DNAnexus is an American company that provides a cloud-based data analysis and management platform for DNA sequence data. It is based in Mountain View, California, and was founded in 2009 by Stanford University professors Serafim Batzoglou and Arend Sidow and Stanford computer scientist Andreas Sundquist.
DNAnexus was founded in early 2009 as a spin-off from Stanford University to address the need for computing infrastructure in DNA sequence analysis.
The company raised $1.55 million in venture capital funding from First Round Capital, K9 Ventures, and SoftTech VC.
In April 2010, DNAnexus launched its cloud-based sequence data service.
In August 2011, the company expanded its recruiting process by offering an incentive of $20,000 plus a full genome sequence to employees who referred a software engineer.
In October 2011, DNAnexus announced that it had raised $15 million from Google Ventures, TPG Biotech, First Round Capital, SoftTech VC, K9 Ventures, and Felicis Ventures.
In 2012, DNAnexus CEO and co-founder Andreas Sundquist was named one of FierceBiotech’s Top 10 Biotech Techies.
In October 2013, the company announced a collaboration with the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine. Through the partnership, DNAnexus and scientists at Baylor performed the largest cloud-based genomics analysis to date, processing 3,751 whole human genomes and 10,771 exomes. Analysis was run using Amazon Web Services infrastructure and conducted for the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology consortium. The effort used 2.4 million core-hours of computational time and generated 430 terabytes of data.
Highest paying job titles at DNAnexus, Inc include Product Manager, Software Engineer, and Senior Scientist