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7 Well-Known Unicorns in the Life Science Industry

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The Life Science industry is filled with successful companies that have raised millions of dollars in VC funding that came from some of the top investors in the world.

Many of these successes have turned into unicorns — private companies worth over $1 billion.

If you want to build the next unicorn in the Life Science space, these 7 companies should be your inspiration.

7 Life Science Unicorns Companies

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Biosplice Therapeutics

Biosplice Therapeutics

Biosplice Therapeutics is developing tissue-level regeneration technologies that will be used in the fields of functional medicine and regenerative medicine.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $12.00

    B (

    August 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Diego

  • Started in:

    2008

  • Founders:

    Osman Kibar

  • Industries:

    Biotechnology, Health Care, Life Science

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $285.71M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    12

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Benchling

Benchling

Benchling is a cloud-based software platform for biologists and companies engaged in research and development.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $6.10

    B (

    April 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Ashutosh Singhal, Cory Li, Sajith Wickramasekara

  • Industries:

    Biotechnology, Life Science, Software

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $412.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    21

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Athelas

Athelas

Athelas creates technology that enables chronically ill people to be monitored in their homes.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.50

    B (

    January 2022

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Mountain View

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Deepika Bodapati, Tanay Tandon

  • Industries:

    Biotechnology, Health Care, Life Science

  • Number of employees:

    No Data

  • Funding Amount:

    $136.08M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    16

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Spiber

Spiber

Spiber is a Japanese biomaterials company engaged in the research of synthetic spider silk and other protein-based materials.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.22

    B (

    September 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Japan

  • City:

    Tsuruoka

  • Started in:

    2007

  • Founders:

    Kazuhide Sekiyama, Sugawara Junichi

  • Industries:

    Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, Building Material, Life Science

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $911.62M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    17

  • Number of investors:

    21

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Axtria

Axtria

Axtria is a software and services company specializing in big data analytics for the Life Sciences market.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    May 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Berkeley Heights

  • Started in:

    2009

  • Founders:

    Jaswinder Chadha, Navdeep (Navi) Chadha

  • Industries:

    Analytics, Big Data, Cloud Data Services, Life Science, Software

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $206.32M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    6

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Dxy.cn

Dxy.cn

DXY is an online community that brings together the world’s top doctors, organizations, and consumers in order to provide innovative ways to improve healthcare.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    April 2018

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Hangzhou

  • Started in:

    2000

  • Founders:

    Jin Zhang, Tiantian Li

  • Industries:

    Consumer Software, Health Care, Life Science, Medical, mHealth, Pharmaceutical, Social Media, Software

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $672.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    6

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Mammoth Biosciences

Mammoth Biosciences

Mammoth Biosciences develops novel CRISPR applications for disease detection, research, agriculture, biodefense, and more.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    September 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Brisbane

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Ashley Tehranchi, Janice Chen, Jennifer Doudna, Lucas Harrington, Trevor Martin

  • Industries:

    Biotechnology, Genetics, Health Diagnostics, Life Science

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $279.69M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    26

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