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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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A company developing antibody-based biological medicines for kidney diseases and other chronic diseases. Visterra was acquired by Otsuka Pharmaceutical in 2018.

Rubius Therapeutics is a biotechnology company using stem cells to develop red blood cell cellular therapies.

Editas Medicine is a genome editing company founded in 2013 that is using CRISPR technology to treat patients with genetically defined diseases.

Indigo is an agricultural technology company utilizing natural microbiology and digital technologies to improve farmers' profitability, environmental sustainability and consumer health.

T2 Biosystems is a Lexington, Massachusetts-based healthcare company.

A company focused on mapping and controlling the genes to treat diseases

Tangent Medical Technologies is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based healthcare company.

KSQ Therapeutics is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company.

Inari is an agriculture company.

Foghorn Therapeutics is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company.

Cygnal Therapeutics is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company.

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Adam J Koch

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Avak Kahvejian

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Bill Koteff

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Brett Morrison

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Brian Fiske

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Bruce Miller

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Chris Varma

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Chuck Carelli

Chief Financial Officer



Chuck Eesley

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David Berry

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Deepak Jagannathan

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Devesh Khanal

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Edwin Kania

Co-Founder/Managing Partner



Emil Mamedov

Employee



Grace Brueckner

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Harry Wilcox

Chief Operating Officer



Jacqueline Heard

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Jaime Mateus

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Jameson Rogers

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Jason Patrick Schrum

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