$42M in, Flagship startups merge into one immuno-microbiome platform with multiple targets
What happens when you combine two startups with a novel take on revving up and slowing down the immune system? You get a new company called Evelo Biosciences with its own twist on two hot fields: immuno-oncology and the microbiome.
“We each ID’d bacteria and bacterial combinations having a profound impact on the immune system, but from different directions,” says Simba Gill, the CEO of the combined operation, which is folding the smaller Epiva Therapeutics into Evelo. Both were seed companies started in Flagship VentureLabs, spending more than two years in stealth mode under the VC’s wing, where Gill is also a partner on the venture side.
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