Tech Company Financing Transactions

54gene Funding Round

Adjuvant Capital, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Novartis Venture Fund participated in a $15 million Series A capital raise for 54gene. The round was announced on 4/16/2020.

Transaction Overview

Company Name
Announced On
Transaction Type
Venture Equity
Series A
Proceeds Purpose
The investment secured today will allow the company to scale operations in support of generating novel insights from human genetics research that result in high impact discoveries for improving human health through therapeutic development.

Company Information

Company Status
Private & Independent
Mailing Address
17 Sybil Iroche Lekki Phase1
Lagos, 101233
Email Address
54gene was founded in 2019 by Dr. Abasi Ene-Obong to address the significant gap in the global genomics market; Nearly 90% of genetic material used in pharmaceutical research is Caucasian. Only 2% is African, despite the fact that Africans and people of African ancestry are more genetically diverse than all other world populations combined.
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Management Team

Email & Social
Chief Executive Officer
Abasi Ene-Obong
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Chief Operating Officer
Delali Attipoe
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Vice President
Estelle Dogbo
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Vice President
Aminu Yakubu
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VP - Bus. Development
Jessica Rich
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VP - Engineering
Francis Osifo
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VP - Operations
Zara Modibbo
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VP - Regulatory Affairs
Kemi Williams
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