Business: Focuses on inducing proteins as anticancer agents in the discovery and commercialization of products.
Headquarters: La Jolla, Calif.
Founded: September 1998
VC raised to date: $34.9 million
Capital raised one year ago: $4.8 million
Investors: Aurora Capital, Bay City Capital, Domain Associates, Kingsbury Associates, Prospect Venture Partners and Rho Ventures
Plans one year ago: Senomyx set out to develop novel products for various applications involving taste and smell. The company was also considering a possible initial public offering.
Status: Senomyx filed an S-1 in February 2001, then pulled its IPO in September, citing poor market conditions. The company is currently seeking another round of private equity.