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Benchling is a company that develops a cloud-based informatics platform for life sciences research and development. It offers dashboards, analytics, codeless configuration, integrations, APIs, and provides a suite of unified applications such as a notebook, a registry, an inventory, etc.
HQSan Francisco, CA, US
Employee Ratings4.9

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Employees (est.) (Jan 2021)326(+7%)
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Key People/Management at Benchling

Sajith Wickramasekara

Sajith Wickramasekara

Founder & CEO
Ashu Singhal

Ashu Singhal

Co-Founder & President
Jon Fan

Jon Fan

Vice President of Products
Sam Partovi

Sam Partovi

Vice President of Sales
Rene Larro

Rene Larro

VP Customer Experience
Michaela Downs

Michaela Downs

Head of Sales Operations
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Benchling Office Locations

Benchling has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
555 Montgomery St #1700, San Francisco
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Benchling Financials and Metrics

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Benchling total Funding

$111.9 m

Benchling latest funding size

$50 m

Time since last funding

8 months ago

Benchling investors

Benchling's latest funding round in May 2020 was reported to be $50 m. In total, Benchling has raised $111.9 m
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Benchling Operating Metrics

Benchling's Users was reported to be 270 k in Dec, 2020. Benchling's Enterprise Customers was reported to be 1 k in Sep, 2020.
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Benchling Cybersecurity Score

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Benchling Company Culture

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Benchling News and Updates

Benchling Doubles Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) for Fourth Straight Year Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- With biotech seizing headlines amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Benchling - the industry's most widely adopted life science R&D cloud - closed another record-breaking year. The company doubled its annual recurring revenue (ARR) for the fourth year...

Benchling Appoints Biotech and SaaS Veterans to Board of Directors

Benchling announced today that it appointed Jennifer Goldsmith, former Veeva SVP, and Ron Gill, former Netsuite CFO, as independent board directors. Goldsmith brings an extensive background at the intersection of life sciences and software, including experience taking Veeva through IPO, while Gill b…

Forbes Names Benchling in The Cloud 100

Once an outsider category, cloud computing now powers every industry. Look no further than this year’s Forbes Cloud 100 list, the annual ranking of the world’s top private cloud companies, where this year's standouts are keeping businesses surviving—and thriving—from real estate to retail, data to d…

Biotech R&D Software Startup Benchling, Started By MIT Undergrads, Scores $850 Million Valuation Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Forbes Under 30 alum Sajith Wickramasekara scores an $850 million valuation for his biotech R&D startup Benchling. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the company is helping big biotech companies work on potential therapeutics and vaccines for Covid-19.

Benchling inks $34.5 mln Series C

San Francisco-based Benchling, a life sciences R&D cloud platform, has secured $34.5 million in Series C funding. Menlo Ventures led the round with participation from Lead Edge Capital, Y Combinator Continuity, Benchmark and Thrive Capital.

Benchling raises $14.5M to help streamline collaboration among scientists

Email and a smarter notebook might be enough for handling communication for projects or experiments inside a team in a lab in some university basement. But when you have around 200 scientists working on discovering something new — say, a new drug — that communication process is going to quickly brea…

Benchling Blogs

Our Top 5 Benchtalk Stories of 2020

The life sciences had a particularly momentous year in 2020. We’ve kept up by providing insights, interviews, and resources to keep our readers informed and up to date both on the latest COVID-19 developments as well as broader industry trends. Join us as we reflect back on some of our favorite post…

Accelerating Viral Vector Production with Audentes – Webinar Recap

Benchling Empowers Audentes’ Viral Vector Production Team Efficiency The global gene therapy market continues on an upward trajectory of a 36% CAGR from 2019 through 2026. While this brings exciting new opportunities, outdated lab management tools slow down the ability to bring products to market. B…

Benchling & uniQure: Bringing a gene therapy pioneer from paper to the cloud

Download the PDFHaving originated the first approved gene therapy in 2012, uniQure is a leading pioneer in the field. By leveraging their modular and validated technology platform, uniQure is rapidly advancing a pipeline of AAV-based gene therapies to treat patients with hemophilia, Huntington’s dis…

Join Benchling at SLAS2021 and Harness the Full Potential of Your Laboratory Hardware

Every year, the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) brings life science professionals together to consider the ways in which lab automation will rapidly scale life science R&D and accelerate new technologies’ time to market. At the upcoming SLAS2021 Digital Conference, Benchli…

Benchling Product Innovation: 2020 Year in Review

2020 was a momentous year for the life science industry. Companies had to freeze existing plans, pivot programs, and adjust operations, all while racing towards creating diagnostics, vaccines, and treatments for COVID-19. Digital transformation has gained strategic importance as organizations seek t…

Education Spotlight: Bay Area Bioscience Education Community (BABEC)

Educational communities everywhere are incorporating software tools to better prepare students for their next step. Read on to see how BABEC and Benchling help to enable careers in biotechnology. Locally grown and responsibly sourced science education The San Francisco Bay Area is widely known as a …
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Benchling Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Benchling founded?

    Benchling was founded in 2012.

  • Who are Benchling key executives?

    Benchling's key executives are Sajith Wickramasekara, Ashu Singhal and Jon Fan.

  • How many employees does Benchling have?

    Benchling has 326 employees.

  • Who are Benchling competitors?

    Competitors of Benchling include LabWare, LabVantage Solutions and Caliber.

  • Where is Benchling headquarters?

    Benchling headquarters is located at 555 Montgomery St #1700, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are Benchling offices?

    Benchling has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does Benchling have?

    Benchling has 1 office.