https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/21/forsaking-funding-at-a-1-billion-valuation-solugen-preps-a-new-green-chemical-product-and-a-bi

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Late last year, Solugen , a startup using synthetic biology to take hydrocarbons out of the chemicals industry, decided against pursuing a new round of funding that would have valued the company at over $1 billion, TechCrunch has learned. Instead, the Houston-based bio-manufacturing company raised an internal round of roughly $30 million from existing investors and continued working on its latest project — a new bio-based manufacturing process for a high-value specialty chemical that can act as an anti-corrosive agent. That work represents a potentially lucrative new product line for the company and charts a course for a host of other businesses that are refashioning the basic building bl... Full story

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