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5AM Ventures

5AM Ventures

A venture capital firm investing in primarily in life science companies. It was founded in 2002 and is located in San Francisco, California.

5AM Ventures is a venture capital firm investing in primarily in life science companies and was founded in 2002 by Andrew Schwab and John Diekman. The companies in the firm's portfolio are in the industries of healthcare, biopharmacuticals, life sciences, medical technology, and research instruments. The companies in the portfolio have more than 35 clinical trials in process (as of 2019) in order to create breakthroughs using the technology built by its start-up companies. 



The firm has raised eight funds since 2002, totaling more than one billion dollars. Investors have included institutional investors, funds-of-funds, family offices, foundations, and endowments. 

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Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

A biotechnology and software company offering prescription digital therapeutics.

A company developing products to treat respiratory diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

A company developing therapies for psychological and neurological illnesses

Cabaletta Bio is a biotechnology company developing cellular therapies for autoimmune disease.

Vor BioPharma is a biotechnology company developing hematopoietic stem cell therapy treatments for cancer.

A company focused on developing chemical process technology for production of chemicals from renewable feedstocks

A medical device company developing tools for orthopedic surgeons

A biopharmaceutical company developing drugs to treat cardiovascular and renal diseases

A pharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercializtion of antibacterials for the treatment of infections

A biopharmaceutical company developing protein therapeutics

A company developing inhaled therapies to treat, prevent the spread of infectious and progressive respiratory diseases

A protein analysis company developing products and systems to analyze protein

A pharmaceutical company developing protein degradation drugs to treat cancer and other diseases

IDEAYA Biosciences is an oncology-focused biotechnology company committed to the discovery of breakthrough synthetic lethality

A biopharmaceutical company that develops antibody-based therapeutics to treat cancer

A drug discovery and developement company focused on therapeutics for diabetes and obesity

A company developing macromolecular therapeutics to treat diseases

Impel NeuroPharma is a Seattle-based healthcare company.

Anaphore develops protein therapeutics for diseases.

scPharmaceuticals is a Burlington, Massachusetts-based company.

Audentes Therapeutics is a San Francisco-based company.

Homology Medicines is a Bedford, Massachusetts-based company.

Expansion Therapeutics is a San Diego-based company.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
10,000,000
10,000,000
December 4, 2013
2,115,000
2,115,000
December 15, 2009
285,000,000
285,000,000
May 27, 2016
119,250,000
119,250,000
March 18, 2009
350,000,000
October 4, 2018
150,000,000
October 4, 2018
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Andrew J. Schwab

Managing Partner and Co-Founder



John Diekman

Managing Partner and Co-Founder



Kush M Parmar, MD, PhD

Managing Partner



Further reading

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Author
Link
Type
Date

5AM Ventures raises nearly half a billion for 2 new VC funds

Conor Hale

Web

February 13, 2019

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Companies

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