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Series F | Alive

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$100M | 2 yrs ago



About Benchling

Benchling develops cloud-based informatics for life science research and development (R&D). It provides an R&D platform purpose-built for biologics, including solutions for lab notebooks, molecular biology, bioregistration, sample tracking, requests, and workflow management. It allows scientists to design, share, and record experiments. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Headquarters Location

680 Folsom Street 8th Floor

San Francisco, California, 94107,

United States



ESPs containing Benchling

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Industrials / Manufacturing Tech

The laboratory management platforms market offers platforms and software solutions designed to streamline and optimize the management of laboratory processes, data, and resources. These platforms often include electronic lab notebooks (ELNs), laboratory information management systems (LIMS), and other features designed to help laboratory and research operations. They are used in various scientific…

Benchling named as Leader among 10 other companies, including Sapio Sciences, Labguru, and Dotmatics.

Benchling's Products & Differentiators

    Benchling R&D Cloud

    A unified suite of R&D applications, built on a trusted, secure cloud platform, to accelerate innovation in the life sciences. This is our flagship offering and comes in multiple configurations for companies of all sizes and R&D business requirements. (note: it consists of a multitude applications that serve different functions, but we tend to market this as one 'product', since the value comes from using them together).


Expert Collections containing Benchling

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Benchling is included in 8 Expert Collections, including Unicorns- Billion Dollar Startups.


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Benchling Patents

Benchling has filed 1 patent.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • cloud storage
  • database management systems
  • file hosting
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Cloud storage, Rotating disc computer storage media, Molecular biology, Database management systems, File hosting


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Cloud storage, Rotating disc computer storage media, Molecular biology, Database management systems, File hosting



Latest Benchling News

At These Companies, Missions Are More Than Statements

Nov 10, 2023

Three local tech workers sat down with Built In SF to tell us how their company missions keep them motivated and make a direct impact on the business. Written by Michael Hines November 7, 2023Updated: November 8, 2023 In the mid-2010s, seemingly every tech company had the same mission: to make the world a better place. There aren’t many companies making such claims today, making room for more nuanced company visions. When it comes to validating a company’s commitment to its mission, Bertina Yen, SVP of people and community at mobile health app Evidation , said jobseekers should note how often the mission comes up during interviews. Julia Backon, head of Tech for Social Good Americas at JPMorgan Chase , doubled down on that approach and suggested asking interviewers why they’ve stayed at the company to see if the mission played a role. Of course, finding the right mission is equally as important. On that front, Dean Talanehzar, head of talent at biotechnology research management platform Benchling , says jobseekers should pay careful attention to how they feel when reading mission statements. “Understand the mission and its alignment with your personal values and career goals,” Talanehzar said. “A genuine mission should be more than words; it should be a source of motivation that aligns with your aspirations.” Yen, Backon and Talanehzar are all part of companies that aim to make a positive impact on their industry, local community or users. They sat down with Built In San Francisco to share their insight on what it means to be a mission-driven employer. Head of Talent Benchling’s R&D Cloud is designed to accelerate biotechnology research. The platform enables scientists to digitize workflows, streamline collaboration and more easily share data. What is Benchling’s mission? Our mission is to unlock the power of biotechnology. Think of Benchling as a central source of truth for biotech research and development. Our platform is designed to help scientists do their research, make discoveries and drive progress faster and more seamlessly. We’re helping scientists power new possibilities for humanity by improving productivity, collaboration, data quality and access to insights. Building with biology opens up limitless possibilities for scientists in R&D organizations. We owe it to those dedicating their lives to scientific discovery to equip them with the best tools possible. As we navigate away from the pandemic, this vision feels more urgent and important than ever. How does this mission help you and the business stay on track? Our mission fuels my curiosity. I’ve always been interested in science and technology, and as a child, I spent hours deep in biology and astronomy books and working on my Commodore 64. Benchling fuels my innate curiosity and motivates me to bring my best. Helping scientists power new possibilities is even more meaningful in these uncertain times and has helped me stay grounded when we hit challenging headwinds. As a business, our mission helps us differentiate ourselves and attract the best science and technology talent. Many candidates today are looking for opportunities for their work to be purpose-driven and want to know they’ll make a difference in the world. They can find that here, and this has helped us attract some of the brightest minds in science and technology. How can jobseekers cut through the fluff to determine whether a company has a mission worth supporting? Assess companywide alignment and culture. An authentic mission extends throughout the organization. Look for signs that the mission is integrated into the company culture, evident in leadership principles and values, reflected in products and services, and a driving force in recruitment. A holistic alignment suggests a deeper commitment to the mission. Leverage the interview process to validate the mission’s authenticity. Ask about concrete actions and initiatives that demonstrate commitment to the mission. By doing so, you not only gain insight but also signal your dedication to the mission’s cause. By paying attention to these areas, you can distinguish companies with missions that genuinely deserve your support, paving the way for a fulfilling and purpose-driven career at a company that aligns with your values. Leverage the interview process to validate the mission’s authenticity.” JPMorgan Chase is a global bank and financial services company. What is JPMorgan Chase’s mission? Tech for Social Good, or T4SG, is a social impact practice at JPMorgan Chase. T4SG corrals the passion, power and skills of our tech workforce for the social sector, our communities, customers and clients to help make the world a better place. We have several programs that allow us to make an impact with a tech-first mindset. We help nonprofits and socially focused organizations ideate on how tech can address some of their biggest challenges through hackathons. Our employees build and deliver tech, data and design solutions that help organizations advance their missions. We also work with communities to build and enhance tech skills through educational offerings. Ultimately, we meet our clients and communities where they are and address their needs through the skills of our workforce. We have over a decade of social impact experience and our programs have allowed us to serve more than 1,200 nonprofits. More than 15,000 employee volunteers have collectively given more than 700,000 hours toward these efforts. We’ve directly engaged more than 150,000 people and indirectly reached many more. The scale and scope with which T4SG operates and delivers is fairly unique for financial services and big tech companies. How does your mission help you and/or the business stay on track? Technology is often a pain point in the social sector, and T4SG helps address that challenge. In addition, our customers, clients and employees want to know if the company they do business with or work for does good in the world. We provide opportunities for employees to address societal issues while our programs build culture and community within JPMorgan Chase, bringing purpose to work. We provide unique engagement opportunities that allow our tech staff to innovate and learn new skills. We focus on supporting people and organizations from all backgrounds, connecting with the firm’s diversity, equity and inclusion mission. We know our employees feel personally rewarded when they can use their unique skill sets to make an impact or help a social cause, and we provide opportunities to do just that. Giving back is in the DNA of our tech workforce. Our employees feel personally rewarded when they can use their unique skill sets to make an impact or help a social cause.” How can jobseekers cut through the fluff to determine whether a company has a mission worth supporting? Companies that provide employees with a sense of purpose, empower them to create positive social impact and offer fruitful careers are unique. JPMorgan Chase offers that and more. We are inclusive: Anyone can play a role in helping society and we provide employees the chance to give back in ways unique to them, their skills and ideals. What’s special about T4SG is that we are mission and organization-agnostic. We work with socially focused organizations of all shapes and sizes across all social causes. There is something for everyone, whether it’s educating youth about cyber safety, teaching students to build an app using HTML and CSS, mentoring students on how tech and data can solve real operational challenges, or building a mobile app or customer relationship management platform for a nonprofit to save them hours of manual work. To cut through the fluff, ask the right questions when talking with recruiters or employees. Talk to them about their experiences and opportunities, ask why they’ve stayed at the company and read their LinkedIn posts. Really try to get a feeling for the culture from those who experience it and see if it matches your values and desire to do good in your community.

Benchling Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Benchling founded?

    Benchling was founded in 2012.

  • Where is Benchling's headquarters?

    Benchling's headquarters is located at 680 Folsom Street, San Francisco.

  • What is Benchling's latest funding round?

    Benchling's latest funding round is Series F.

  • How much did Benchling raise?

    Benchling raised a total of $412M.

  • Who are the investors of Benchling?

    Investors of Benchling include Lone Pine Capital, Tiger Global Management, Franklin Templeton, Altimeter Capital, Thrive Capital and 31 more.

  • Who are Benchling's competitors?

    Competitors of Benchling include Labstep, BenchSci, UgenTec, Sapio Sciences, L7 Informatics and 7 more.

  • What products does Benchling offer?

    Benchling's products include Benchling R&D Cloud.

  • Who are Benchling's customers?

    Customers of Benchling include uniQure, Jounce Therapeutics, Beam Therapeutics and Rubius Therapeutics.


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Labguru is a company that specializes in the development of lab management software, operating within the technology and life science sectors. The company offers a cloud-based data management platform that combines an Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN), Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), and informatics tools. This platform streamlines laboratory operations by recording and managing data and inventory, offering molecular biology and chemistry tools, and enabling lab automation and data-driven insights. Labguru primarily serves the life science research and industry sectors. It is based in Rosh HaAyin, Israel.

PerkinElmer Informatics

PerkinElmer Informatics, also known as Revvity Signals Software, is a company that focuses on providing software solutions for data-driven science in various industries such as Pharma and Biotech, Specialty & Agrochemicals, Energy & Petrochemicals, Flavors & Fragrances, Food & Beverage, and Electronics. The company offers a comprehensive suite of scientific data management and analytics solutions, enabling scientists and decision-makers to gain critical insights from data analytics, thereby accelerating informed decisions. The company primarily sells to sectors such as the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, the energy and petrochemicals industry, and the food and beverage industry. It was founded in 1937 and is based in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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Sapio Sciences

Sapio Sciences is a science-aware (TM) lab informatics platform combining cloud-based LIMS, ELN, and data solutions all in one. Sapio serves a broad customer base throughout the globe, including biopharma, CRO’s and clinical diagnostic labs across NGS genomic sequencing, bioanalysis, bioprocessing, stability, clinical, histopathology, drug research, and in vivo studies. Sapio Sciences was founded in 2004 and is based in Baltimore, Maryland.


Albert provides a cloud-based, data-driven platform that empowers and helps scientists accelerate experimentation for research and development (R&D). Its collaborative, secure platform delivers data insights and tools throughout the R&D process for inventory management, worksheets, experiments, and regulatory compliance and is powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. It was founded in 2022 and is based in Oakland, California.

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Mestrelab Research

Mestrelab Research is a software company that specializes in the development and supply of high-quality software for the analytical chemistry sector. The company's main offerings include software solutions for various analytical chemistry techniques such as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Liquid Chromatography/Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LC/GC/MS), as well as tools for automation and data management in analytical chemistry. The company primarily serves the academic and industrial sectors. It was founded in 2005 and is based in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

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Benchsci develops a research intelligence platform. It uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to translate closed and open-access data into recommendations for specific experiments regarding antibody extraction. Benchsci was formerly known as Scinapsis. It was founded in 2015 and is based in Toronto, Canada.


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