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How many “venture capital members” will be part of BioMADE at the end of June 2023?

Started Sep 22, 2022 07:00PM UTC
Closed Jul 01, 2023 04:00AM UTC

The Bioindustrial Manufacturing And Design Ecosystem, or BioMADE, is a U.S. Department of Defense Manufacturing Innovation Institute established by the Engineering Biology Research Consortium in April 2021. BioMADE projects encourage the commercialization of biotechnologies, secure the bioindustrial supply chain, and support workforce development as part of its mission to build a sustainable, domestic end-to-end bioindustrial manufacturing ecosystem (Yahoo Finance).   

Since launching in April of 2021, BioMade has already grown to over 150 members including organizations from industry, academia, community and technical schools, and non-profits. The number of venture capital members reflects a level of interest and financial investment in building a biomanufacturing ecosystem. As of September 2022, the lone “venture capital” member is First Bight, a fund dedicated to supporting synthetic biology startups that joined in June of 2022

A full list of members is available on the BioMADE Members page, and new members are announced monthly on the News & Updates page. This question will resolve using the list of Members page on the date that the June members are announced, typically late June or early July.  

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Question clarification
Issued on 04/24/23 02:47pm
For a BioMADE member to count towards resolution, it must be listed under the "Venture Capital Members" section of the members page. Members listed under other sections (e.g., "Industry Members," "University and National Lab Members," etc.) will not be considered.
Resolution Notes

Blue Rise Ventures and First Bight Ventures are the two "Venture Capital Members" listed on the BioMADE members page. No new venture capital members were listed in their announcement of new members joining in June 2023.

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