Peptone Health Tech Startup to Watch
Founders Forum named 25 Health Tech Startups to Watch. Developing therapeutics against difficult to drug intrinsically disordered proteins, Peptone is one of them:
Why is Founders Forum excited about Peptone?
Founder/s: Kamil Tamiola
Country: UK & Switzerland
Stage: Series A
Total funding raised: $42.4m
Why we’re excited: Developing therapeutics against difficult to drug intrinsically disordered proteins.
Backed by Walden Catalyst, Bessemer Venture Partners, F-Prime Capital, Hoxton Ventures, Novartis, and Founders Factory, Peptone has built a unique drug discovery platform that leverages generative protein AI and advanced biophysical experiments conducted in their 8000 square foot laboratories in Switzerland.
Proteins are fundamental in the creation of modern medicines. Peptone’s AI system is accelerating research into intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs), which play a significant role in health and disease, to explore the potential for new therapeutics. Peptone raised $40m in Series A funding in June 2022. Its algorithmic engine runs on a supercomputer, built with NVIDIA and based in Iceland, which is 100% powered by geothermal and hydroelectric renewable energy.