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RA Capital Management

RA Capital Management

A venture capital and private equity firm investing in public and private healthcare and life science companies.

RA Capital Management is a venture capital and private equity firm investing in public and private healthcare and life science companies that is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and was founded in 2004 by Richard Aldrich.

Investments

According to Crunchbase (as of December 2019), RA Capital Management has made 114 investments, lead 28 investments, and made a total of 62 exits. Notable investments made by Ra Capital Management (as of December 2019) include: Audentes Therapeutics, 89bio, Bluebird Bio, Precision BioSciences, Moderna Therapeutics, Peloton Therapeutics, Orchard Therapeutics, Phathom Pharmaceuticals, Global Blood Therapeutics, and AveXis. 

Investment funds

RA Capital Nexus Fund

On July 15, 2019 RA Capital Management announced raising $308 million for their RA Capital Nexus Fund. The fund increases the firms deal capiacity to $1 billion, and the total managed assets to about $2.5 billion. The firms plans on using the fund to invest in companies working on products and services realted to neurology, oncology, cardiovascular disease, and rare diseases.









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Funded Companies

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A biopharmaceutical company that develops treatments for multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacterial infection

ViaCyte is a biotechnology company using stem cells to create pancreatic beta cell precursors for treating diabetes.

Nkarta Therapeutics is a biotechnology company using natural killer (NK) immune cells for cellular therapies.

Vor BioPharma is a biotechnology company developing hematopoietic stem cell therapy treatments for cancer.

Solid Biosciences is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotechnology company.

Black Diamond Therapeutics is a Biotechnology company.

WhiteSwell is dedicated to advancing treatment of acute decompensated heart failure .

Braeburn Pharmaceuticals is a Plymouth, Pennsylvania-based company.

Stoke Therapeutics is a Bedford, Massachusetts-based company.

Imara is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company.

Expansion Therapeutics is a San Diego-based company.

Akouos is a Brookline, Massachusetts-based company.

InflaRx is a Germany-based company.

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Andrew Levin, MD, PhD

Managing Director



Ben Dake, PhD

Venture Associate



Chieze Ibeneche-Nnewihe, PhD

Venture Associate



Derek DiRocco, PhD

Principal



Jake Simson, PhD

Principal



Jamie Kasuboski, PhD

Venture Senior Associate



Josh Resnick, MD

Managing Director



Mary Pat Connolly

Investment Research Coordinator



Matthew Hammond, PhD

Principal



Nathanial Brooks Horowitz

Corporate Development Manager



Neta Batscha

Analyst



Peter Kolchinsky, PhD

Managing Partner



Rajeev Shah

Managing Partner



Ryan Berry, PhD

Analyst



Zach Scheiner, PhD

Principal



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July 24, 2019
TechCrunch
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