Seattle stem cell startup Curi Bio raises $6M – GeekWire

Seattle stem cell startup Curi Bio raises $6M – GeekWire

Seattle stem cell startup Curi Bio raises $6M – GeekWire

Curi Bio Chief Business Officer Elliot Fisher and CEO Michael Cho. (Curi Bio Photos)

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.

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