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Cambridge, USA
500 Technology Square
First Floor
Cambridge, MA, 02139


Co-Founder, Executive Chairman and CTO
Chief Financial Officer
President and CEO
VP of Strategy & Corporate Development


TOTAL $24.7M
Partial Close, 6/2009
Venture Round, 2/2011
Venture Round, 9/2011
Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ)
Private Equity, 4/2013
Agilent Technologies
Debt, 5/2012



Gen9 is building on advances in synthetic biology to power a scalable fabrication capability that will significantly increase the world’s capacity to produce DNA content. The privately held company’s next-generation gene synthesis technology allows for the high-throughput, automated production of DNA constructs at lower cost and higher accuracy than previous methods on the market. Founded by world leaders in synthetic biology, Gen9 aims to ensure the constructive application of synthetic biology in industries ranging from enzyme and chemical production to pharmaceuticals and biofuels.

Recent Milestones

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    Gen9 received $21M in Private Equity funding. (4/24/13)
    Posted 4/24/13 at 6:39pm via
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    Gen9 received $395k in Debt funding. (5/22/12)
    Posted 5/22/12 at 4:18pm via
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    Gen9 added Kevin Munnelly as President and CEO. (11/1/11)
    Posted 7/11/12 at 6:16pm
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    Gen9 received $1.5M in Venture Round funding. (9/9/11)
    Posted 9/9/11 at 5:17pm via
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    Gen9 — bumped up a previously disclosed financing, taking in $1.96 million of a planned $2.5 million debt offering (4/28/11)
    Posted 4/29/11 at 6:18am via
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    Gen9 received $1.7M in Venture Round funding. (2/11/11)
    Posted 2/13/11 at 11:06pm via
  • Dollar
    Gen9 received $500k in Partial Close funding. (6/15/09)
    Posted 2/27/14 at 1:49am via
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    Gen9 added George Church as Founder. (1/1/09)
    Posted 9/19/13 at 8:24pm
  • Check
    Gen9 added Joseph Jacobson as Co-Founder, Executive Chairman and CTO.
    Posted 7/11/12 at 6:16pm
  • Check
    Gen9 added Drew Endy as Co-Founder.
    Posted 9/19/13 at 8:29pm




  1. SEC ( [edit]
  2. Gen9 raises $1.7M after founder's death ( [edit]
  3. Stealthy Gen9 nabs $1.5M in new funding ( [edit]
  4. Gen9 receives $395K in debt financing ( [edit]
  5. Gen9 Closes $21M Strategic Investment with Agilent Technologies ( [edit]
  6. Synthetic bio startup Gen9 pulls in almost $2M financing ( [edit]
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