Tech Company Financing Transactions

LS9 Funding Round

LS9, based in South San Francisco, secured $15 million in investment from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Flagship Pioneering and Khosla Ventures.

Transaction Overview

Company Name
Announced On
Transaction Type
Venture Equity
Series B

Lightspeed Venture Partners (Lead Investor) (Peter Nieh)

Flagship Pioneering (Noubar Afeyan)

Khosla Ventures (Vinod Khosla)

Proceeds Purpose
The funding will support the company's continued talent acquisition and rapid commercialization of DesignerBiofuels(TM) products.

Company Information

Company Status
Acquired or Merged
Alternative Energy
Mailing Address
600 Gateway Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Email Address
The company develops solutions for industrial biotechnology and energy applications.
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Company News
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Management Team

Email & Social
Chief Executive Officer
Tjerk Ruiter
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Chief Financial Officer
Jonathan Foster
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VP - Operations
Gregory Rood
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VP - R & D
Stephen Cardayre
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