Helix Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 2015

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Private

  • Employees
  • 265


  • Latest Deal Type
  • Series C

  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $50M

  • Investors
  • 10

Helix General Information


Operator of population genomics and viral surveillance company intended to deliver actionable genetic insights and conduct large-scale genetic analysis. The company's platform operates at the intersection of clinical care, research, and data analytics, enabling health systems, life sciences companies, payers, and government partners to accelerate the integration of genomic data into patient care and public health decision-making.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Venture Capital-Backed
Primary Industry
Decision/Risk Analysis
Other Industries
Corporate Office
  • 101 South Ellsworth
  • Suite 350
  • San Mateo, CA 94401
  • United States
+1 (844) 000-0000

Helix Timeline

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Helix Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
4. Later Stage VC (Series C) 03-Jun-2021 $50M 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
3. Grant 31-Jul-2020 0000 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
2. Early Stage VC (Series B) 01-Mar-2018 $200M $320M Completed Generating Revenue
1. Early Stage VC (Series A) 10-Aug-2015 $120M $120M Completed Startup
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Helix Comparisons

HQ Location
Total Raised
Post Valuation
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265 As of 2023
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Gosselies, Belgium
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Helix Competitors (10)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
OncoDNA Venture Capital-Backed Gosselies, Belgium 000 000.00 00000000000 000.00
Active Motif Private Equity-Backed Carlsbad, CA 000 0000000 0000
Full Genomes Corporation Venture Capital-Backed Rockville, MD 0 00000 0000000000 0 00000
InformedDNA Venture Capital-Backed Saint Petersburg, FL 000 0000 00000000000 0000
GeneDx Holding Formerly VC-backed Stamford, CT 0000 00.000 000000000 00 00.000
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Helix Executive Team (20)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
James Lu MD Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, President & Board Member
Sarah Bobulsky Chief Financial Officer
Jim Chou Chief Technology Officer
William Lee Ph.D Chief Science Officer & Senior Vice President
Daniel Lee Senior Vice President Life Sciences and Growth
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Helix Board Members (9)

Name Representing Role Since
Amr Kronfol Warburg Pincus Board Member 000 0000
Barry Schuler DFJ Growth Board Member 000 0000
Frank Williams Self Board Member 000 0000
James Lu MD Helix Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, President & Board Member 000 0000
Jeffrey Bird Ph.D Sutter Hill Ventures Board Member 000 0000
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Helix Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Helix Investors (10)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Addition Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
National Institutes of Health Government 000 0000 000000 0
Casdin Capital Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Temasek Holdings Sovereign Wealth Fund Minority 000 0000 000000 0
DFJ Growth VC-Backed Company Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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Helix Investments & Acquisitions (2)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Anuva (Healthcare Services) 31-Aug-2022 00000 0000 Media and Information Services (B2B) 000000 00
HumanCode 26-Jun-2018 Merger/Acquisition Other Healthcare Technology Systems
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Helix FAQs

  • When was Helix founded?

    Helix was founded in 2015.

  • Who is the founder of Helix?

    James Lu MD, Scott Burke, and Justin Kao JD are the founders of Helix.

  • Who is the CEO of Helix?

    James Lu MD is the CEO of Helix.

  • Where is Helix headquartered?

    Helix is headquartered in San Mateo, CA.

  • What is the size of Helix?

    Helix has 265 total employees.

  • What industry is Helix in?

    Helix’s primary industry is Decision/Risk Analysis.

  • Is Helix a private or public company?

    Helix is a Private company.

  • What is Helix’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for Helix is 00000.

  • How much funding has Helix raised over time?

    Helix has raised $370M.

  • Who are Helix’s investors?

    Addition, National Institutes of Health, Casdin Capital, Temasek Holdings, and DFJ Growth are 5 of 10 investors who have invested in Helix.

  • Who are Helix’s competitors?

    OncoDNA, Active Motif, Full Genomes Corporation, InformedDNA, and GeneDx Holding are some of the 10 competitors of Helix.

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