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Helix is a company focused on personal genomics. It provides comprehensive expertise in DNA sequencing, bioinformatics, and individual engagement. Additionally, Helix offers a suite of DNA-powered products.

HQSan Mateo, CA, US
Employee Ratings4.3
Overall CultureC

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2021)239
Revenue (FY, 2018)$10 M(+67%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Helix

James Lu

James Lu

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Marc Laurent

Marc Laurent

VP, Partnerships and Operations
Kirsten Mouritsen

Kirsten Mouritsen

Director, Product Management
Sarah Bobulsky

Sarah Bobulsky

VP, Commercial
Elissa Levin

Elissa Levin

VP, Clinical & Policy
Will Lee

Will Lee

VP, Science
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Helix Office Locations

Helix has offices in San Mateo and San Diego
San Mateo, CA, US (HQ)
101 S Ellsworth Ave
San Diego, CA, US
9875 Towne Centre Dr
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Helix Financials and Metrics

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Helix total Funding

$383 m

Helix latest funding size

$50 m

Time since last funding

4 months ago

Helix investors

Helix's latest funding round in June 2021 was reported to be $50 m. In total, Helix has raised $383 m
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Helix Revenue

Helix's revenue was reported to be $10 m in FY, 2018 which is a 66.7% increase from the previous period.

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Helix Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

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HumanCodeJune 28, 2018

Helix Cybersecurity Score

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Helix Blogs

Evidence of “double mutant” substitutions E484Q and L452R in the B.1.429 lineage suggest convergent evolution of immune escape mutations

Two variants have been shown to help the SARS-CoV-2 virus avoid the immune system’s antibody response; their emergence in separate viral lineages suggests convergent evolution in response to selective pressure. The post Evidence of “double mutant” substitutions E484Q and L452R in the B.1.429 lineage…

Helix, Illumina launch surveillance program as the B.1.1.7 variant of SARS-CoV-2, first identified in the UK, spreads further into the US

Most recent update: January 6th, 2021 What’s new? 47 new cases of B.1.1.7 have been identified, spread across 4 of the 5 states in which we have the statistical power to detect it B.1.1.7 reaffirmed as only a subset of S gene target failure (SGTF) samples B.1.1.7 appears to currently represent 32% o…

SARS-CoV-2 UK variant (B.1.1.7) in the US: Four cases identified in Florida and California

The SARS-CoV-2 UK variant (B.1.1.7) strain has recently emerged as the dominant strain in the UK and has been found to be more infectious. Studies from France and the UK have shown that S gene dropout predicts the B.1.1.7 strain with near-perfect accuracy. Last week, we reported observing ~0.5% of r…

Is the new SARS-CoV-2 UK variant (B.1.1.7) already in the US? Maybe.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been concern about novel SARS-CoV-2 mutations emerging that are more transmissible. Recently, multiple novel strains of SARS-CoV-2 have been found to share the same deletion of amino acids H69 and V70.  At least some of these strains are hypothesiz…

5 ways Helix’s research community has advanced science in 2020

As we wrap up 2020 and look back at the year we’ve all endured, it’s important to highlight the places where humanity shone through the darkness. One such place is in our research community.  While the people around the nation were forced into isolation by stay at home orders or self-imposed quarant…

What did we learn from >10,000 COVID-19 survey responses?

Our team of researchers are currently working through the data, but we have already found some interesting insights in our collection of survey responses, and we’ve contributed our findings to a worldwide research effort, consisting of renowned scientists from around the globe. These results, descri…
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Helix Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Helix founded?

    Helix was founded in 2015.

  • Who are Helix key executives?

    Helix's key executives are James Lu, Marc Laurent and Kirsten Mouritsen.

  • How many employees does Helix have?

    Helix has 239 employees.

  • What is Helix revenue?

    Latest Helix annual revenue is $10 m.

  • What is Helix revenue per employee?

    Latest Helix revenue per employee is $41.8 k.

  • Who are Helix competitors?

    Competitors of Helix include 23andMe, MyHeritage and Orig3n.

  • Where is Helix headquarters?

    Helix headquarters is located at 101 S Ellsworth Ave, San Mateo.

  • Where are Helix offices?

    Helix has offices in San Mateo and San Diego.

  • How many offices does Helix have?

    Helix has 2 offices.