Lightstone Ventures

Lightstone Ventures

Lightstone Ventures is a leading global venture capital firm.

Lightstone Ventures was founded in 2012 by the General Partners and members of the life science teams of Advanced Technology Ventures (ATV) and Morgenthaler. The firm was formed to invest in life science companies. Lightstone investments include: Ardian, Avidia, Caremedic, Ensure, FoldRx, Forsight Vision2, Hypnion, IPC, Ironwood, IVS, MicroVention, Morphotek, Orexigen, Perclose, Plexxikon, Proteolix, Solta, Threshold, and TranS1. Lightstone Ventures have offices in Palo Alto, Calif., Boulder, Colo., Boston, Mass and Dublin, Ireland.

Investments

Lightstone Ventures has raised a total of $472 million across 3 funds, their latest being Fund II. This fund was announced on September 20, 2017 and raised a total of $250 million. Lightstone Singapore raised $50 million in 2016 and Lightstone Ventures raised $172 million in 2014. Investments include EarLens, Claret Medical and Disarm Therapeutics and exits include Flex Pharma, Nimbus Apollo and Catabasis Pharmaceuticals.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
ALX Oncology

ALX Oncology is a Burlingame, California-based biotechnology company working on pre-clinical stage immuno-oncology therapies.

Earlens Corporation is a Menlo Park, California-based company.

Flex Pharma is a Boston-based company founded by Eric Boutin.

Nuvaira, Inc. is a Minneapolis-based medical device company.

Cyteir Therapeutics is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company.

Gemini Therapeutics is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Lightstone Ventures, L.P.
250,000,000
April 2, 2013
50,000,000
50,000,000
January 26, 2016
200,000,000
June 2, 2017
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Anne Rublin

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Anne Turetsky

Vice President

Caroline Gaynor

Vice President

Chris Christoffersen

Special Partner

Hank Plain

General Partner

Hanson S. Gifford III

Partner

Isabella Zhang, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Employee

Jason Lettmann

General Partner

Jean George

General Partner

Juan-Pablo Mas

Employee

Kennth D. Noonan

CEO Lightstone Singapore

Mark E Deem

Partner

Mike Carusi

General Partner

Stacy Enxing Seng

Venture Partner

Susan Molineaux

Scientific Advisor

Wen Qi Ho

Associate

Further reading

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Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Date
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Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Acceleron

Alexo Therapeutics

Altura Medical

Ardian

Avidia

Cabochon

Cala Health

Calithera

Carrick Therapeutics

Catabasis

Catalyst Biosciences

Cerevance

Claret Medical

Cyteir Therapeutics

Disarm Therapeutics

EarLens

Elcelyx

EndoGastric Solutions

FIRE1

FivePrime

Flex Pharma

FoldRx

ForSight VISION 2

ForSight VISION 4

ForSight VISIONS

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