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Benchling

680 Folsom St, 8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94107
USA
(415) 590-2798
Website Company Summary Management Team
Management

CEO: Sajith Wickramasekara (6/30/2012)
President/COO/Operations: Ashu Singhal (2014)
Finance: Richard Wong (1/19/2021)
Technology: Amit Gupta (8/31/2018) ; Jon Fan (12/31/2019)
Sales/Marketing: Kaiser Mulla-Feroze ; Malay Gandhi
General Counsel/Legal: Ricardo Velez
Board

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Miles Grimshaw (Thrive Capital General Partner)
Company

Business description: Benchling is the first R&D cloud platform powering the life science industry and helping the next generation of scientists make breakthrough discoveries and bring them to market faster than ever before. Multinational pharmaceutical corporations, high-growth biotechnology companies and major research institutions alike trust Benchling to speed collaboration and convert the complexity of life sciences into world-changing results. Benchling makes biotech research and development faster and more collaborative. Biotechnology has the potential to solve humanity’s most pressing challenges, such as disease, renewable energy, clean water, and hunger. The brightest minds are working on these problems but they are equipped with archaic tools. We aspire to fix this and increase the rate of scientific output with a web-based platform that allows researchers to design and run experiments, analyze data, and share results. Hundreds of thousands of scientists all around the world use Benchling to do research. Whether they are at the world’s largest companies, the top research universities, or working on a startup in a garage, scientists use Benchling for the same reason: to be empowered, not encumbered, by their tools.
Capital

Rounds: 8
Recent Fundings: Nov 2021   Apr 2021
Capital raised: 411.90M
Last Round: 100.0M
Ownership: Private  
VCs include: Benchmark Menlo Ventures Sequoia Capital Lux Capital Tiger Global a16z Spark Capital Thrive Capital Altimeter Capital ;  Lead Edge Capital;  ICONIQ Capital F-Prime Capital Partners;  Alkeon Capital Management Byers Capital
Other investors: Franklin Templeton

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Overview
Record updated: Nov 2021
Sector: Biotech
Year Founded: 2012
Headcount: 601-700 as of Nov 2021
Rounds: 8
Recent Fundings: Nov 2021   Apr 2021
Capital Raised: 411.90M
Last Round: 100.0M
Ownership: Private