Zymergen Raises $130 Million in New Round of Financing


A store for the Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank in Tokyo. The company is leading the latest round of financing in the start-up Zymergen. CreditYoshikazu Tsuno/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

SAN FRANCISCO — Over its three-year life, Zymergen has focused on helping genetically engineer tiny microbes, while using advanced computing to help better automate the process.

Now the start-up has attracted a big round of financing to help expand its work.

Zymergen said late Monday that it had raised $130 million in its latest round, led by the Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank. The company also added two high-profile directors: Steven Chu, the former energy secretary, and Deep Nishar, a senior executive at SoftBank…

Zymergen Raises $130 Million in New Round of Financing

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