Headquarters: United States of America / Establishment: 2016 / CEO: Tomohiro Takano

Awakens, Inc. develops and provides Genome Link API, a cloud-based API solution for B2B use. This product enables anyone to develop DNA-individualized products merely with encoding. The company envisions a world in which anyone can have DNA data on themselves and utilize it in all sorts of fields including meals, nutrition, fitness, beauty, and medical services. It is taking aim at a DNA version of PayPal and Twilio. It was founded in 2017 by three persons involved in genomics in Japan and a person who received a Ph.D. from Stanford University. Headquartered in the United States in Silicon Valley, it has been participating in Illumina Accelerator since July 2017 and Berkeley SkyDeck Accelerator since 2018.