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CU spinout ColdQuanta adds $20M to speed up commercialization

May 13, 2021

Continuing what has been a busy year for the startup, Boulder-based ColdQuanta has brought on $20 million to help commercialize its quantum computing technology. The investment brings ColdQuanta’s total funding to $74 million and comes from existing investors including Foundry Group, Global Frontier Quantum Opportunity Fund, LCP Quantum Partners and Maverick Ventures.

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BMW and Ford invest in CU Boulder spinout Solid Power to secure all solid-state batteries for future electric vehicles

May 4, 2021

Solid Power, an industry-leading producer of all solid-state batteries for electric vehicles, today announced a $130 million Series B investment round. The investment positions Solid Power to produce full-scale automotive batteries, increase associated material output and expand in-house production capabilities for future vehicle integration.


The world's first fully automated benchtop digital genome engineering platform from CU spinout Inscripta is here

May 2, 2021

As synthetic biology continues to grow, advanced benchtop systems are becoming available to make research and product development easier. Now, Inscripta, a digital genome engineering company, has announced the first commercial shipment of its Onyx platform. The platform is the world's first fully automated benchtop instrument for genome-scale engineering. Inscripta also announced its Series E funding of $150 million.

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CU spinout Sionic Energy Launches to Commercialize Next-Generation Lithium-Ion Battery Cells for Mobility and Consumer Electronic Applications

April 20, 2021

Formerly NOHMs Technologies, the company combines proprietary electrolyte with a newly developed silicon anode design for a low-cost, high-performance and safer lithium-ion battery. In commercializing these latest silicon anode technologies, Sionic will collaborate with Mechanical Engineering Professor Sehee Lee’s lab and team of postdocs at the CU Boulder. Over the past decade at the university, Dr. Lee’s team has created a legacy of Li-ion battery innovations that help drive the adoption of energy storage in products and their positive impact on climate change.

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Drug development platform could provide flexible, rapid and targeted antimicrobials

April 16, 2021

Researchers at CU Boulder have created a platform that can develop effective and highly specific peptide nucleic acid therapies for use against any bacteria within just one week. The Facile Accelerated Specific Therapeutic (FAST) platform was created by Associate Professor Anushree Chatterjee and her team within the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

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ColdQuanta Awarded U.S. Government Contracts Totaling $2.55M

April 8, 2021

CU Boulder spinout ColdQuanta, the leader in Cold Atom Quantum Technology, has been awarded two development contracts from U.S. Government agencies worth $2.55M in total. Both projects are based on the company's Quantum Core™ technology that uses atoms cooled to a temperature of nearly absolute zero, and lasers to manipulate and control the atoms with extreme precision.

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SomaLogic to go public via SPAC in deal that values it as a unicorn

April 8, 2021

CU Boulder spinout SomaLogic Inc. is beginning a merger with a special purpose acquisition company CM Life Sciences II that would add up to $651 million in new funding to the company’s books, and make it Colorado’s latest unicorn. The deal values SomaLogic at $1.23 billion before going public, granting it unicorn status as a privately held company worth more than $1 billion.

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CU spinout Inscripta announces the first commercial shipment of its Onyx™ digital genome engineering platform and closes $150 million in new financing

April 8, 2021

Inscripta, Inc., the digital genome engineering company, today announced the first commercial shipment of its Onyx™ platform and the closing of a $150 million Series E financing round led by Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC and funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.


CU Boulder spinout TissueForm wins $20,000 at UNC Monfort Entrepreneurial Challenge

March 23, 2021

TissueForm seeks to improve quality-of-life outcomes at lower costs for patients suffering from tissue disease, damage, or aging through stem cell and matrix-based therapies. The company—founded by Jeanne Barthold, PhD, and CU Boulder Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Corey Neu—is no stranger to the pitch competition circuit. TissueForm won $125,000 in Venture Partners' 2018 Lab Venture Challenge and took home multiple awards and more than $20,000 in CU Boulder's New Venture Challenge 11.


Two CU spinouts selected to pitch at CBSA-Amgen Health Innovation Event

March 23, 2021

CU spinouts Sachi Bioworks, Inc. and Vesicle Therapeutics, Inc. were two of four Colorado companies that pitched for the opportunity to receive Amgen mentoring and a $5,000 Amgen grant. The pitch event winner, SiVEC Biotechnologies, is an R&D company spun out of Colorado State University and based in Fort Collins. SiVEC is developing a platform technology for the manufacture and delivery of nucleic acids and holds a portfolio of intellectual property with relevance to human and animal health. The company was also a participating venture in the Venture Partners-hosted 2020 Destination Startup® event.