Third Rock Ventures is a venture capital firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The firm was established by Kevin Starr, Mark Levin, and Robert Tepper in 2007. As of July 2019, Third Rock Ventures is managing an active portfolio of 34 companies and has sold off its ownership in 57 companies. The firm specializes in funding companies at the early stage of development, in the field of biotechnology. Third Rock ventures provided venture capital to MyoKardia, a company which focuses on genetic heart diseases, that went public in 2015.
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- Venture capitalVenture capital is a form of private equity financing that is provided by venture capital firms or funds to startups, early-stage, and emerging companies, that have been deemed to have high growth potential or which have demonstrated high growth. Capital invested usually carries a substantial element of risk.