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Life Science Unicorns

7 Life Science Companies that went to Become Unicorns

Startups are hard and becoming a unicorn startup is even harder, but here is a list of 7 Life Science companies that have achieved the unicorn status.

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Think life science is boring and everything’s been done before?

Think again.

If you’re in the life science industry or are interested in starting a company in this space, this article dives into all of the hottest Life Science unicorn startups who are making their way to becoming worth more than US$1 billion.

7 Life Science Companies that Became Unicorns

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23andMe

23andMe

23andMe is a genetic testing company that conducts research and sells consumer genomics and biotechnology products.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.50

    B (

    October 2015

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Sunnyvale

  • Started in:

    2006

  • Founders:

    Anne Wojcicki, Linda Avey, Paul Cusenza

  • Industries:

    Biotechnology, Genetics, Life Science

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $868,573,609

  • Number of funding rounds:

    16

  • Number of investors:

    32

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ATAI Life Sciences

ATAI Life Sciences

ATAI Life Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company developing clinically-tested therapies for mental illness.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Germany

  • City:

    Munich

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Christian Angermayer, Florian Brand, Lars Christian Wilde, Srinivas Rao

  • Industries:

    Biotechnology, Health Care, Life Science, Therapeutics

  • Number of employees:

    10-50

  • Funding Amount:

    $347,100,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    31

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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:

    $778,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    11

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DXY

DXY

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:

    $682,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    6

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MGI Tech

MGI Tech

MGI Tech is a technology-driven healthcare provider with an emphasis on exemplary customer service.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5

    B (

    May 2019

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shenzhen

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    No Data

  • Industries:

    Biotechnology, Health Care, Life Science

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,200,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    7

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Resilience

Resilience

Resilience is one of the top pharmaceutical outsourcing companies in the world, with a global network of manufacturing nodes and an extensive portfolio of analytical services.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    No Data

    B (

    -

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    La Jolla

  • Started in:

    2020

  • Founders:

    No Data

  • Industries:

    Biopharma, Biotechnology, Life Science, Pharmaceutical

  • Number of employees:

    1-10

  • Funding Amount:

    $800,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    6

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ThoughtSpot

ThoughtSpot

ThoughtSpot is a business intelligence platform that helps enterprise users, developers, analysts, and marketers to explore, analyze, and share data insights easily. It democratizes access to massive amounts of data making it simple for anyone to make data-driven decisions.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.95

    B (

    May 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Sunnyvale

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Abhishek Rai, Ajeet Singh, Amit Prakash, Priyendra Deshwal, Priyendra Deshwal, Sanjay Agrawal, Shashank Gupta, Vijay Ganesan

  • Industries:

    Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Software, Life Science, SaaS

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $563,700,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    21

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