Seattle stem cell startup Curi Bio raises $6M – GeekWire
New funding: Curi Bio raised $6 million to further develop its human stem cell-based platforms for drug discovery. Dynamk Capital led the Series A round. Total funding to date is $16.8 million.
Company background: The Seattle startup, previously known as NanoSurface Biomedical, aims to provide drug developers with human-relevant cells, systems, and data to speed up the drug discovery process in the cardiac, skeletal muscle, and neuromuscular fields. Curi acquired Silene Biotech in 2019. The 6-year-old company has 29 employees.
Founders: Elliot Fisher, chief business officer, started NanoSurface with his former research advisor at the University of Washington, Deok-Ho Kim, who is now at Johns Hopkins University. Michael Cho, founder and former CEO of CDX Corporation, is CEO of Curi.