Cloud-based platform for biotech R&D


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Company mission

To unlock the power of biotechnology and empower their global customers to get to milestones & market faster.



HQ Location

Yerba Buena, San Francisco, CA


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-3% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take on Benchling

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Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

As the pioneer of the R&D Cloud, Benchling offers a cloud-based informatics platform tailored for biotechnology. Its platform enables scientists across the globe to make breakthrough discoveries and bring next-gen biotechnology to market.

There’s a sincerity and consciousness to Benchling’s approach that stands out. This has led to the company being adopted by over 200,000 scientists from 1,000+ companies and 7,500 academic and research institutions globally (including 23andMe, Moderna, and the U.S. Department of Defense).

The rapidly advancing Biotechnology industry was at the forefront of the so-called “fourth industrial revolution”, with the industry driving $2 to $4 trillion per year of economic impact over the next 20 years.

Benchling has put itself in a position of immense value within the industry with its expanding offerings. The company is seeing accelerated growth

Total funding - $411.9m

Last 2 fundraises

Apr 2021



Nov 2021



This company has top investors

Company benefits

  • 4 months paid parental leave
  • 401k plan
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Work from home opportunities
  • 100% premiums covered for health, dental, & vision
  • Fertility healthcare and family-forming benefits

Company values

  • Constant Curiosity - Like the scientists we serve, we approach life with a sense of constant curiosity
  • Scientist First - We’re relentlessly focused on taking a scientist-first approach
  • Impact Driven - We commit our time, energy, and resources to efforts that will drive maximum impact


Sajith studied at MIT before spending 2 years as a Research Assistant at Duke University Medical Centre and Liquidia Technologies. They used this biotechnology understanding to found Benchling in June 2012, serving as CEO since.

Ashu Singhal


They previously co-founded which was later acquired by Twitter in 2012. After this, became Staff Software Engineer at Twitter for 2 years, leaving to co-found Benchling.

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