CLI Ventures

CLI Ventures is a global venture capital and private equity investment firm focused on supporting exceptional entrepreneurs in the healthcare and data analytics sectors. With $1 billion under management and offices in various locations, including Palo Alto, New York, and Beijing, CLI Ventures invests at all stages of company development with an emphasis on diagnostics, therapeutics, and data applications. The firm's deep expertise enables a hands-on approach to company building, resulting in the formation of more than 200 portfolio companies that have developed approved products benefiting human health. CLI Ventures has pioneered innovative investment models like U.S.-China cross-border licensing, setting a standard in the industry. Currently, CLI Ventures is actively involved in collaborations with health ministries, departments, and local governments in China to further advance healthcare innovation.

Xin Chen

VP

50 past transactions

Immune-Onc Therapeutics, Inc. engages in the discovery and development of novel biologic treatments for cancer patients. The company translates scientific insights in the tumor microenvironment and immune suppressive pathways to develop bio therapeutics. Immune-Onc Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in Palo Alto, California.

Droplet Robotics Inc.

Convertible Note in 2015
Droplet Inc. develops a robotic water sprinkler system for watering plants. Its robotic water sprinkler system leverages weather stations' data, soil samples, and biological plant information to make decisions on when, where, and how much water to deliver. The company’s solution is used for watering grass, trees, and potted plants, as well as used in gardens and lawns by homeowners. Droplet Inc. was founded in 2013 and is based in the United States.
Tank Exchange, Inc. develops a mobile application that allows the users to lock in gas prices to be used in future. It serves small and medium businesses, as well as consumers. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Palo Alto, California.
Civil Maps, a geospatial technology company, provides artificial intelligence based mapping solutions that enables computers to interpret and act on the physical world. The company operates as an on-demand perception and actuation technology company. It serves heavy-industry and governmental customers; Fortune 100 clients; and customers in electrical utilities, oil and gas, solar, telecommunications, transportation, rail, forestry, and more markets. The company is based in Berkeley, California.
Waypoint Building Group, Inc. develops performance analytics and management technology solutions for real estate professionals. The company provides a commercial real estate platform for real estate owners and operators. It also offers solutions for asset management, property management, limited partners, and operations teams. The company’s platform enables users to gain access to data, automate reporting processes, and drive investment results. Waypoint Building Group, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Flirtey

Venture Round in 2015
Flirtey provides drone delivery service of retail and e-commerce items to consumer homes. It is driven by a mission to improve lifestyles by making delivery instant for everyone. The company was the first to conduct an FAA-approved drone delivery in the U.S., the first to perform a fully autonomous drone delivery to a home and the first to launch a commercial drone delivery service. Flirtey was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Reno, Nevada.

twoXAR

Seed Round in 2015
Aria Pharmaceuticals is a preclinical-stage pharmaceutical company discovering and developing novel small molecule therapies for complex and hard-to-treat diseases. Too many patients today are in need of breakthrough treatments across many complicated diseases – they can't wait. That's why at Aria, we have redefined the drug discovery approach, saving years in the process and increasing success rates 30 times higher than traditional methods. At Aria, we've shown promise across a diverse range of therapeutic areas with the ability to address over 1,000 diseases.
VoyagerMed.com is an online medical care marketplace for people traveling to and within the U.S. It's challenging to find affordable medical treatment, and even more so when traveling to access that care. We solve this problem through partnering with great doctors and centers of excellence and aggregating public pricing data to deliver an online platform to choose innovative medical treatments, at prices each patient can afford to pay.

popSLATE Media, Inc.

Convertible Note in 2014
popSLATE Media, Inc. offers a smart digital case that is connected to applications on phone. It helps in taking image from the gallery, camera, client’s friends, popSLATE artist channels, and Instagram and to pop it to the always-on popSLATE ePaper screen in the back of client’s phone. The company is based in San Francisco, California.

Genalyte

Series C in 2015
Genalyte, Inc., a San Diego, CA-based life sciences company developing and commercializing innovative next-generation multiplexing technology. Founded in 2007 and led by CEO and founder Cary Gunn, Genalyte has developed a new approach to immunodetection using silicon chip manufacturing methods. Its Maverick platform uses a technology called silicon photonics to directly measure protein binding between antibodies and antigens or hybridization of nucleic acids.

Arthena

Seed Round in 2014
Arthena is a venture-backed financial technology company which has pioneered quantitative strategies for asset acquisition, allowing for targeting investment decisions. Arthena is committed to bringing transparency to art investing, enabling investors to view and learn about acquired assets and artists.

Eonite Perception Inc.

Seed Round in 2016
Eonite is on a mission to enable machines to understand the real world – to give computers the advanced perception necessary for the future of VR, AR, robots and drones. They are looking for people who will help us build, refine, and deliver the tech that achieves their goals. They offer competitive salaries, great equity packages, and full benefits. They are always looking for smart, talented people who are nice adults motivated to make a difference. They’re based in Palo Alto, but their team is global. So reach out, even if the openings aren’t a perfect fit..
Industrial Microbes, Inc. manufactures industrial chemicals from natural gas for usage in fuels and biodegradable plastics. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Emeryville, California.
Red Blue Media, LLC owns and operates a website that publishes videos and images. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Burbank, California.

InsideMaps

Seed Round in 2015
InsideMaps is a smartphone and tablet app that enables anyone to easily create photorealistic 3D models and virtual tours of their homes. It disrupts other available solutions through a simple, inexpensive APP designed for anyone to use. The 3D model that is created is an immersive, fast, web-based 3D environment with innovative tools to help potential home buyers visualize the interior of a home and for homeowners to try the furniture and make home improvements in their virtual home.
Propel(x), Inc. operates an online platform to present investment opportunities in life sciences, computer sciences, energy/clean-tech, and materials/chemicals sectors. Its platform enables investors to interact on the platform with industry and technology experts, customers, and startup executives for demystifying the technology and accelerating fund-raising for these startups. Propel(x), Inc. was formerly known as The Founders Market, Inc. and changed its name to Propel(x), Inc. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Palo Alto, California.
Aria Pharmaceuticals is a preclinical-stage pharmaceutical company discovering and developing novel small molecule therapies for complex and hard-to-treat diseases. Too many patients today are in need of breakthrough treatments across many complicated diseases – they can't wait. That's why at Aria, we have redefined the drug discovery approach, saving years in the process and increasing success rates 30 times higher than traditional methods. At Aria, we've shown promise across a diverse range of therapeutic areas with the ability to address over 1,000 diseases.
Synlogic is a biotechnology company that develops synthetic biotic medicines to perform metabolic functions to treat diseases. The company's lead programs target patients with rare genetic metabolic diseases, including phenylketonuria and secondary hyperoxaluria. Synlogic is also hard at work on synthetic biotics to address more prevalent conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, and other metabolic conditions.
Neocis, Inc. manufactures and markets robotic guidance system for dental implant procedures and surgeries. The company offers Yomi, a precision instrument that helps in placement of dental implants with a planning software. The system bridges computer imagery from a CT scan with execution of the surgical plan. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Miami, Florida.

Weft, Inc.

Seed Round in 2014
Weft, Inc. operates as a global logistics data company that combines sensors and supply chain analytics to help businesses to gain real-time asset intelligence, reduce disruption, and improve operational productivity. The company provides insights and visibility through its Web and mobile-accessible operations room to help customers in making logistics decisions. It enables companies to track various internal and external things; access its platform to interface with their assets in real time by using Wi-Fi, BLE, GPS, satellite, and GPRS; interface with their assets against various analyses, including routes efficiency, fuel consumption, strike likelihood, traffic, throughput, anomalies, weather, and more; and know when something is going to be happened, which impacts their business to plan around it. Weft, Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As of June 30, 2016, Weft, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Genscape, Inc.
CRISPR Therapeutics is focused on the development of transformative medicines using its proprietary CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing platform. CRISPR/Cas9 is a revolutionary technology that allows for precise, directed changes to genomic DNA. They have licensed the foundational CRISPR/Cas9 patent estate for human therapeutic use from their scientific founder, Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, who co-invented the application of CRISPR/Cas9 for gene editing. CRISPR Therapeutics’ vision is to cure serious human diseases at the molecular level using CRISPR-Cas9. The company is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and has operations in London, UK.
Sentieon develops and commercializes cloud-based bio-informatics solutions for the life sciences and clinical market. They develop and supply a suite of bioinformatics secondary analysis tools that process genomics data with high computing efficiency, fast turnaround time, accuracy, and consistency. Some of the released products include Sentieon DNAseq, a germline DNA pipeline; and Sentieon TNseq, for tumor-normal somatic variant detection. The company’s tools are scalable, deployable, upgradable, and software-only solutions. The Sentieon tools achieve their efficiency and consistency through optimized computing algorithm design and enterprise-strength software implementation. The company was founded by Jun Ye in 2014 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
CoPromote is a social exchange platform to help people grow their audience. Users are content creators ranging from artists, bloggers, brands, businesses, musicians, tastemakers, websites, and more. CoPromote is for people of all interest types.
Arthena, Inc. provides an online platform that gives individuals access to co-collect with leaders in the art world. It allows collectors to choose an advisor whose area of expertise matches their collecting interests. Additionally, the company provides an access to studio visits, lectures, panel discussions, and gallery and art fair tours. Arthena, Inc. is based in New York, New York.

Immune-Onc Therapeutics

Series A in 2016
Immune-Onc Therapeutics, Inc. engages in the discovery and development of novel biologic treatments for cancer patients. The company translates scientific insights in the tumor microenvironment and immune suppressive pathways to develop bio therapeutics. Immune-Onc Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in Palo Alto, California.

Medigo

Series A in 2016
Headquartered in Berlin, Medigo enables global access to quality healthcare. Their flagship product was a very popular medical travel platform that simplified the process of arranging treatment abroad. As a third party administrator (TPA), Medigo helps organisations navigate healthcare across the globe with an international provider network, tech-driven cost containment, and an excellent member experience. Medigo is supported by leading VCs such as Accel Partners and Atlantic Labs, and employs a driven team of 50+ people from 25 countries.
Genalyte, Inc., a San Diego, CA-based life sciences company developing and commercializing innovative next-generation multiplexing technology. Founded in 2007 and led by CEO and founder Cary Gunn, Genalyte has developed a new approach to immunodetection using silicon chip manufacturing methods. Its Maverick platform uses a technology called silicon photonics to directly measure protein binding between antibodies and antigens or hybridization of nucleic acids.

Genalyte

Series C in 2015
Genalyte, Inc., a San Diego, CA-based life sciences company developing and commercializing innovative next-generation multiplexing technology. Founded in 2007 and led by CEO and founder Cary Gunn, Genalyte has developed a new approach to immunodetection using silicon chip manufacturing methods. Its Maverick platform uses a technology called silicon photonics to directly measure protein binding between antibodies and antigens or hybridization of nucleic acids.
Flirtey provides drone delivery service of retail and e-commerce items to consumer homes. It is driven by a mission to improve lifestyles by making delivery instant for everyone. The company was the first to conduct an FAA-approved drone delivery in the U.S., the first to perform a fully autonomous drone delivery to a home and the first to launch a commercial drone delivery service. Flirtey was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Reno, Nevada.

Ntirety, Inc.

Series B in 2008
Ntirety is a leader in delivering managed hybrid and multi-cloud solutions to 3200 enterprise customers throughout the globe, serving customers globally from four continents and 14 data centers worldwide. Formed in 2018 through the merger of Hostway and HOSTING, Ntirety is now a powerhouse with over 20 years of experience and unmatched customer service and support. With combined specializations in managing compliant, mission-critical workloads, Ntirety delivers highly secure and always available solutions to thousands of customers around the globe, enabling business to move faster with less risk.

Sentieon, Inc.

Series B in 2021
Sentieon develops and commercializes cloud-based bio-informatics solutions for the life sciences and clinical market. They develop and supply a suite of bioinformatics secondary analysis tools that process genomics data with high computing efficiency, fast turnaround time, accuracy, and consistency. Some of the released products include Sentieon DNAseq, a germline DNA pipeline; and Sentieon TNseq, for tumor-normal somatic variant detection. The company’s tools are scalable, deployable, upgradable, and software-only solutions. The Sentieon tools achieve their efficiency and consistency through optimized computing algorithm design and enterprise-strength software implementation. The company was founded by Jun Ye in 2014 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
Centrillion Technology Holdings Ltd. provides genomics solutions that reveal the complete genome and make genomic information available to researchers, physicians, and consumers. It offers molecular and genomic services, including sequencing, droplet digital PCR, and bioinformatics. The company also provides TribeCode DNA ancestry testing, which enables users to discover the proportion of DNA that maps to populations world-wide. Centrillion Technology Holdings Ltd. was founded in 2009 and is based in Palo Alto, California.
Smarking Inc. develops and provides data analytics and business intelligence software for municipalities, real estate owners, and parking operators. The company offers solutions, such as Business Intelligence for parking management and Automated Yield Management to know the parking rates for locations based on historical data, real time demand, and occupancy objectives. Smarking Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California.
InsideMaps is a smartphone and tablet app that enables anyone to easily create photorealistic 3D models and virtual tours of their homes. It disrupts other available solutions through a simple, inexpensive APP designed for anyone to use. The 3D model that is created is an immersive, fast, web-based 3D environment with innovative tools to help potential home buyers visualize the interior of a home and for homeowners to try the furniture and make home improvements in their virtual home.

Propel(X)

Seed Round in 2015
Propel(x), Inc. operates an online platform to present investment opportunities in life sciences, computer sciences, energy/clean-tech, and materials/chemicals sectors. Its platform enables investors to interact on the platform with industry and technology experts, customers, and startup executives for demystifying the technology and accelerating fund-raising for these startups. Propel(x), Inc. was formerly known as The Founders Market, Inc. and changed its name to Propel(x), Inc. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Palo Alto, California.

iMicrobes

Pre Seed Round in 2015
Industrial Microbes designs and builds microbes that produce better chemicals with lower costs and lower carbon emissions. We use greenhouse gases as the raw materials, including biogas, natural gas, and carbon dioxide. We scale our process with global chemical producers.
Headquartered in Berlin, Medigo enables global access to quality healthcare. Their flagship product was a very popular medical travel platform that simplified the process of arranging treatment abroad. As a third party administrator (TPA), Medigo helps organisations navigate healthcare across the globe with an international provider network, tech-driven cost containment, and an excellent member experience. Medigo is supported by leading VCs such as Accel Partners and Atlantic Labs, and employs a driven team of 50+ people from 25 countries.

Civil Maps

Convertible Note in 2015
Civil Maps, a geospatial technology company, provides artificial intelligence based mapping solutions that enables computers to interpret and act on the physical world. The company operates as an on-demand perception and actuation technology company. It serves heavy-industry and governmental customers; Fortune 100 clients; and customers in electrical utilities, oil and gas, solar, telecommunications, transportation, rail, forestry, and more markets. The company is based in Berkeley, California.

CoPromote

Series A in 2015
CoPromote is a social exchange platform to help people grow their audience. Users are content creators ranging from artists, bloggers, brands, businesses, musicians, tastemakers, websites, and more. CoPromote is for people of all interest types.

CStorePro Inc.

Series A in 2015
CStorePro simplifies retail operations management by providing operators an easy to use Saas platform to streamline back-office tasks. It seamlessly combines operational and sales data to become the retailer's system of record and enable to optimize pricing, purchasing, inventory, HR, taxes, and regulatory compliance. The company believes every store should have simple, easy-to-use, modern tools to manage inventory, price books, vendors, and employees so, thousands of store owners and operators use the mobile and cloud product to do just this. CStorePro was founded on 2013 and is headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas.

twoXAR

Seed Round in 2015
Aria Pharmaceuticals is a preclinical-stage pharmaceutical company discovering and developing novel small molecule therapies for complex and hard-to-treat diseases. Too many patients today are in need of breakthrough treatments across many complicated diseases – they can't wait. That's why at Aria, we have redefined the drug discovery approach, saving years in the process and increasing success rates 30 times higher than traditional methods. At Aria, we've shown promise across a diverse range of therapeutic areas with the ability to address over 1,000 diseases.
HireTeamMate, Inc., doing business as Hiretual, provides an online recruiting platform. It offers Hiretual Pro, a recruiting assistant software and chrome extension that enables users to personalize candidate engagement with smart email sequences and insights; find contact information and build their campaign lists; and find healthcare professionals with healthcare AI sourcing. The company’s platform also helps users to source from GitHub, Stack Overflow, and Kaggle with tech AI sourcing; build a diverse workplace with diversity filters, insights, and blind sourcing mode; and instantly expand their talent pool anywhere with Hiretual Chrome extension. HireTeamMate, Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Mountain View, California.
popSLATE Media, Inc. offers a smart digital case that is connected to applications on phone. It helps in taking image from the gallery, camera, client’s friends, popSLATE artist channels, and Instagram and to pop it to the always-on popSLATE ePaper screen in the back of client’s phone. The company is based in San Francisco, California.

HireTeamMate

Seed Round in 2015
HireTeamMate owns and develops Hiretual, the top recommended recruiting tool by recruiter community leaders. Please get more details by visiting us: https://hiretual.com

Publet, Inc.

Seed Round in 2015
Publet, Inc. develops and offers a content marketing software which amplifies B2B white papers and collateral through social and mobile platforms to generate sales leads. The software uses PDF-based reports and pulls out quotes and text snippets with links to the report for the organization to easily share via social media. When a potential lead interacts with those posts, Publet tracks how they interacted, and if they click on the link, it serves them with the traditional paywall-and-contact-form. The company is based in San Francisco, California.
Eonite is on a mission to enable machines to understand the real world – to give computers the advanced perception necessary for the future of VR, AR, robots and drones. They are looking for people who will help us build, refine, and deliver the tech that achieves their goals. They offer competitive salaries, great equity packages, and full benefits. They are always looking for smart, talented people who are nice adults motivated to make a difference. They’re based in Palo Alto, but their team is global. So reach out, even if the openings aren’t a perfect fit..

Voxel

Seed Round in 2015
Voxel makes mobile ads exciting and engaging. By bringing the experience to the beginning of the app discovery process, users get to "try before they buy". This means that every visit to the app store through a Voxel epxerience is purposeful and creates a higher lifetime value user.

Synlogic

Series C in 2017
Synlogic is a biotechnology company that develops synthetic biotic medicines to perform metabolic functions to treat diseases. The company's lead programs target patients with rare genetic metabolic diseases, including phenylketonuria and secondary hyperoxaluria. Synlogic is also hard at work on synthetic biotics to address more prevalent conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, and other metabolic conditions.
Guardant Health is committed to positively and significantly impacting patient health through technology breakthroughs that pointedly address long-standing unmet needs in oncology. Guardant is backed by Sequoia Capital, led by a seasoned management team comprising thought leaders and successful serial entrepreneurs in next-generation sequencing and rare-cell diagnostics and is closely advised by an oncologist-led medical steering committee from leading cancer centers across North America and abroad.