ARCH Venture Partners

ARCH Venture Partners

A venture capital firm in Illinois that focuses on life science discoveries to prevent, detect and cure disease.

ARCH Venture Partners is a venture capital firm in Illinois that focuses on life science discoveries to prevent, detect and cure disease. Founded 1986 in Chicago, Illinois, United States by Clinton Bybee, Keith Crandell, Robert Nelsen and Steven Lazarus, it invests in early stage ventures, seed, series B, series A, series C, and post-IPO equity. Its portfolio companies include Volastra Therapeutics, Sonoma BioTherapeutics, Vizgen, EQRx, and Omniome. As of April 2020, ARCH Venture Partners has made 321 investments. Their most recent investment was on February 11, 2020, when Volastra Therapeutics raised $12M. ARCH Venture Partners has had 69 exits, the most notable of which include Twist Bioscience, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, and Juno Therapeutics. The company has raised 10 funds, their latest being ARCH Venture Fund X. This fund was announced on October 25, 2019 and raised a total of $635.8M.

Timeline

1986

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

Grail is a biotechnology company headquartered in Menlo Park, California that was founded as a spinoff of Illumina Inc and initially headed by Jeffrey Huber in 2016, focused on making a medical device that can detect early stage cancer.

Designs and manufactures nanotechnology materials to improve display color performance and batteries

A biotechnology company developing drugs and treatments to diminish negative health effects associated with aging.

Nebula Genomics is a genetics company developing a platform for individuals to get their personal genome sequenced, and then enable them to store and control that information through cryptographic encryption on the blockchain.

A company developing gene therapies for the treatment of genetic diseases and cancer.

Sage Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company founded by Douglas Covey and Steven Paul in 2010 and headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts focused on the discovery and development of medicines to address central nervous system disorders.

A synthetic biology company using CRISPR to develop a portfolio of genetic medicines.

A Cambridge, MA - based startup that uses gene editing tech for xenotransplantation procedures in the medical industry.

A biotechnology company using photosynthetic organisms to make renewable solutions.

Crystal IS manufactures high-performance deep UV (UVC) LEDs for water and surface disinfection, monitoring, and sterilization applications in a variety of industries.

Aira is a computer vision connected devices virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) company developing tools for the visually impaired. Aira.IO is a wearable device to help the visually impaired gain more mobility and independence.

Luna DNA is company providing a marketplace for genetic data using blockchain based data storage.

Juno Therapeutics is a Biopharmaceutical company owned by Celgene.

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

Adesto Technologies is a Santa Clara, California-based semiconductor company.

A company that focuses on discovery and development of prescription aesthetic medicine

Omeros is a Seattle-based biotechnology company founded by Konrad Tylka.

Boundless Bio is a pioneer in understanding and treating the most intractable cancers. They have charted a new spatial map of the cancer genome within cancer cells and are harnessing their scientific founders' discoveries about "extrachromosomal DNA," or ecDNA, to drive a revolution in cancer therapeutics.

Impinj is a Seattle-based company founded by Carver Mead.

A company focused on developing treatments for immune diseases

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
250,000,000
April 23, 2014
450,000,000
November 18, 2016
600,000,000
October 26, 2018
400,000,000
March 17, 2016
600,000,000
October 26, 2018
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Amber Lu

Employee

Joshua White

Advisor

Keith Gillard

Board member

Michael Knapp

Employee

Mike Slawson

Employee

Vu Nguyen

Investor

Further reading

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Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Epirium Bio

EQRx

Omniome

Sonoma BioTherapeutics

Transcenta

Vizgen

Volastra Therapeutics

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Jonathan Shieber
April 2, 2020
TechCrunch
Against a backdrop where the life-or-death consequences of biotechnology innovation are becoming increasingly apparent as the world races to develop vaccines and therapies to treat COVID-19, life sciences investor ARCH Venture Partners has raised $1.46 billion in funding to finance new tech development. The two funds, ARCH Venture Fund X and ARCH Venture Fund X [...]
Emma Court and Clarrie Feinstein
September 27, 2019
Business Insider
Since an analysis from Jefferies was released, three of the companies it tapped have said that they plan to go public.

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