Asa Ren, an Indonesia-based DNA data company based in Indonesia, has on last week announced the closing of a new early stage round of fundings of $8.15 million.

This oversubscribed round was co-led by Top Harvest Capital (Silicon Valley USA), Kejora Capital (Kejora-SBI Orbit Fund and Orbit Capital Malaysia), and Marcy Venture Partners (Silicon Valley USA), with participation from Northstar Ventures, Naya Capital, PT Diagnos Laboratorium Utama Tbk, and a number of prominent angel investors, Asa Ren said in a statement.

As part of the round, Kejora Capital’s Founder and Managing Partner Andy Zain will join the company’s board of directors along with InterBIO Chief Executive Officer Irawan Mulyadi.

With this funding, Asa Ren aims to enable innovation in Indonesia’s healthcare industry through the utilization of longitudinal and genomic data for accelerating drug discovery and personalized treatments.

Currently, the firm provides a direct-to-consumer DNA test that offers more than 360 reports – including predisposed health risks, ancestry, and other reports for adults, young parents and childrens.

To a greater extent, the new capital injection will allow the company to expand its efforts in deepening its digital capabilities, developing clinical bioinformatics, an electronic health passport, and a clinico-genomic database focused on non-communicable diseases.

In addition, the company also aims to add medical diagnosis and complete health data of the customers.

“Our company is very pleased with this funding. Especially to be trusted by such reputable partners and global-investors is an honor for us. This also marked a milestone achievement in Indonesia’s dynamic genomic and healthcare industry development. Asa Ren is focused on building this industry with all our key partners,” said Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Asa Ren Aloysius Liang.

Asa Ren is one of Indonesia’s first DNA data company which aims to accelerate drug discovery and personalized treatments for Southeast Asia’s healthcare industry by developing clinico-genomic databases from both healthy, and confirmed diagnostic populations.

The firm’s suite of technology allows its customers to understand and manage their own healthcare data through their genetic profile, 360 phenotypes, and medical records for a more personalized healthcare experience.

With the data model built, the platform powers Asa Ren’s data and innovation group to be an integral part of the pharmaceutical industry’s research, development and innovation arm, focused in human genetics across a spectrum of disease areas – including oncology, cardiovascular diseases, and in addition to other non-communicable diseases – in bringing a higher quality healthcare options. Asa Ren’s vision is to build the most diverse global clinico-genomic databases.

“The Asa Ren team is uniquely positioned to bring genomics at scale to the Indonesian population. Their partnerships, their laboratory capabilities, and the scope of their ambition stood out for us,” said Adam Ghobarah from Top Harvest Capital.

As one of the Board of Directors at Asa Ren, Andy Zain, the Founder and Managing Partner of Kejora Capital also shared his support for the biotechnology company succession.

“Indonesia has the highest biodiversity in Southeast Asia with 1,300+ ethnic groups in the country. This provides a ripe opportunity for innovation and genetic research to improve the health and welfare of the country. We believe Asa Ren has all the right ingredients to capture this opportunity,” he said.

According to the statement, Asa Ren has signed service agreements with more than 47 prominent hospital and clinic partners and is expecting to grow its distribution footprint to more than 60 hospital and clinic partners by the end of 2023.

The company is looking forward to bringing its value-added capability to escalate and improve Indonesia’s healthcare and ecosystem.

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