Quartzy

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Quartzy
Quartzy small.jpg
Web address http://www.quartzy.com/
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Professional network service
Launched January, 2009
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Durham, NC, USA

Quartzy is an online laboratory management system.[1] designed for research labs at pharma, biotech, and academic institutions and organizations. Quartzy has offices in Palo Alto, CA, USA, and in Durham, NC, USA.

Quartzy helps research labs manage their lab inventories, submit orders, track documents, and manage shared equipment. Quartzy is free to use for labs and has an advertising-supported business model.

History[edit]

Quartzy launched in January 2009. In 2010, Quartzy won the Olin Cup[1] and won Business Insider's Startup 2011 competition in New York City.[2][3] Quartzy participated in the Y Combinator accelerator program in Mountain View, CA in summer 2011 and in February 2012 announced that it had raised $1.2M from the Life Sciences Angel Network, SV Angel and other investors as a part of a seed round[4] In 2013, Quartzy raised $4M in venture capital with participation from Khosla Ventures along with other angel investors including Yammer founder, David Sacks[5] and Yelp founder, Jeremy Stoppelman[6][7]

Features, and how the site works[edit]

Scientists on Quartzy can join or create a "Group". The most common type of group on Quartzy is a group for the scientist's lab. Core Facilities also frequently create "Facility Groups" where the usage of shared equipment can be managed by the group administrator.

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