Biotech Investment Ready Startups

codon - \Kō-dän\ a specific sequence of three consecutive nucleotides that is part of the genetic code and that specifies a particular amino acid in a protein or starts or stops protein synthesis.  First use: 1963

capital – a store of useful assets or advantages

Codon Capital – established 2014 by Karl Handelsman, a virtual laboratory bringing together entrepreneurs and researchers to discover strategies for translating innovation into important products and startup companies.  Formal programs developed by Karl allow startups to quickly wring out risk and build industrial strength value.  The focus is on preclinical drug development and synthetic biology.  In addition to formal programs at UCSF, NIH, and Imperial College London, Karl places angel investments in a subset of companies.  The results are remarkable, having generated realized exits for entrepreneurs from a seed stage in under 18 months.