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Third Rock Ventures

Third Rock Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Boston, founded in 2007, which invests in biotechnology startups.

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.

Timeline

October 31, 2016

Third Rock announces $616m Fund IV

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

A biopharmaceutical company that develops nanotherapeutic treatments for ocular diseases and other eye related conditions

Voyager Therapeutics is a biotechnology company founded in 2014 that is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts developing gene therapies to treat neurological disorders.

A biotechnology company that develops Probodies, proteolytically-activated antibodies to treat cancer.

A biotechnology company developing blood sampling and testing devices. It was founded in 2008 and is located in Medford, Massachusetts.

A company developing gene therapies for the treatment of genetic diseases and cancer.

Sage Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company founded by Douglas Covey and Steven Paul in 2010 and headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts focused on the discovery and development of medicines to address central nervous system disorders.

Editas Medicine is a genome editing company founded in 2013 that is using CRISPR technology to treat patients with genetically defined diseases.

Magenta Therapeutics is a biotechnology company using stem cells to develop cellular therapies for immune and blood-based diseases.

Foundation Medicine is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based healthcare company.

Neon Therapeutics is a biotechnology company developing immunotherapies for treating cancer.

A biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of novel therapeutics in the field of Epigenetics

A biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the treatment of metabolic disorders such as obesity

A biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for sickle cell disease

A company developing enzyme-based products for the treatmnet of gastrointestinal disorders and rare diseases

A company that develops oral enzyme therapeutics for the treatment of metabolic and kidney disorders

A company developing protein homeostasis therapies for oncology, immunology, and inflammation cases

A pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the treatment of bladder diseases

A biopharmaceutical company that develops antibody-based therapeutics to treat cancer

A company developing oral protein therapeutics to treat metabolic diseases

A biotechnology company that develops topical treatment for nail fungal infections

A biotechnology company offering platform for therapeutic antibodies discovery

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Description
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed

500,000,000
500,000,000
March 25, 2013

600,000,000
600,000,000
November 2, 2016

400,000,000
April 9, 2010
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Agnieszka Czechowicz

Advisor

Alice Jacobs

Employee

Chris Varma

Employee

Craig Muir

Partner, Cheif Technology Officer

Daniel Poscover

Employee

Elizabeth Kwo, MD

Employee

Emily Duff

Employee

Hana Bauguess

Employee

Ivan Hyep

Employee

Kevin Gillis

Partner, CFO

Michelle Gonzalez

Employee

Richard Cammett

Employee

Sarah Larson

Partner, Chief Human Resources Officer

Walter Kowtoniuk

Employee

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