Phylagen, a San Francisco, CA-based data analytics company building a large environmental microbiome database, raised $14m in Series A financing.
The round was led by Cultivian Sandbox, Breakout Ventures, Working Capital, with participation from 3M Ventures, Dolby Family Ventures, Agfunder, Duck Investors, Blackhorn Ventures, J-Angels, Western Technology Investment and Arden Road Investments. In conjunction with the funding, Breakout Ventures Working Capital Partner and CSO, Hemai Parthasarathy, Working Capital Partner Chemain Sanan, and Cultivian Sandbox Partner Dan Phillips, will be joining Phylagen’s Board of Directors.
The company intends to use the funds to expand microbial forensics service and grow its microbiome database.
Co-founded in 2014 by CEO Dr. Jessica Green and Dr. Harrison Dillon, Phylagen has developed a microbiome analytics platform to provide insights about global supply chains, allowing stakeholders to trace goods and materials to locations of origin such as exact factories, farms or warehouses. Its first product is a microbial forensics service that links goods to their site of origin, and its customers include large North American brands and retailers who are currently deploying the company’s solution in manufacturing locations worldwide.