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Longwood Fund

Longwood Fund

Longwood Founders Fund is a venture fund that finances science-based companies that develop solutions for medical problems.

Longwood Fund was founded in 2010 by Christoph Westphal, Michelle Dipp and Richard Aldrich. Longwood Fund Management, LLC operates as a venture capital firm. The company invests in healthcare and life science sectors with a focus on biotechnology and therapeutics. Longwood Fund Management serves its clients in the United States.

Longwood's mission is to identify technologies and fund companies that make a difference in the lives of patients, and also create significant value for investors. Longwood's stated goal is to launch and building healthcare companies and provide operational leadership and strategic guidance.

Founders

Christoph Westphal MD, PhD, has served as co-founder, CEO, and lead investor of six companies (including Alnylam, Acceleron, Sirtris, and Momenta) that have completed IPOs, yielding an aggregate, sustained, value of $16 billion. Rich Aldrich was a co-founder of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, which currently has a market capitalisation of $60 billion.

Investments

Longwood Founders Fund invests during early stage and late stage venture as well as dealing with Private Equity. Longwood Founders Fund has raised a total of $85 million across 4 funds, their latest being Longwood Fund V. Investments include Recros Medica, Bicycle Therapeutics and Channel Medsystems with exits including Flex Pharma, Verastem Oncology and PTC Therapeutics.

Timeline

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Arielle Jackson

Director of Investor Relations

Christoph Westphal

Co-Founder & General Partner

David H Donabedian

Partner

David Steinberg

Venture Partner

Jame Mutamba

Principal

John Lawrence

Chief Financial Officer

Lea Hachigian

Principal

Rich Aldrich

Co-Founder & General Partner

Shaan Gandhi

Principal

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Companies

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Alnara Pharmaceuticals

Archer

Axial Biotherapeutics

Bicycle Therapeutics

Calithera Biosciences

Channel Medsystems

Colorescience

FlexPharma

Grail

Illuminoss Medical

KalVista

Millendo Therapeutics

Mitobridge

OvaScience Inc

PTC Therrapeutics

Pulmocide

Recros Medica

Renovia Inc

Sitryx

TScan

Twenty Eight - Seven

Verastem

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