Biology Data Business

We Are Biotans

Biota is the pioneer of industrial genomics with a purpose to commercialize Biology as a Data Business™.

Since inception, Biota has created $400M in economic value and saved 1.2B gallons of water for several large customers in the energy, chemicals, agriculture, water, and mining industries. Biota provides genomic monitoring solutions that impact strategic decisions with improved ROIC, increased operating margin, and reduced risk. With global scale, Biotans discovered foundational innovations in microbiome science and measurement and developed innovative, enterprise-grade AI software.

Management Team

Mathias Schlecht


Shandell Szabo

Chairman of the Board


XSeed Capital

Energy Innovation Capital

Illumina Ventures

Baruch Future Ventures

Technical Fellows

Rob Knight

Technical Co-founder

Luke Ursell

Technical Advisor

Vik Rao

Chief Scientist

Thomas Ishoey

Industrial Genomics Advisor

Our Locations

San Diego
9880 Campus Point Dr, Suite 430
San Diego, CA 92121
1801 Main Street, Suite 1352
Houston, TX 77002

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