We invest in near frontier tech that will change the world

( and just might save it )

TechBio, climate tech, aerospace, and next generation computing.

Some call it deep tech. We think of it as the near frontier, and we believe that these investments are our best shot at impacting billions of people in our lifetimes.

We are fundamentally driven by backing businesses that create value at massive scale.

We invest where tech can mitigate: 1) climate change, 2) disease, 3) poverty, 4) conflict, 5) x-risk.

Portfolio

Nabla Bio

AI for antibody optimization

Nabla Bio is the world's leader in applying natural language processing (NLP) to developing therapeutic antibodies

nabla.bio

XGenomes

AI-driven sequencing

Using proprietary chemistry, hardware, and computer vision, XGenomes can reduce sequencing costs by 10x

xgenomes.com

Dusty

Construction robotics

Dusty Robotics is on a mission to improve construction productivity by automating critical-path tasks on construction jobsites.

dustyrobotics.com

Mission Barns

Cultured Meat

Mission Barns is making the juicy, savory meats we all love in a sustainable, more efficient way.

missionbarns.com

Prellis

High fidelity bio-printing

Prellis Biologics is engineering human tissue using a laser-based 3D printing technology capable of vasculature-level definition.

prellisbio.com

Symbio

Intelligent robotics

Symbio is dedicated to strengthening industrial systems through the development of robotics and artificial intelligence.

symb.io

Humane

More humane devices

Stay connected, stay present

hu.ma.ne

Skyryse

Next generation avionics

SkyRyse is building a future free from congestion and infrastructure sprawl, starting with standardizing flight controls and improving safety in general aviation with their FlightOS platform

skyryse.com

Faeth

Nutritional oncology

Using metabolism to rethink the science of cancer

faeththerapeutics.com

Solugen

Plant-based chemicals

Solugen is replacing petroleum based products with plant-derived substitutes, taking advantage of bio-inspired reactions to use plant material as a low-cost feedstock to produce novel products.

solugentech.com

Sixfold Bio

RNA therapeutics

Delivering RNA therapies to treat any disease, starting with cancer

sixfold.bio

Space Tango

Space-based manufacturing

Space Tango's ISS-based system streamlines and simplifies the unique environment that microgravity offers to discover and commercialize solutions for applications on earth.

spacetango.com

Twelve

Transforming carbon

Twelve (formerly Opus 12) has developed a device that recycles CO₂ into cost-competitive chemicals and fuels with only water and electricity as inputs.

twelve.co

Astranis

satellite broadband

Astranis is pioneering GEO-based microsatellites to connect the next four billion internet users

astranis.com

Atom

scalable quantum computing

Atom Computing is building quantum computers using individually controlled atoms-- nature's perfect quantum bits.

atom-computing.com

Eridan

5G & beyond

Eridan's software-defined radio offers fast, reliable wireless connectivity with a fraction of the energy.

eridan.io

Aizon

AI for drug production

Aizon is a platform for acquiring, visualizing, and recording regulated data from manufacturing sites. It analyzes that data in real time to detect inefficiencies and identifies opportunities for improvement.

aizon.ai

Earth AI

AI for mining

Earth AI is discovering deposits of metals using vertically integrated technologies for fast and efficient discovery

earth-ai.com

Vence

Autonomous farm management

Vence is bringing artificial intelligence to the livestock industry to optimize farming activities and increase animal well-being.

vence.io

Advano

Better batteries

Advano has developed a silicon-based scalable solution for significantly increasing Li-Ion battery capacity.

advano.io

Pow Bio

Bio-manufacturing

Pow.bio provides intelligent fermentation services for industrial and synthetic biology, helping turn great ideas into profitable products.

pow.bio

Catalog

Biological computing

Catalog Technologies is developing DNA-based digital storage and computation.

catalogdna.com

Phenomic

Breaking down cancer's wall

Phenomic leverages single sell transcriptomic data to develop drug candidates targeting the tumor stroma (aka Cancer's wall)

phenomic.ai

Visolis

Carbon negative materials

Visolis' technology enables bio-based production of carbon-negative, high-performance polymers at lower costs than petrochemical processes.

visolisbio.com

Debut Bio

Cell-free chemistry

Debut creates high-value molecules by combining proprietary enzyme immobilization with continuous biomanufacturing processes.

debutbiotech.com

Arable

Decision based agriculture

From crop monitoring and point precision weather to cloud technology, Arable provides a complete approach to crop management in one reliable device and software solution.

arable.com

Skyline

Democratizing satellites

Skyline Celestial is designing the world's cheapest, most versatile satellites so that anyone can have access to orbital assets.

skyline.earth

Intramotev

Electric autonomous rail

Intramotev is developing electric, autonomous railcars to solve intermodal freight bottlenecks and reduce emissions in logistics, taking trucks off the road and freeing up ports.

intramotev.com

Circularis

Gene optimization

Using the power of circular RNA to control any gene, in any species, in any cell type.

circularisbiotech.com

Chameleon

Gene therapy delivery

Chameleon Biosciences is developing a better gene therapy delivery platform that allows for repeat dosing in patients.

chameleonbiosci.com

Clover Tx

Genomic medicine

Developing innovative medicines for diseases of aging.

clovertherapeutics.com

Curie Co

Greener preservatives

Curie Co uses proprietary enzyme engineering and synthetic biology techniques to replace chemical-based antimicrobials banned by the FDA in personal care products.

curieco.com

Venus

Hypersonic flight

Venus is a team of veteran aerospace engineers and operators working toward military and civilian flight at Mach 15.

venusaero.com

Atomos

Orbital transit vehicles

Atomos is designing a constellation of orbital transit vehicles to reposition satellites on orbit that will ultimately use nuclear propulsion

atomosspace.com

Tiamat

Plant-based bio manufacturing

Expressing high-value biological compounds in plants grown in vertical farms.

tiamat-sciences.com

Glyphic Bio

Protein sequencing

Unlocking proteomics by lowering protein sequencing costs.

glyphic.bio

Spaero

Wet lab automation

Spaero makes it easier for scientists to design and automate biological experiments across life sciences and non-human biology, freeing experts up for higher value work.

spaero.bio
This is a defining generation for humanity
And it's time for VC to step up

Team

Ian Rountree
Founder, General Partner
Amee Kapadia, MS
TechBio Analyst
Andrew Kirima
Hardtech Analyst
Ha Nguyen
CFO
Charlee Venable
Chief of Staff

Advisors

Doug Kirkpatrick, PhD
Eridan CEO
Erika Milczek, PhD
Curie Co CEO
Gaurab Chakrabarti, MD/PhD
Solugen CEO
John Gedmark, MS
Astranis CEO
Joshua Britton, PhD
Debut Biotech CEO
Joshua Yang, M.Eng
Glyphic CEO
Mark Groden, PhD
Skyryse CEO
Melanie Matheu, PhD
Prellis Biologics CEO
Nicholas Flanders, MS
Twelve CEO
Sam Cooper, PhD
Phenomic CEO
Sassie Duggleby, MS
Venus Aerospace CEO
Sean Hunt, PhD
Solugen CTO
Shak Lakhani
Avro Life Science CEO
Tessa Lau, PhD
Dusty Robotics CEO

Areas of Interest

Biotech

Viewing biology as code will revolutionze medicine, personalizing care and curing previously intractable diseases.

Next-gen Computing

New computing paradigms, telecomm infrastructure, and devices will unlock unprecedented value, from quantum computing to mixed reality.

Industry + Food Tech

Viewing biology as code will revolutionze medicine, personalizing care and curing previously intractable diseases.

Aerospace

Commercializing space and democratizing the air will redefine cities, reduce emissions, and mitigate armed conflict.

Robotics + Autonomy

Augmenting skilled labor, improving safety, and increasing mobility in urban areas.

Clean Energy

From electric vehicles to renewables and nuclear, the energy transition is in full swing.