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Nov 10, 2023

Introducing IndieBio SF’s new office at 3rd St. in San Francisco’s Dogpatch

As you ride the elevator to the third floor of the American Industrial Center (AIC) at 3rd Street in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood, the smell of sweetly spiced bread permeates the otherwise industrial air. Once filled with warehousing and manufacturing companies, the sprawling AIC—often referred to as a skyscraper on its side—is now home to […]

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Post Feb 05, 2024

Announcing SOSV Health Tech VC-Founder Matchup – Feb 26-Mar 8, 2024

SOSV is hosting its completely free 2024 Health Tech VC-Founder Matchup, with meetings taking place online between February 26th (Monday) and March 8th (Friday).

News Medical Jan 22, 2024

RizLab’s CytoTracker provides highly accurate white blood cell count with single drop of blood

RizLab (IndieBio NY & HAX) has developed an ultra-compact, all-electronic cytometer capable of quantifying white blood cells and the key subtypes with just a prick of the finger—with 97% accuracy, as validated by the recent clinical trial results published in PLOS One. RizLab’s CytoTracker can quantify important WBC parameters such as the total white blood […]

TextileWorld Jan 22, 2024

IndieBio’s Bio-polymer maker ZymoChem nets $21M from CVCs Toyota, lululemon, GS Ventures

ZymoChem (IndieBio) landed $21M from investors led by Breakout Ventures along with Toyota Ventures, lululemon, GS Ventures and SOSV. The company’s bio-based polymers have wide-ranging applications from textiles to automotive. ZymoChem converts renewable feedstocks into a variety of high-performance, bio-based, biodegradable polymers with near-zero CO2 emissions. The proprietary fermentation process improves yields by up to 50% versus […]

TechCrunch Jan 22, 2024

HAX’s Rightbot lands Amazon investment for freight unloading robots

Rightbot, which develops suction-based robots that unload various shapes and sizes of freight, has raised $6.25 million in a funding round led by Amazon’s Industrial Innovation Fund, with participation from SOSV and Entrepreneur First. The company produces automated mobile robots to unload floor-loaded containers of cartons and polybags. Using a suction based mechanism, the system […]

TechCrunch Dec 19, 2023

IndieBio’s Lingrove nets $10M for carbon-negative wood alternative

As industries from automative to fashion continue to seek more sustainable materials, IndieBio alum Lingrove has developed a carbon-negative wood veneer alternative out of flax fiber and plant-based resins. The resulting material, “ekoa, ” is “very high stiffness, durable, and resistant,” i.e. to touch, temperature and other materials (like stains and spills). Lingrove, which launched […]

WWD Dec 07, 2023

IndieBio’s BioFluff and TomTex secure funding rounds amid sustainable textile boom

“‘Why is there no great alternative to regular animal or plastic furs?’ is the million-dollar question that led biochemist Martin Stübler to launch biomaterials company Biofluff,” wrote WWD, in its article on the plant-based fur alternative’s recent $2.5M seed round. “It was important to us not to use plant material that’s in competition with a human […]

TechCrunch Oct 26, 2023

Animal-free leather maker and IndieBio SF alum Gozen raises $3.3M

IndieBio alum Gozen raised $3.3 million in seed funding round led by Happiness Capital, with participation from Accelr8, Astor Management, SOSV. The startup is working on a Turkey-based production facility with capacity of up to 1 million square feet. At Paris Fashion Week earlier this year, Gozen partnered with Balenciaga to unveil LUNAFORM™, a lower-impact […]

Post Oct 25, 2023

Ten Takeaways from the 2023 SOSV Climate Tech Summit

If you missed some of the 12 hours of interviews and panels (video | podcast replays), or the 10 hours of live AMAs with investors (video replays), here is a quick take on the highlights of our third annual SOSV Climate Tech Summit.  But first, we’d like to offer our heartfelt gratitude to the 100 […]

Post Sep 27, 2023

On Demand: All the SOSV Climate Tech Summit 2023 main stage sessions

We just wrapped the SOSV Climate Tech Summit! We recognize that not everyone could stay in place for 12 hours of panels and firesides over two days, so we worked over time to make each of the main stage sessions available on YouTube. Coordinates below! Here’s the complete playlist for Day One (Sept. 26) and […]

Post Sep 22, 2023

UPSIDE Foods announces first commercial-scale plant; debuts “Road to Rubicon” series

UPSIDE Foods has had no shortage of incredible milestones lately: following landmark regulatory approvals by the FDA & USDA, the company recently partnered with San Francisco’s Bar Crenn to make its cultivated chicken commercially available (snag a coveted reservation to try it if you can!), and last week announced its first commercial-scale plant, dubbed Rubicon, […]