European protein software startup Cradle launches with backing from Lyft, Twist CEOs
On his LinkedIn page, Stef van Grieken describes himself as the “purveyor of fine protein.” Van Grieken heads Cradle, a new startup out of the Netherlands and Switzerland that hopes to use machine learning to make it easier for scientists to design new proteins.
Thursday, Cradle launched out of stealth with $5.4 million in seed funding from Kindred Capital and tech fund Index Ventures, alongside a number of notable names — Lyft’s co-founder and president John Zimmer, former DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma, University of California Berkeley professor Patrick Hsu and Twist Bioscience CEO Emily Leproust.
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