In recent years, the growing complexity of R&D data has become so prohibitive that it often blocks scientific progress.

We build data infrastructure for biology, enabling data scientists and engineers with a shared data layer for R&D teams of any size.

We aim to do what git and GitHub did for code for R&D data and help integrate wet & dry labs, humans & AI, knowledge & data, and siloed teams & organizations.


Founders: We build the tools we wish we had.

  • Alex Wolf: Scientific computing & software since 2009. Created Scanpy & led build-up of a compute platform for drug discovery.

  • Sunny Sun: Biology across the dry and wet lab since 2012. Focus on genome engineering & cell biology in health & disease.


  • Bernardo Penteado: Mechanical engineer turned genome miner, intrigued by ontology design patterns.

  • Frederic Enard: Tech CTO fascinated by computational biology.

  • Sergei Rybakov: Core contributions to Scanpy and explainable autoencoders.

If you’re interested in joining or collaborating, please reach out!


Lamin is still pre-product and pre-company launch.

We are working with our design partners on improving LaminDB.

  • 2022-11: Sign first paying customer.

  • 2022-09: Raise seed financing round. Enter public beta.

  • 2022-08: Launch enterprise pilots with design partners.

  • 2022-07: Incorporate Lamin Labs, Inc. and Lamin Labs GmbH (German subsidiary).

  • 2022-05: Acceptance into YC.

  • 2022-05: Launch website and private beta for collaborators.

  • 2022-04: Start writing code.