Benchling

A platform that aims to help life science workers organize research and collaborate on projects.

Co-founders:
Ashutosh Singhal, 28; Sajith Wickramasekara, 28
2018 Revenue:
Undisclosed
Industry:
IT Services
Founded:
2012
Employees:
71
Raised:
$27.4 million

Ashutosh Singhal and Sajith Wickramasekara met as students at MIT, but it didn’t take long before they hatched a plan to become co-founders. Wickramasekara, who has a background in software engineering, had dreams of working in the biotech field--groundbreaking developments like immunotherapy and CRISPR fascinated him. However, collaborating on biotech projects wasn’t as easy as sharing lines of code for software. Wickramasekara thought it was inefficient to share information through paper documents, emails, or excel, where details could get mixed up or convoluted easily. Those gripes turned into Benchling, a platform that supports life science research and development through data organization, note-taking, sample tracking, and workflow management. Founded in 2012, the company started out serving academics. Today, its platform is used by companies in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. It has raised $27.4 million from Y Combinator, Benchmark Capital, Thrive Capital, and Andresssen Horowitz. -- Emily Canal

 

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Twitter:
@benchling
Website:
benchling.com