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As co-founders of uBiome, the leading microbial genomics company, we see a lot of new companies in the microbiome space. At the same time, investors keep coming to us for advice on which companies are interesting investments. We'd like to offer AngelList investors the opportunity to benefit from our experience in this space. A bit about us: We're the founders of uBiome. We started in November 2012 with a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, which turned into an angel round (here on AngelList!). Then, we were accepted into Y Combinator in Summer 2014 and raised a Series A from Andreessen Horowitz before the summer was over. We've now grown to a full-fledged company, with consumer, research, and clinical applications of microbial genomics. Dr. Zachary Apte, Co-Founder and CTO: Trained in both theoretical high-energy physics and cell biology, Dr. Apte earned his PhD in biophysics from the University of California, San Francisco. Before uBiome, he founded a synthetic biology company based on his invention of a novel microfluidics device and funded by the US Department of Energy and worked at Harvard Medical School. While a university student, he built an open science web platform and was integral in the initial research and development for the project that became the first published carbon-emissions rating label in North America. Jessica Richman, Co-Founder and CEO: Jessica attended Stanford University, where she studied economics and computer science, and Oxford University, where she studied as a Clarendon Scholar, also receiving a Fulbright Scholarship for further study. Along the way, she worked for Google, McKinsey, Lehman Brothers, the Grameen Bank, and top-tier Silicon Valley venture firms as well as other entrepreneurial projects and adventures. Her work has been featured in Wired, MIT Technology Review, Scientific American, NPR, FoxNews, ABC News, Elle, and dozens of other media outlets. She has spoken at TEDMED, TEDxBrussels, Partnering for Cures, the American Society for Microbiology, HealthFoo, SciFoo, Oxford University, the University of California San Francisco, and many other conferences and venues.
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Zachary Apte
Founder uBiome • Biophysics PhD from @University of California, San Francisco, Physics BA @Hampshire College - Scientist and entrepreneur finding creative solutions to the world's grand challeng
Jessica Richman
Founder @uBiome • Worked at @Google, @McKinsey & Co • Studied at @Stanford, @Oxford
Joshua Schachter
Formerly CEO at @Tasty Labs (acq @Walmart ); Member of Technical Staff at @Google; founder at (acq @Yahoo)
Hampus Jakobsson
Deep tech angel investor. Venture Partner at @BlueYard Capital. Prev: Founder @TAT (acquired by RIM served 2 years as head of M&A EMEA) and M.Sc.CS.
Can help with
“Modern SaaS sales metods, Team composition, User Experience and Onboarding, Product communication. ”
Lance White
Angel Investor in a bunch of awesome companies... I spend my time between Naples, Columbus, San Francisco and New York, but most of my time in Naples.
Can help with
“Tim - reach out if I can add value. I have a pretty extensive private portfolio and also managed funds for a bunch of corporate execs and family offices.”
Victor Henning
CEO/Founder @Mendeley (acq by @Reed Elsevier ) • voted "Best European Founder" @TheEuropas • Investor @Airdog, @Vayu , @Chai , @CareerFoundry , @Rockstart Accelerator
Stefano Bernardi
ED @Aragon Angel @Atomico Previously Co-Founded @Mission and Market and @Kickpay (YC W15). Spent time at @500 Startups and @TechCrunch. BSc Computer Eng
Adam Sharp
Investor, writer, dad. Copy/lead-gen/SEO helper. Lots of ideas.
Can help with
“Well-versed in SEO, local PPC, global PPC, copy writing, viral.”
Mark Williamson
COO @MasterClass Founder @Restore Health (acq by Zillion) @Zoodles (acq by HTC), @Shelfari (acq by Amazon)• EDU @ MIT and @ UIUC
Jeff Heitzman
Managing Partner @ CTC Ventures, Syndicate Co-Lead @New Stack Ventures , Investor @Embark @Tovala @Kin Insurance @Cybrary @Popular Pays @Jiobit @Scope AR
Can help with
“(Power-User Feedback, Customer Intros, Investor Intros, FinTech Expertise)
I invest in founders and products I am passionate about when I believe they can...more
I believe Jessica is directly involved in something of historical importance. Of course I recommend her! :-)
Zac is a full stack scientist-entrepreneur. He excels at everything from coding and designing for the web to lab operations to business development. He works quickly and approaches challenges with creativity. And on top of that, he is a pleasure to work with.
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