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21 Innovative Startups Taking on the Pharmaceutical Industry

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This article showcases Welp Magazine’s top picks for the best ‘Pharmaceutical ‘ startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating in the Pharmaceutical industry, but are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.

We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Welp Magazine hosts a yearly startup award honouring the most outstanding entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses in the world. If you want to enter your startup to be in the running for the top startup of 2021 or learn more about our competition click here.


1. EQRx

The idea behind this startup: EQRx operates as a biotechnology company, focused on re-engineering the process from drug discovery to patient delivery.

Headquarters: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Industries: Biotechnology, Health Care, Pharmaceutical

Founders: Peter Bach, Sandra Horning

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2. Adagio Therapeutics

The idea behind this startup: Adagio Therapeutics is offers research and development of therapeutic pharmaceuticals.

Headquarters: Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

Industries: Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Therapeutics

Founders: Unknown

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3. Manifold Bio

The idea behind this startup: Manifold Bio is building a protein barcoding platform to bring the power of multiplexed measurement.

Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Industries: Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Therapeutics

Founders: Gleb Kuznetsov, Pierce Ogden, Shane Lofgren

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4. ROME Therapeutics

The idea behind this startup: ROME Therapeutics is developing novel therapies for cancer and autoimmune diseases by harnessing the power of the repeatome.

Headquarters: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Industries: Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical

Founders: Unknown

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5. MigVax

The idea behind this startup: MigVax is an Israeli medical technology startup.

Headquarters: Misgav, HaZafon, Israel

Industries: Health Care, Pharmaceutical

Founders: Unknown

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6. MRM Health NV

The idea behind this startup: MRM Health NV is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of therapeutics based on the human microbiome.

Headquarters: Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Industries: Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical

Founders: Unknown

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7. Pulmobiotics

The idea behind this startup: Pulmobiotics is a pre-clinical life sciences company.

Headquarters: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Industries: Biotechnology, Health Care, Pharmaceutical

Founders: Unknown

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8. Lengo Therapeutics

The idea behind this startup: Lengo Therapeutics a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of cancer treatments.

Headquarters: Menlo Park, California, United States

Industries: Biotechnology, Medical, Pharmaceutical

Founders: Unknown

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9. flipMD

The idea behind this startup: Medical jobs for medical experts. On-demand physician-only consulting marketplace. Source and secure physician talent within your budget.

Headquarters: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Industries: Consulting, Health Care, Hospital, Incubators, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Professional Services, Public Relations

Founders: Unknown

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10. Spartan Finance

The idea behind this startup: Everything you need to succeed in Biotech. Evening the playing field between retail investors and hedge funds.

Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Industries: Biotechnology, Information Technology, Pharmaceutical, Venture Capital

Founders: Sajjad Abbas, Shakeel-Abbas Hussein

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11. Kumuda

The idea behind this startup: A new approach to drug discovery

Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Industries: Biotechnology, Health Care, Pharmaceutical

Founders: Parisa Razaz

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12. Saliency

The idea behind this startup: Saliency automates your medical imaging workflow for clinical trials.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Biotechnology, Health Diagnostics, Pharmaceutical

Founders: Unknown

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13. Indy Health Insurance Company

The idea behind this startup: Indy Health owned Health Insurance Company with Medicare D plan and other insurance product lines.

Headquarters: Westerville, Ohio, United States

Industries: Health Care, Health Insurance, Insurance, Pharmaceutical

Founders: Unknown

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14. Acclinate

The idea behind this startup: SaaS

Headquarters: Huntsville, Alabama, United States

Industries: Biopharma, Health Care, Pharmaceutical

Founders: Delmonize Smith

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15. Pranify, Inc.

The idea behind this startup: SaaS

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Advertising Platforms, Marketing Automation, Pharmaceutical

Founders: Ian Orekondy

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16. Portugrow

The idea behind this startup: You invest, we grow! Crowdfunding for medicinal plants cultivation

Headquarters: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: Cannabis, Crowdfunding, Finance, Pharmaceutical

Founders: Unknown

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17. BizProLeap

The idea behind this startup: BizProLeap provides business development opportunities to Healthcare & Life Science domain companies.

Headquarters: Dettingen An Der Erms, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

Industries: Biotechnology, Business Development, Business Intelligence, Consulting, Health Care, Pharmaceutical

Founders: Unknown

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18. 428 Pharma

The idea behind this startup: Biotech / Pharma spin out

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Biotechnology, Health Care, Health Diagnostics, Life Science, Pharmaceutical

Founders: Unknown

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19. Pharmaceutical Bank

The idea behind this startup: Automate Pharmaceutical And Medical Product Sourcing

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Pharmaceutical

Founders: Dainis Kanopa

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20. Illummi Biotechnologies, Inc.

The idea behind this startup: Illummi Biotechnologies supplies CBD oil-based products to pharmaceutical and wholesale supply chains.

Headquarters: Lehi, Utah, United States

Industries: Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical

Founders: Unknown

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21. Asada Seiyaku

The idea behind this startup: Asada Seiyaku engages in the development and sales of CBD raw materials.

Headquarters: Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Industries: Pharmaceutical, Sales, Wholesale

Founders: Unknown

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