We invest in near frontier tech that will change the world.

CLIMATE TECH, TECHBIO, AEROSPACE, AND NEXT GENERATION COMPUTING
Some call it deep tech. We think of it as near frontier. We believe science-forward companies are our best shot at improving billions of lives and saving the planet. We back them at pre-seed & seed.
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Advano
Better batteries
Advano has developed a silicon-based scalable solution for significantly increasing Li-Ion battery capacity.
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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.
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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.
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Astranis
satellite broadband
Astranis is pioneering GEO-based microsatellites to connect the next four billion internet users.
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Atom Computing
scalable quantum computing
Atom Computing is building quantum computers using individually controlled atoms-- nature's perfect quantum bits.
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Atomos
Orbital transfer vehicles
Atomos is designing a constellation of orbital transit vehicles to reposition satellites on orbit that will ultimately use nuclear propulsion.
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Catalog
Biological computing
Catalog Technologies is developing DNA-based digital storage and computation.
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Chameleon
Gene therapy delivery
Chameleon Biosciences is developing a better gene therapy delivery platform that allows for repeat dosing in patients.
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Character Bio
Genomic medicine
Character is developing innovative medicines for diseases of aging using genomics and computer vision.
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Circularis
Gene optimization
Circularis harnesses the power of circular RNA to control any gene, in any species, in any cell type.
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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.
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Debut Bio
Cell-free biomanufacturing
Debut creates high-value molecules by combining proprietary enzyme immobilization with continuous biomanufacturing processes.
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Dusty
Construction robotics
Dusty Robotics is on a mission to improve construction productivity by automating critical-path tasks on construction jobsites.
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Earth AI
AI for mining
Earth AI is discovering deposits of metals using vertically integrated technologies for fast and efficient discovery.
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Eridan
5G & beyond
Eridan's software-defined radio offers fast, reliable wireless connectivity with a fraction of the energy.
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Faeth
Nutritional oncology
Faeth harnesses metabolism and personalized medicine to rethink the science of cancer.
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Fleetzero
Electrifying cargo shipping
Fleetzero is electrifying one of the world's dirtiest industries, ocean freight, with swappable batteries.
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Furno Materials
Decarbonizing cement
Furno is designing compact, energy-efficient cement reactors to halve the energy required and capture CO2 produced in one of the most essential but most polluting industries.
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Glyphic Bio
Protein sequencing
Unlocking proteomics by lowering protein sequencing costs.
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Humane
More humane devices
Humane will soon launch devices that will allow us to stay connected while remaining present.
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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.
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Limelight Steel
Decarbonizing steel
Limelight harnesses light to power zero-emissions steel manufacturing the most CO2-intensive heavy industry
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Mako Aerospace
Electric jet engines
Mako is designing the world's most efficient electric engines for commercial aircraft to enable emission-free regional flight.
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Mission Barns
Cultured Meat
Mission Barns is making the juicy, savory meats we all love... without the animal.
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Nabla Bio
AI for antibody optimization
Nabla Bio is the world's leader in applying natural language processing (NLP) to developing therapeutic antibodies
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Phenomic
Breaking down cancer's wall
Phenomic leverages single cell transcriptomic data to develop drug candidates targeting the tumor stroma (aka Cancer's wall).
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Pow Bio
Bio-manufacturing
Pow.bio provides intelligent fermentation services for industrial and synthetic biology, helping turn great ideas into profitable products.
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Prellis
High fidelity bio-printing
Prellis Biologics is engineering human tissue using a laser-based 3D printing technology capable of vasculature-level definition.
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Radiant
Portable fission reactors
Radiant is building portable 1MW nuclear reactors, enough to power 1,000 homes or a military base for years.
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Resistance Bio
Understanding cancer biology
Resistance harnesses evolution to identify novel targets to fight drug-resistant cancers
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Sixfold Bio
RNA therapeutics
Sixfold Bio develops delivery mechanisms that target RNA therapies to treat any disease in any tissue.
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Skyline
Democratizing satellites
Skyline Celestial is designing the world's cheapest, most versatile satellites so that anyone can have access to orbital assets.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Tiamat
Plant-based bio manufacturing
Tiamat expresses high-value biological compounds in plants grown in vertical farms.
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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.
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Vence
Autonomous farm management
Vence is bringing artificial intelligence to the livestock industry to optimize farming activities and increase animal well-being.
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Venus
Hypersonic flight
Venus is a team of veteran aerospace engineers and operators working towards military and civilian flight at Mach 15.
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Visolis
Carbon negative materials
Visolis' technology enables bio-based production of carbon-negative, high-performance polymers at lower costs than petrochemical processes.
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XGenomes
AI-driven sequencing
XGenomes uses proprietary chemistry, hardware, and computer vision, XGenomes can reduce sequencing costs by 10x.
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We write on deep tech and talk to founders building hardware and bio startups to bring you unfiltered stories on how such companies come to life and most importantly, give us hope for the future.
Electrification of Things—By Sea
Why we invested in electric cargo-shipping company Fleetzero
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The Fourth Pillar of Cancer w/ Anand Parikh of Faeth
Faeth CEO Anand Parikh talks to us about building a therapeutics + digital health + meal delivery company all at once and the necessity for precision nutrition in medicine.
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Electrification of Things—By Air
Why we invested in Mako Aerospace
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Building Space Planes w/ Sassie Duggleby of Venus Aerospace
Venus CEO Sassie Duggleby chats with us about hypersonics, the future of transportation, and building an inclusive company culture in aerospace.
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Precision Medicine Meets Drug Discovery
Why we've deepened our partnership with Character Biosciences as they bring precision medicine to drug discovery
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who we are
team
Ian Rountree
General Partner
Amee Kapadia, MS
Analyst (bio)
Andrew Kirima
Analyst (hardware)
Natalie Estrella
Talent Partner
Ha Nguyen
CFO
Angelica Mason
Executive Assistant
advisors
Mark Groden, PhD
Skyryse CEO
Tessa Lau, PhD
Dusty Robotics CEO
Sassie Duggleby, MS
Venus Aerospace CEO
Joshua Yang, M.Eng
Glyphic Bio CEO
Gaurab Chakrabarti, PhD
Solugen CEO
Sean Hunt, PhD
Solugen CTO
Sam Cooper, PhD
Phenomic CEO
Melanie Matheu, PhD
Prellis Biologics CEO
Shak Lakhani
Avro CEO
Nicholas Flanders, MS
Twelve CEO
Joshua Britton, PhD
Debut Bio CEO
John Gedmark, MS
Astranis CEO