We build automated fermentation infrastructure and operate it as a service for biotech companies. Our customers send organisms to us, we grow them in our automated fermentors, and we send back data and samples. They design organisms that produce vegan proteins, therapeutics, bio-plastics, and clean meat. We speed up their R&D so they can get their products to market faster. We've built our own fermentor hardware, backend software that runs all of our experiments, and robotic systems to automate physical lab operations. We're also building software to simulate fermentation processes and help design experiments and improve fermentation processes in an automated fashion.
We are currently 8 full-time employees and we're currently hiring for 6 positions across software and hardware to speed up our development. Our current team is composed of engineers who previously worked or studied at Google[x], Facebook, MIT, and CalTech. The founders, Will and Matt, built UAVs at Google[x] prior to starting the company.
Funding! We raise a large seed round out of YCombinator last May from leading investors. We haven't done a fundraising announcement yet, but I'd be happy to chat about our funding one on one.
We have a number of existing customers and we're working to scale-out our infrastructure and build more features for customers. There are tons of fascinating tech projects to work on here that range from control systems (for the reactors), data science/ML/simulation of fermentation processes, robotics and automation control, and bio/chemical engineering. There are also opportunities to grow within the organization as we're still a small but fast-growing team.