
Apparel colors without chemicals. Starting with indigo for blue jeans.
Oral mRNA delivery technology to turn biologics into oral medicines, treat GI diseases at their source and create oral vaccines.
The plant-based revolution comes to personal beauty. Aja Labs has created plant-based hair extensions that nourish and enhance your scalp and hair, using materials from sustainable sources and supply chains and powered by advanced green chemistry.
Hardwood-replacements that are 7x stronger than steel and lighter than carbon fiber.
Invest in IndieBio Companies
Companies Raising Now
Every season of the year, a new batch and about one-sixth of our alumni are in raise mode. The companies above are currently raising and would love to talk to interested investors. We can set up those meetings or you can contact the companies directly.
Don’t wait for Demo Day!
We encourage our startups to meet with investors during our programs. We announce our new startups a month into the program, and for the next 100 days we expose them in many ways – from 1:1 meetings, pitch practice days, and investor speed dates. A majority of our startups have soft-pencilled full rounds prior to Demo Day. Let us know if you are interested!
Investing with SOSV
IndieBio / SOSV shares a cap table with over 430 funds for the IndieBio portfolio alone. SOSV’s complete network is far larger. Lets us know if you would like to know more about investing with SOSV in biotech, hard tech and Asia cross-border. We love to meet new VCs.
Backing Life Science Founders
The Genesis Consortium is an alliance of VCs and corporates, founded by IndieBio and Mayfield, committed to human and planetary evoluition.
You are in Good Company
Share a Cap Table
We work with hundreds of global corporates, and their CVCs, and we are open to anyone who has innovation onramps designed to facilitate rapid experimentation. We welcome site visits and will take great care of you. Our top priority is speed, but trust is a prerequisite. Every successful IndieBio alumni has great relationships with corporate partners, be they an investor, a supplier, a manufacturer, or a customer.
What works well:
Master-MTAs, standardized two-ways NDAs, no-rights experiments/trials, pilot projects, CVCs with dry powder, and access to real decision-makers, not just gatekeepers.
What doesn’t work:
Exclusivity without upfronts, multi-level decision making, specialized agreements that take extensive legal review to start work, and in-house champions who don’t have bandwidth for new projects.