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Chad Kaleky conducts an interview with Ross Youngs on his podcast "Failing to Success" on May 23, 2024. The discussion revolves around Ross Youngs's success after overcoming challenges at Biosortia. The information shared about Biosortia is derived entirely from this podcast episode.

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How to Raise $9 Million in Grants for BioTech with Ross Youngs, CEO of Biosortia

Ross Youngs

Raising grants and the transformative technology in microbiome

How did Ross Youngs With Biosortia Grow Their Business?

Company Stats

  • Capital raised: Over $22 Million, including angel investors and grants ($9 Million).
  • Employees: 6 (35 during technology development)
  • Founded: 2012

Episode Highlights

✅ Innovation in grant acquisition by developing groundbreaking technology.
✅ Microbiome's critical role in human health and disease prevention.
✅ Revolutionary approach to microbiome mining with large-scale technology.

Episode Summary

In this episode of "Failing to Success," we welcome Ross Youngs, founder of Biosortia, to discuss the innovative process of raising grants and the transformative technology in microbiome mining. Ross reveals how Biosortia has secured around $9 million in grants and over $22 million in total capital. He explains the critical role of the microbiome in human health, noting that we have more microbial cells than human cells. Biosortia's groundbreaking technology enables large-scale extraction and analysis of untapped microbes, paving the way for significant advancements in therapeutics, agriculture, and more. This technology could revolutionize our understanding and application of microbiome science.


00:00 Introduction to Ross Youngs and Biosortia

00:16 The Financial Journey: Grants and Capital Raised

00:56 Exploring the Microbiome: Untapped Microbes and Technology

03:34 The Revolutionary Approach to Microbiome Mining

04:59 The Impact of Microbiome on Human Health and Beyond

05:57 Scaling Up: The Future of Microbiome Mining

08:16 Closing Remarks and How to Learn More

Notable Questions We Asked Ross Youngs

What is the total capital raised for Biosortia?

Over $22 million, including angel investors and grants.

How do you raise such significant grant funding?

By developing innovative technology that catches the attention of granting agencies looking to support next-generation technologies.

What is microbiome mining?

It's the process of extracting and analyzing microbes at a large scale and quality to discover untapped molecules and enzymes that have vast potential applications.

How do microbes impact human health?

Microbes outnumber human cells and genes, playing a crucial role in disease courses, inflammation, and overall health, making them vital for therapeutic opportunities.

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