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Flagship Pioneering

Flagship Pioneering

U.S-based venture capital firm funding U.S-startups in the life science industry.

Established in 2000, Flagship Pioneering (previously known as Flagship Ventures) is a venture capital firm founded by Noubar Afeyan and Edwin Kania. The firm primarily operates from Cambridge, Massachusetts although it also has an office in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The firm is currently managing a portfolio containing 37 companies and has sold off its shares in 121 companies. The firm’s most recent investment occurred in December 2018 for Indigo Agriculture, a biotechnology company specializing in plant microbiome agricultural services.

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Flagship Pioneering focuses on funding startups that operate in the United States, especially in the Midwest region. The firm prefers to fund companies in the therapeutics, health technologies, life science, sustainability and clean technology business industries. It provides financing for companies at various stages of development, from incubation to growth stage. With its latest funding round raised in September 2017, the firm has managed to collect a total fund of $2.8 billion. During the September 2017 funding round, the firm amassed a total of $618 million in capital.

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Chuck Carelli

Chief Financial Officer



Edwin Kania

Co-Founder/Managing Partner



Harry Wilcox

Chief Operating Officer



Noubar Afeyan

Founder/Senior Managing Partner



Roger Pomerantz

Senior Partner



Stephane Bancel

Senior Partner



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