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Adverum Biotechnologies

Adverum Biotechnologies

Adverum is a gene therapy company committed to discovering and developing novel medicines to patients living with rare diseases and diseases of the eye.

Adverum, formerly Avalanche Biotechnologies, is a biotechnology company developing gene therapies for patients living with rare diseases and diseases of the eye that is headquartered in Menlo Park, California and was founded in 2006 by Mark S. Blumenkranz, Mitchell H. Finer, Steven D. Schwartz, and Thomas W. Chalberg. The company officially became Adverum Biotechnologies in May, 2016 after the merger of Avalanche Biotechnologies and Annapurna Therapeutics. 

Funding

Venture round I

On November 22, 2013 Adverum Biotechnologies completed a venture capital round raising $5.7 million in capital from undisclosed investors. 

Series B

On April 22, 2014 Adverum Biotechnologies completed their series B funding round with $55 million in capital from Venrock (lead investor), Sabby Capital, Rock Springs Capital, Redmile Group, Deerfield, and Adage Capital management. 

Venture round II

On September 7, 2014 Adverum Biotechnologies completed their second venture capital round with $10 million in funding from undisclosed investors. 

Timeline

May 7, 2016

Merger of Avalanche Biotechnologies and Annapurna Therapeutics

The company officially became Adverum Biotechnologies in May, 2016 after the merger of Avalanche Biotechnologies and Annapurna Therapeutics. 

September 19, 2014

Venture funding round II

On September 7, 2014 Adverum Biotechnologies completed their second venture capital round with $10 million in funding from undisclosed investors. 

April 22, 2014

Series B funding round

On April 22, 2014 Adverum Biotechnologies completed their series B funding round with $55 million in capital from Venrock (lead investor), Sabby Capital, Rock Springs Capital, Redmile Group, Deerfield, and Adage Capital management. 

November 2, 2013

Venture funding round I

On November 22, 2013 Adverum Biotechnologies completed a venture capital round raising $5.7 million in capital from undisclosed investor

People

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Mark S. Blumenkranz

Co-Founder



Carla Fiankan

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs



Claire Gelfman

Executive Director, Pharmaceutical Development



Jennifer Cheng

Vice President and General Council



Leone Patterson

CEO, Director, and CFO



Mehdi Gasmi

President and CSO



Michael Steel

Vice President, Quality



Mike Fitzgerald

Vice President , Human Resources



Mitchell H. Finer

Co-Founder



Pratik Jaluria

Executive Director, Process Development and Manufacturing



Steven D. Schwartz

Co-Founder



Thomas W. Chalberg

Co-Founder



Further reading

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Avalanche Biotechnologies Agrees to Buy Annapurna Therapeutics

Genenews

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Here's Why Adverum Biotechnologies Dropped as Much as 42.4% Today

Maxx Chatsko

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