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Solazyme

8 Disclosed Funding Rounds $174,860,000

0 Participating Investments


Chemical, Biofuel, Biomass Energy

Solazyme is a synthetic biology company converting algal biomass into biofuels for the transportation, cosmetic and food industries.

South San Francisco, California, United States, North America (US)

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West Coast (0 Investors) (0 Startups), Western US (0 Investors) (0 Startups), San Francisco Bay Area (0 Investors) (0 Startups)

Founded date 01, 2003

Founders Jonathan Wolfson, Harrison Dillon

Operating Status Active

Funding Stage IPO

Last Funding Type Post-IPO Equity

Also known as TerraVia Holdings

Company Type For Profit


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Solazyme is a synthetic biology company that specializes in converting algal biomass into biofuels. Solazyme not only creates biofuels for the the transportation industry, but is experimenting with ways to tailor its products for the cosmetic and food industries.

Date Round Raised Lead
March, 24, 2016 Post-IPO Equity $28,750,000 -------
August, 09, 2010 Series D $52,000,000 Morgan Stanley, Chevron Technology Ventures
December, 07, 2009 Grant $21,800,000 US Department of Energy
June, 15, 2009 Series D $11,600,000 -------
August, 26, 2008 Series C $45,400,000 Lightspeed Venture Partners, Braemar Energy Ventures
September, 19, 2007 Debt Financing $5,000,000 -------
March, 06, 2007 Series B $10,000,000 The Roda Group
December, 01, 2004 Venture - Series Unknown $310,000 -------

Solazyme Investors (20)

Investor Lead? Round Participating Raise Date Partners
VMG Partners No Post-IPO Equity $28,750,000 March, 24, 2016 -------
PowerPlant Ventures No Post-IPO Equity $28,750,000 March, 24, 2016 -------
Greenhill Capital Partners No Post-IPO Equity $28,750,000 March, 24, 2016 -------
Artis Ventures (AV) No Post-IPO Equity $28,750,000 March, 24, 2016 -------
Simon Equity Partners, LLC No Post-IPO Equity $28,750,000 March, 24, 2016 -------
Morgan Stanley Yes Series D $52,000,000 August, 09, 2010 -------
Chevron Technology Ventures Yes Series D $52,000,000 August, 09, 2010 -------
US Department of Energy Yes Grant $21,800,000 December, 07, 2009 -------
The Roda Group No Series D $11,600,000 June, 15, 2009 -------
Bunge No Series D $11,600,000 June, 15, 2009 -------
Lightspeed Venture Partners No Series D $11,600,000 June, 15, 2009 -------
Braemar Energy Ventures No Series D $11,600,000 June, 15, 2009 -------
VantagePoint Capital Partners No Series D $11,600,000 June, 15, 2009 -------
180 Degree Capital No Series D $11,600,000 June, 15, 2009 -------
The Roda Group No Series C $45,400,000 August, 26, 2008 -------
Lightspeed Venture Partners Yes Series C $45,400,000 August, 26, 2008 -------
Braemar Energy Ventures Yes Series C $45,400,000 August, 26, 2008 -------
180 Degree Capital No Series C $45,400,000 August, 26, 2008 -------
Bluecrest Capital Finance No Debt Financing $5,000,000 September, 19, 2007 -------
The Roda Group Yes Series B $10,000,000 March, 06, 2007 -------