Ginkgo Bioworks

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    Ginkgo Bioworks is a company that designs, engineers, develops, tests, and licenses organisms. It discovers molecules in flavors, sweeteners, cosmetic ingredients, crop treatments, and pharmaceuticals. It also provides probiotic bacteria to protect the body from dangerous infections and generates libraries of molecules. The company serves cultured ingredients, carbon mitigation, probiotics, and natural product discovery markets.

    TypePublic
    Founded2008
    HQBoston, MA, US
    Websiteginkgobioworks.com
    Employee Ratings4.6
    Overall CultureD-

    Latest Updates

    Employees (est.) (May 2021)599
    Job Openings68
    Cybersecurity ratingBMore

    Key People/Management at Ginkgo Bioworks

    Jason Kelly

    Jason Kelly

    Founder
    Austin Che

    Austin Che

    Founder
    Reshma Shetty

    Reshma Shetty

    Founder
    Tom Knight

    Tom Knight

    Founder
    Harry E. Sloan

    Harry E. Sloan

    Incoming Director
    Arie Belldegrun

    Arie Belldegrun

    Incoming Director
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    Ginkgo Bioworks Office Locations

    Ginkgo Bioworks has an office in Boston
    Boston, MA, US (HQ)
    27 Drydock Ave
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    Ginkgo Bioworks Financials and Metrics

    Ginkgo Bioworks Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

    Company NameDateDeal Size
    Gen9January 20, 2017

    Ginkgo Bioworks Cybersecurity Score

    Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

    B

    86/100

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    Ginkgo Bioworks Online and Social Media Presence

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    Ginkgo Bioworks Company Culture

    • Overall Culture

      D-

      54/100

    • CEO Rating

      A-

      80/100

    • Compensation

      D

      55/100

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    Ginkgo Bioworks News and Updates

    Ginkgo Bioworks Announces R&D Collaboration with Sumitomo Chemical to Develop More Sustainable Bio-Based Chemicals for Multiple Industries

    BOSTON, June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc. ("Ginkgo") today announced the signing of a program in a partnership with the Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. ("Sumitomo Chemical"), one of Japan's leading chemical companies. Ginkgo is building the leading horizontal platform for...

    Ginkgo Bioworks To Go Public In $17.5 Billion Deal With Hollywood Exec Harry Sloan’s SPAC

    Synthetic biology pioneer Ginkgo Bioworks agreed to go public in a $17.5 billion SPAC deal.

    Ginkgo Bioworks to be taken public by SPAC Soaring Eagle at a valuation of $15 billion

    Shares of Soaring Eagle Acquisition Corp. rallied 2.6% in premarket trading after the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) announced a merger agreement that will take Boston-based biology building company Ginkgo Bioworks Inc. public at a $15 billion pre-money equity valuation. The deal is exp…

    FidaLab Announces Partnership With Ginkgo Bioworks to Scale COVID Response Through Pooled Testing in K-12 Schools

    FidaLab has partnered with Concentric by Ginkgo to support America's K-12 schools by offering pooled COVID-19 testing in Washington.

    Ginkgo Bioworks Funds Expansion of Rapid Antigen Test Manufacturing with Access Bio in New Jersey

    BOSTON, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Ginkgo Bioworks announced it has secured access to at least 10 million rapid antigen test kits from Access Bio, a global in vitro diagnostics company. The tests will be available through Concentric by Ginkgo, the company's end-to-end service...

    Bill Gates-Backed Ginkgo Bioworks Has A New $40 Million Spinout Using Synthetic Biology To Clean Wastewater

    Last week, Allonnia launched with $40 million in funding to engineer and commercialize microbes to eliminate pollutants in wastewater and soil.
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    Ginkgo Bioworks Blogs

    Building Delightful Command-Line Interfaces with Click

    In software engineering, we talk a lot about creating intuitive and delightful user interfaces, which is to say, graphical user interfaces. But what about the command-line? At Ginkgo, our users are scientists and biological engineers, so some of the software that we write are best presented as comma…

    IT Engineering at Ginkgo: A Day in the Life

    Hey everyone, Leo here! I’m the Systems Administrator of the shiny MacBook Pros and Apple products that we use at Ginkgo. My team is “IT Engineering” and I work on configuration management, automations, DNS changes and some scripting. Big shout outs to my awesome colleagues Connor & Alex for all…

    600,000 Noses Swabbed!

    As the school year comes to a close, we are reflecting on an incredibly challenging year and the incredible hard work of our team, our lab network, and the teachers, nurses, administrators, and students that have worked so hard helping to keep their communities safe with pooled testing.  In the six …

    Launching Commercial Production of Cultured Cannabinoids

    One of the first commercial applications of cell programming that have launched off our platform is the ability to program brewing yeast so that they produce valuable ingredients during fermentation, essentially “brewing” new ingredients in a process that looks like brewing beer. These cultured ingr…

    Catching Unmocked Requests in Unittest

    At Ginkgo we use the Python standard library module unittest for automating the testing of our Python code which is a powerful class-based approach to catching bugs and regressions. Philosophically, a test should only target a small piece of code and every HTTP request should be mocked so it can be …

    How to Make Emoji Your Coworkers Will Cherish

    One thing I enjoy about Ginkgo culture is our excessively creative use of emoji. Ginkgo emoji have taught me to express myself in ways I never would have thought possible. At the time of this writing, the Ginkgo Slack workspace has over 9000 custom emoji. Each one was crafted with love by a fellow c…
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    Ginkgo Bioworks Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was Ginkgo Bioworks founded?

      Ginkgo Bioworks was founded in 2008.

    • Who are Ginkgo Bioworks key executives?

      Ginkgo Bioworks's key executives are Jason Kelly, Austin Che and Reshma Shetty.

    • How many employees does Ginkgo Bioworks have?

      Ginkgo Bioworks has 599 employees.

    • Who are Ginkgo Bioworks competitors?

      Competitors of Ginkgo Bioworks include USV, Aurobindo Pharma and Patheon.

    • Where is Ginkgo Bioworks headquarters?

      Ginkgo Bioworks headquarters is located at 27 Drydock Ave, Boston.

    • Where are Ginkgo Bioworks offices?

      Ginkgo Bioworks has an office in Boston.

    • How many offices does Ginkgo Bioworks have?

      Ginkgo Bioworks has 1 office.