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Abingworth (company)

Abingworth (company)

Abingworth is a venture capital firm investing in seed-stage life sciences startups.

Abingworth is a venture capital firm founded in 1973. The firm's headquarters is located in London, United Kingdom, with additional offices in the United States at San Francisco and Boston. As of October 2019, Abingworth has sold off its ownership in 134 companies and is currently managing a portfolio of 25 companies.

Abingworth focuses on funding companies based in Europe and the United States. Sector-wise, Abingworth provides funding for companies in the life sciences industry, with a specific interest in fields such as biotherapeutics, small molecules, nucleic acid therapeutics, and vaccines. For each company, the firm allocates an investment total at a range of $15-$30 million.

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Labcyte is a global biotechnology tools company headquartered in San Jose, California, that develops tools for liquid handling.

A company focused on development of products to treat central nervous system disorders, pain and rare diseases

A company developing therapies for psychological and neurological illnesses

An independent vaccine platform in California that focuses on delivering best-in-class conjugate vaccines and complex antigen-based vaccines to prevent deadly infectious diseases.

A company focused on the discovery and development of treatments for rare inherited diseases.

A company developing RNA-based therapeutics for genetic disorders, infections and cancer

A company dedicated on the discovery and development of small molecule therapeutics to treat cancer

A biopharmaceutical company developing small molecule drugs for asthma, chronic allergy and inflammatory conditions

VenatoRx Pharmaceuticals is a Malvern, Pennsylvania-based company.

Personalis is a Menlo Park, California-based company.

Gynesonics is a Redwood City, California-based healthcare company.

Chiasma Pharma is a Waltham, Massachusetts-based company.

NousCom is a Switzerland-based company.

Wilson Therapeutics is a Burlington, Massachusetts-based company.

Attenua is a Mountain View, California-based company.

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Alex Asquith

Counsel

Andrew Sinclair

Partner, Portfolio Manager

Bali Muralidhar

Partner

Brian Gallagher

Partner

Genghis Lloyd-Harris

Managing Partner

Jackie Grant

Principal

James Abell

Partner and CFO

John Heard

Partner and General Counsel

Ken Haas

Partner

Kurt von Emster

Managing Partner

Sarah Shackelton

Partner, Marketing and Talent

Shelley Chu

Partner

Tim Haines

Chairman & Managing Partner

Vincent Miles

Partner

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