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Articles

October 2022

Synthetic biology uses techniques in genomics, systems biology and bioengineering to improve various aspects of agriculture, ranging from making food more nutritious to making more stress-resistant crop varieties. Agri-inputs, in particular, form a big part of this piece and startups in the field received more than $900M in VC funding in 2021. Going forward, more and more agri-inputs in use today will be replaced by more sustainable ones made using synthetic biology.

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August 2022

Synthetic biology is the engineering of natural biological systems so as to obtain desirable behaviour and end products. SynBio techniques can be used across domains, ranging from agriculture and food to cosmetics to industrial chemicals. Investments in these companies have picked up globally, while the field remains nascent in India. The next decade and more will see a huge rise in the application of synthetic biology to create more sustainable versions of many current products.

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June 2022

Behind-the-meter energy storage systems can help residential, commercial and industrial customers mitigate their frequent issues with the electricity grid. These systems both stabilize the availability of electricity as well as reduce the total electricity bills for their users. Lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries are currently the leading players for such systems, but other alternatives are speedily being developed.

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May 2022

Energy storage systems are required in increasing number as renewables become part of the global energy mix. The requirements placed on batteries to stabilize and support the grid are numerous: no single battery chemistry can fulfill all these requirements. Lithium-ion batteries are currently the leader in grid-scale storage; however, other chemistries are rapidly approaching commercial deployment.

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June 2022

The climate crisis is driving the uptake of renewables and diversifying the global energy mix. Renewables and energy storage systems go hand in hand. Different energy storage systems are appropriate for different applications, ranging from mobility and short-term storage to large long term-storage systems. It is an opportune time to enter the market, and early-stage investments in energy storage startups are picking up in India.

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June 2022

Deep-science tech innovators are working on solving some of the world’s most pressing problems. Their companies work at the intersection of science and technology to bring technologies from lab to market. Deep-science tech generally involves longer timescales, and hence also requires appropriate support. Investing in such companies is also more risky than general technologies, and investors can mitigate this risk by following a playbook we provide.

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January 2022

The Indian startup ecosystem did very well in 2021, with over 40 unicorns minted. However, investments in fundamental change have been missing. To go beyond incremental changes, we need deep technology-based solutions from India that have the potential to scale globally. At Ankur, we’re willing to back innovations that will disrupt the course of tomorrow.

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Podcasts

October 2022

Agriculture Reinvented through Synthetic Biology

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September 2022

From Lab to Market in Synthetic Biology

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August 2022

Genome Editing : Tools for the Future

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July 2022

Synthetic Biology : From Myth to Reality

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June 2022

Translational Research in Deep Science Tech

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May 2022

Challenges and Opportunities in Sustainable Batteries

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April 2022

Electric Mobility - Challenges and Opportunities

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March 2022

Incubators - Cradle for Startups

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February 2022

Battery Storage Technologies

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February 2022

TechSprouts- The World of Deep-Science Tech

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