Altitude Life Science Ventures

Altitude Life Science Ventures

A venture capital firm in Colorado that focuses on life science markets with strong demand and growth potential.

Altitude Life Science Ventures is a venture capital firm in Colorado that focuses on life science markets with strong demand and growth potential. Founded 2006 in Durango, Colorado, United States by Steve Johnson and Dave Maki, it invests in early stage ventures and late stage ventures. Its portfolio companies include Omniome, Nuvation Bio, Encoded Therapeutics, Inc., BlackThorn Therapeutics, Vividion Therapeutics, Beam Therapeutics, Millendo Therapeutics, Omniome, UNITY Biotechnology, and Effector Therapeutics. As of March 2020, Altitude Life Science Ventures has made 31 investments. Their most recent investment was on January 9, 2020, when Omniome raised $60M. Altitude Life Science Ventures has had eight exits, the most notable of which include Vir Biotechnology, UNITY Biotechnology, and Receptos. The company has raised a single venture fund, Altitude Life Science Ventures Fund III.

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Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Unity Biotechnology

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

A biopharmaceutical company developing neurobehavioural therapeutic treatments using artificial intelligence and clinical neuroscience.

A biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of novel therapeutics in the field of Epigenetics

Encoded Therapeutics is a developer of genomics-driven precision medicine targeting and treating genetic diseases and disorders.

DiCE Molecules is a Redwood City, California-based company.

A company developing pharmaceutical products with attenuated tissue specific toxicity

Vividion Therapeutics is a San Diego-based company.

Sienna Biopharmaceuticals is a Westlake Village, California-based company.

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Dave Maki

Managing Partner

Kristen Wong

Associate

Further reading

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Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

UNITY Biotechnology

Beam Therapeutics

BlackThorn Therapeutics

Effector Therapeutics

Encoded Therapeutics, Inc.

Millendo Therapeutics

Nuvation Bio

Omniome

Vividion Therapeutics

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