Ansa Biotechnologies Announces $9.2M in Seed and Pre-Seed Financing

Ansa Biotechnologies

Ansa Biotechnologies, a Berkeley, Calif.-based DNA synthesis tech service company, raised $7.9m in seed funding.

The round was led by Horizons Ventures, with participation from Mubadala Capital, Humboldt Fund, and additional investors. Combined with a Pre-Seed round raised in December 2018 led by Fifty Years, the company has raised $9.2 to date.

The company intends to use the funds to recruit talent, build out new, state-of-the-art R&D facilities, and establish strategic industrial partnerships.

Led by Daniel Arlow, Ph.D., CEO, Ansa Biotechnologies is building a DNA synthesis service to accelerate synthetic biology research. Its core technology is a novel DNA synthesis method based on enzymes. The approach, developed by the founders at UC Berkeley, uses an engineered template-independent polymerase conjugated to a single nucleoside triphosphate molecule to rapidly build a DNA sequence one base at a time.



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