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Portfolio

iSelect is investing in the innovative entrepreneurs and cutting-edge companies making real change happen in the fields of Agriculture, Healthcare, Resource Efficiency and B2B Software. Our portfolio companies are saving energy, reducing agricultural inputs such as water or fertilizer, breeding more efficient plants, or targeting conditions or diseases like obesity, cancer, or hypertension, and more.

Food & Agriculture

Bonumose

Bonumose is commercializing low-glycemic index, natural sugars through a proprietary, cost-effective enzymatic process. Learn more…

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Agrilyst, Inc.

Agrilyst is a software company making indoor farming profitable, enabling growers to drive the indoor farming revolution. Learn more…

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Harvest CROO, LLC

HarvestCROO is building the premier automation and robotics solution to solve the labor shortage crisis in specialty agriculture, starting with strawberries. Learn more…

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Sentera, Inc.

Sentera is a UAV and crop analytics company delivering the most comprehensive suite of value-added hardware and software solutions available today to growers & agronomists. Learn more…

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Mercaris

Mercaris is a market data service and trading platform for organic, non-GMO, and other Identity Preserved (IP) agricultural commodities. Learn more…

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PlantResponse Biotech

PlantResponse Biotech is a Madrid, Spain and Raleigh, NC based company that is developing and commercializing biologically related products that improve plant health and protect yield potential. Learn more…

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Plastomics, Inc.

Plastomics has developed a proprietary genetic engineering model that can produce high performing crops through editing the chloroplast. Learn more…

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Benson Hill Biosystems, Inc.

Benson Hill is a crop improvement company that empowers innovators with a revolutionary platform to tap the natural genetic diversity of plants and develop healthier and more sustainable food choices. Learn more…

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Geltor, Inc.

Geltor designs animal-free recombinant proteins from proprietary cellular factories in bulk and at low cost for consumer and technical products. Learn more…

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HerdDogg, Inc.

HerdDogg’s patented animal wearable technologies provide animal tracking and aid in the identification of missed heats, illness, and dystocia (difficult births) for the 2.5 billion herd animals worldwide. Learn more…

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Agrible, Inc.

Agrible sells software that connects the agricultural supply chain from field-to-market, providing critical sustainability,agronomic, and yield data. Learn more…

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ProteoSense LLC

ProteoSense is building a biosensing platform for rapid, cheap and highly sensitive food safety testing. Learn more…

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Holganix, LLC

Holganix produces organic plant probiotics that make soils and plants healthier, more resilient, and more productive. Learn more…

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Kultevat, Inc.

Kultevat combines genetic breeding and chemical process engineering to produce natural rubber from the Russian dandelion in North America. Learn more…

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Healthcare

Cocoon Biotech, Inc.

Cocoon Biotech has developed a silk fibroin platform for tunable drug delivery with uses that can improve care across multiple disease states.  Learn more…

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Molecular Assemblies

Molecular Assemblies is developing an enzymatic DNA synthesis platform technology, enabling new products in industrial synthetic biology, personalized therapeutics, precision diagnostics, data storage, nanotechnology and more. Molecular Assemblies’ novel enzymatic DNA synthesis platform has the potential to fundamentally transform how we write genetic building blocks with applications across food, healthcare, energy, and beyond.  Learn more…

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SciBac, Inc.

SciBac is developing a platform technology called MERGE that enables the Company to efficiently combine desired traits of two microbes into one stable hybrid organism through lab-induced directed evolution. Learn more…

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Shield Diagnostics Corp.

Shield Diagnostics Corp. (Shield Diagnostics or ‘The Company’) has developed a proprietary genotyping platform technology that substantially reduces the time and cost of genetic testing while maintaining the highest degree of accuracy. Depending on the comparative test, the Company’s technology can achieve a 16-500x improvement on cost and an 8-16x hourly reduction in time while maintaining 99.5% accuracy. The company drives down cost and increases efficiency by combining three core technologies: high-density/reusable arrays, custom phosphoramidite chemistry and a fully automated and customized microfluidics system. Shield Diagnostics’ competitors have business models built on individual tests that generate revenue from consumables. Since Shield Diagnostics has the ability to run multiple tests on reusable components, it can reduce costs and scale volume at levels not achievable by the competition. Shield Diagnostics’ platform technology has applicability across a variety of sample types (blood, urine, saliva, plant & animal samples) and industries. Shield Diagnostics will enter the market in 2H 2018 as a CLIA approved laboratory developed test (LDT), allowing them to bypass the lengthier process required for PMA or 510k approval. The company plans to first target the $28 billion sexually transmitted infection (STI) market, representing 20 million new STI infections each year. Potential future applications include low-cost, blood-based cancer diagnostic testing, infectious disease testing for tuberculosis & MRSA, animal breeding optimization, plant genotyping, and direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Shield Diagnostics is raising $6 million in Series A preferred equity at a $15 million pre-money valuation co-led by Andreesen Horowitz and Refactor Capital. Proceeds from the Series A round will be used to build out their S&M and R&D teams, R&D associated expenses, and laboratory operations. Learn more…

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Nix, Inc.

Nix is building wearable, disposable biosensors that monitor hydration levels in real time, without the need for electricity or an app. Learn more…

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GeneMatters, LLC

GeneMatters is a digital health platform that provides scalable, on-demand genetic counseling to meet the rapidly growing demand for genetic services. Learn more…

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Flywheel Exchange, LLC

Flywheel has developed a cloud-based collaboration platform in which scientists across the world can share reproducible science, work together to advance discovery at an accelerated pace, maximize R&D spending efficiency, and unlock the true potential of disruptive technologies. Learn more…

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Cofactor Genomics, Inc.

Cofactor Genomics uses proprietary RNA sequencing (“RNA-Seq”) technology and machine learning algorithms to diagnose disease. Learn more…

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Entac Medical, Inc.

Entac Medical is developing noninvasive devices for predictive and diagnostic medicine based on a novel, patented, platform technology, Previs Audio Spectral Analysis. Their first product is used to predict post operative ileus after GI surgeries. Learn more…

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Neuros Medical, Inc.

Neuros Medical is a medical device company developing electrical nerve block technology to treat chronic pain, particularly neuroma/residual limb pain and chronic post-surgical pain. Learn more…

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Indalo Therapeutics

Indalo is a pharmaceutical company developing life-changing treatments for fibrotic diseases. Learn more…

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Epharmix, Inc.

Epharmix is a healthcare software company substantially reducing the cost of care for chronic diseases using text messaging. Learn more…

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Gila Therapeutics, Inc.

Gila Therapeutics is developing a treatment for obesity using naturally occurring hormones known to induce satiety, leading to weight loss. Learn more…

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Euclises Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Euclises Pharmaceuticals is developing novel enzyme (COX-2) inhibitors designed to increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy safely Learn more…

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Immunophotonics, Inc.

Immunophotonics has developed a minimally invasive therapeutic cancer vaccine for the treatment of metastatic solid tumors. Learn more…

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Resource Efficiency

Rebound Technologies, Inc.

Rebound Technologies builds IcePoint, a novel cooling technology that delivers unmatched control and efficiency to industrial freezers. Learn more…

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Bractlet, Inc.

Bractlet forecasts and verifies energy savings for retrofits of energy consuming equipment in commercial buildings, enabling significant energy saving and cost reduction. Learn more…

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Agrilyst, Inc.

Agrilyst is a software company making indoor farming profitable, enabling growers to drive the indoor farming revolution. Learn more…

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Benson Hill Biosystems, Inc.

Benson Hill is a crop improvement company that empowers innovators with a revolutionary platform to tap the natural genetic diversity of plants and develop healthier and more sustainable food choices. Learn more…

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Agrible, Inc.

Agrible sells software that connects the agricultural supply chain from field-to-market, providing critical sustainability,agronomic, and yield data. Learn more…

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Holganix, LLC

Holganix produces organic plant probiotics that make soils and plants healthier, more resilient, and more productive. Learn more…

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Kultevat, Inc.

Kultevat combines genetic breeding and chemical process engineering to produce natural rubber from the Russian dandelion in North America. Learn more…

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B2B Technology

Popbookings, LLC

PopBookings develops software that streamlines the temporary employment market, with an initial focus on the event-staffing segment. Learn more…

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StreamLink Software, Inc

Streamlink Software builds grant management software for public sector and non-profit orgs, allowing grant recipients to comply with regulatory transparency and accountability laws. Learn more…

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FairWords, Inc.

FairWords monitors and archives all digital employee communications on authorized company devices using artificial intelligence (AI) to ensure compliance in regulated industries. Learn more…

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Better Weekdays, Inc

BetterWeekdays, provides a job-matching platform that helps employers hire better-qualified candidates based on individual skills and business culture fit. Learn more…

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Systematic Revenue, LLC

Systematic Revenue (Hatchbuck), provides all-in-one sales and marketing software designed especially for small to mid-sized businesses Learn more…

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Rewards Catering, LLC

Rewards Caterings (Time to Cater) is a web-based full service national catering concierge service used to manage catered events of any scale. Learn more…

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Gremlin Social, Inc.

Gremln, Inc., based in St. Louis, MO, provides secure social media software for financial service and other regulated industries. Its software combines social media marketing, customer service, monitoring, and the approval processes, filtration and archiving necessary for regulatory compliance (SEC, FINRA, FFIEC), meeting the needs of both a financial services firm’s marketing and compliance departments. Learn more…

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Crazy for Education, LLC

CrazyForEducation provides an online database of educational and tutoring programs in which lecturing occurs primarily outside the classroom while tutoring (homework) is done inside the classroom. Learn more…

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adFreeq, LLC

AdKiosks is a digital ad platform that enables advertisers to display unlimited products from a single ad space. Learn more…

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