Biota deploys DNA sequencing and data science to explore the earth’s subsurface. We provide actionable diagnostics to the oil & gas industry for maximizing reservoir economics and reducing environmental impact. Biota delivers multimilliondollar value with insights into drainage volumes, well connectivity, and engineered completions. Our patented technology has been applied on over 200 wells by a majority of the top producers in US Shale.

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Founded in 2013, we are pioneering genomic diagnostics in the energy industry. Our entrepreneurial team consists of 20 people, mostly scientists and engineers, with diverse skills in petroleum engineering, data science, and DNA sequencing.
Together, we are Bringing New Life to ShaleTM.

<big>Ajay<br />
Kshatriya, P.E.</big>
Ajay
Kshatriya, P.E.
CEO

Entrepreneur. Former venture capitalist. Chemical engineer. Kshatriya focuses on the commercialization of biotech products.

<big>Dr. Rob<br />
Knight</big>
Dr. Rob
Knight
CSO

Renowned data science academic. DNA sequencing. Microbiology. Author of over 400 peer-reviewed publications and a presenter at TED and the World Economic Forum.

<big>Dr. Thomas<br />
Ishoey</big>
Dr. Thomas
Ishoey
CTO

Formerly CTO of Glori Energy and VP at Synthetic Genomics. Ishoey’s expertise is in developing and scaling biotech products.

<big>DR. VIK<br />
RAO</big>
DR. VIK
RAO
Chief Scientist

Globally recognized leader in oil & gas technology commercialization. Formerly CTO of Haliburton.

<big>ROB<br />
CHESS</big>
ROB
CHESS
BOARD CHAIRMAN

Entrepreneur. Faculty at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Chess currently serves as a board member of several public & private companies.

Advisors

Biota is honored to have an elite group of advisors with a combined 200 years of leadership experience in the oil and gas industry.

John Ely | Ed Will | Dharmesh Mehta | Jim Prestidge | Brad Holms | Vikki Dunn | Doug Elliot | Paul Henshaw

Institutional Investors

Additional financial support from world-class angel investors including Curtis HuffSteve Blank and Jon Feiber.