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Dr. Joseph Jeong is a senior investment associate for Applied Ventures, the venture capital (VC) arm of Applied Materials, where he focuses on display and energy storage investments. He previously interned as an analyst with ARCH Venture Partners, a VC firm focused on life and physical sciences, and was a cleantech engineer at Samsung SDI and SB LiMotive, working on the research and development of automotive lithium-ion batteries and fuel cell systems. To learn more, visit http://www.appliedmaterials.com/company/applied-ventures/team.
The printing press revolutionized the world, transitioning the end of the Dark Ages to the beginning of the Renaissance. Could we be witnessing a similar revolution in the biotechnology space? The Applied Ventures team thinks so, and recently expanded our portfolio with an investment in Twist Bioscience Corporation, an advanced biotechnology start-up developing a proprietary semiconductor-based technology platform with the potential for synthetic gene manufacturing.