RebelBio partners with Clustermarket to support startups with state-of-the-art resources.
London, United Kingdom -- Clustermarket, the online sharing platform helping scientists, engineers and other technology pioneers to get easy and affordable access to equipment and services just announced a strategic partnership with RebelBio, the world's first early-stage life sciences accelerator with programmes in London and Cork. Clustermarket is providing companies backed by RebelBio access to the resources they need on demand with exclusive offers.
“We cannot be prouder to work with Clustermarket, the leader in sourcing scientific services & providers throughout the UK & Europe for our Rebels. The attention to detail and support is unparalleled and this platform enables startups to accelerate their scientific development at a fraction of the time & cost it has taken in the past.” added Steven O Connell, the Associate Director & Programme Manager for RebelBio
RebelBio is a startup accelerator backed by SOSV - The Accelerator VC which focuses on entrepreneurs building technologies in or around the field of life sciences. The accelerator offers seed funding, lab space, world-class mentorship, inspiring peers and a community of successful and diverse founders from all sectors.
The partnership will support RebelBio’s startups with their specialized requirements and will provide them streamlined access to state of the art instruments and services at London’s leading universities such as Imperial College, King’s College, University College London and Queen Mary University. The platform saves administrative and legal work by having pre-negotiated contracts in place, which include IP protection and confidentiality agreements.
"Clustermarket is an online sharing platform for scientists to list, discover and book technology, lab equipment and expertise within their institution or cluster and therefore increases efficiency which is vital for research institutions but also for early stage companies in the science space. We are excited to be working with RebelBio’s innovative startups and help them focussing on their R&D rather than spending too much time and money on sourcing and establishing relationships with universities", said Johannes Solzbach, Co-Founder & CEO.
About SOSV & RebelBio
SOSV — The Accelerator VC — is a venture fund with US$300M in Assets Under Management operating global accelerator programs: HAX for hardware in Shenzhen and San Francisco, RebelBio for biotech in the UK & Europe, IndieBio for biotech in San Francisco, Chinaccelerator for Internet in Shanghai, FOOD-X for the business of food in NYC and MOX for mobile software in Taipei. SOSV invests in over 150 companies per year and over its two-decade history has a net IRR of over 30%, putting it in the top 7% of VC funds in the world.The TechCrunch Crunchbase 2017 investor report is out and SOSV is in the top 5 most active seed investor in the world.
Clustermarket is an online marketplace helping scientists to get easy and affordable access to equipment and services they need for their research. The equipment and services listed on Clustermarket are offered by universities, other research institutions, and businesses. The London based company aims to foster innovation by supporting collaboration and enhancing transparency between academia and industry. Existing resources can be used more efficiently; hence research becomes more affordable and less time consuming.