Asimov, a Cambridge, MA-based startup using computer-aided design to engineer biology, raised $4.7m in seed funding.
The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from Data Collective, Pillar, and AME Cloud Ventures.
The company intends to use the funds to scale and grow customers in diverse areas.
Founded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Christopher Voigt, Boston University Professor Douglas Densmore, MIT Biological Engineering Ph.D.s Alec Nielsen (CEO) and Raja Srinivas, Asimov provides a software and genetics platform that combines synthetic biology, biophysical simulations, and machine learning-based design to engineer genetic circuits for customers in health, manufacturing, and consumer goods.
The platform was priginally developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University.