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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

Associated investment funds

3 Results
Investment Fund
Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total offering (USD)
Location
Location
Date signed
Date signed
250,000,000
April 2, 2013
50,000,000
January 26, 2016
200,000,000
June 2, 2017

Funded Companies

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



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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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