NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Tute Genomics said this week that it has raised $1.5 million in a seed round of funding to advance its genome analysis software.

The company also said that it raised an additional $300,000 from AngelList, a fundraising platform for startups, through its new syndicate mechanism.

Investors in the seed round included Wilmington Pharmatech, Salt Lake Life Science Angels, Peak Ventures, Park City Angel Network, and individual angel investors.

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