COMPASS Pathways

COMPASS Pathways

COMPASS Pathways is a life sciences company founded in 2016, based in London, UK, that develops clinical research programs and treatments for depression and works to accelerate patient access to evidence-based innovations in mental health.

COMPASS Pathways received Breakthrough Therapy designation in Autumn 2018 from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its psilocybin therapy to treat depression. COMPASS Pathways will run a large-scale psilocybin therapy clinical trial for treatment-resistant depression in Europe and North America in 2018-2019.

Psilocybin therapy uses psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient in the psilocybin mushrooms, also known as “magic mushrooms”, and is given along with psychological support. In the UK and the US, Psilocybin therapy how shown promise in terms of efficacy and safety for depression treatment in academic studies.

COMPASS Pathways is making psilocybin available free of charge through the Medicines Chest programme to the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP).

Timeline

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
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Funding round date
Investment
COMPASS Pathways Seed round, August 2017
3,870,000
August 17, 2017
3 Results
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People

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Ekaterina Malievskaia

Co-Founder, Chief Medical Officer

George Goldsmith

Co-Founder, Chairman

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Kevin O'Leary
November 17, 2020
Business Insider
With Oregon as the first-ever state to legalize psychedelics on election day, the Shark Tank investor shares three things to look out for.
Michael Stothard
November 16, 2020
Sifted
Christian Angermayer has been one of the investors most resonsible for the global psychedelic renaissance with Compass Pathways and Atai Life Sciences.
Jonah Engel Bromwich
February 28, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Venture capital arrives for psychedelics.

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