Pluto Biosciences Closes $1M Seed Round for Industry-first Collaborative Life Sciences Platform
Pluto Biosciences, a biotech software startup and developer of the Pluto collaborative life sciences platform, announced today it has raised $1 million in its seed round, led by private investors. Funding will be used to expand the bioinformatics and machine learning-based analyses in its collaborative life sciences platform, democratize access to published research data, and close the gaps in scientific collaboration to drive new, high-impact discoveries.
"Pluto is defining a new category, offering life sciences organizations a platform for managing even highly complex research projects and experimental data in one place. It's going to accelerate the speed to scientific discoveries in ways we've never seen before," said Pluto Investor and former Chief Product Officer at Helix, Chris Glodé. "I've worked with Rani at previous start-ups and her vision, combined with the team she has built at Pluto, is formidable. I'm proud to support an incredibly important and desperately needed innovation that we believe will change the way scientists collaborate, and use experimental data to drive new insight into critical areas of science, including diseases like COVID-19 and cancer."
Since its launch in August, Pluto has doubled its staff to drive innovation in the product. For labs with an annual subscription, the team now offers discovery-enhancing features including:
"Pluto is breaking the barriers to global scientific collaboration and opening up bioinformatics analysis for labs of all sizes, and we have some truly brilliant minds behind our vision," said Pluto Founder and CEO Rani Powers, Ph.D. "We are so thankful for our investors and advisors, and value their support and guidance as we continue to grow our platform."
Coinciding with this funding milestone, Pluto also launched its free Explore tier today, making more than 10,000 published experiments available to anyone with a free account. Explore users can search for experiments relevant to their interests, and create their own exploratory plots from the data, all from their browser.
To learn more about the Pluto platform, please visit https://pluto.bio.
About Pluto Biosciences
Pluto Biosciences developed the Pluto platform to empower life sciences organizations to accelerate their research with their own comprehensive, cloud-based lab space. Its secure, collaborative, biological data management and analysis features make bioinformatics more accessible and enable teams to make scientific discoveries faster than ever before. Founder and CEO Rani Powers, Ph.D. leveraged her experience as a molecular and computational biologist and software developer as inspiration for the company and its cloud-based, collaborative life sciences platform. For more information, please visit https://pluto.bio.
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