Pluto Biosciences, a Denver CO-based biotech software startup, raised $1M in Seed funding.
The backers were not disclosed.
The company intends to use the funds to doubled its staff to drive innovation in its product, expanding the bioinformatics and machine learning-based analyses in its collaborative life sciences platform.
Led by Founder and CEO Rani Powers, Pluto Biosciences provides a platform that allows life sciences organizations to accelerate their research with their own comprehensive, cloud-based lab space. The solution streamlines academic, biotech and pharma labs’ project management and bioinformatics analysis capabilities, connecting life sciences teams across the globe and accelerating new scientific discoveries.
In addition to the self-service, cloud-based platform, a subscription gives labs access to the company’s Scientific Solutions team, which performs custom bioinformatics analyses and other professional services tailored to customers’ research goals. Paid plans include unlimited user and guest collaborator seats, empowering labs to easily scale projects as they grow. Because Pluto securely stores all raw and processed data, labs do not need their own infrastructure or cloud resources to use it. Data and results stored on the platform can also be accessed programmatically via API.
Coinciding with this funding milestone, Pluto also launched its free Explore tier today, making more than 10,000 published experiments available to anyone with a free account. Explore users can search for experiments relevant to their interests, and create their own exploratory plots from the data, all from their browser.