Vida Ventures

Vida Ventures

Vida Ventures is a bicoastal life sciences seed stage venture capital firm, founded in 2017 by a group of scientists, physicians, entrepreneurs, and investors. The firm's inaugural fund was raised in November 2017 and has $295 million in assets under management.

Vida Ventures was co-founded by Arie Belldegrun, Fred Cohen, Stefan Vitorovic, Joshua Kazam, Arjun Goyal and Len Potter. Vida Ventures is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Business history

In August 2017, it was reported that Vida Ventures has participated in a $83.5 million Series B financing round for Homology Medicines.

In December 2017, it was announced that Vida Ventures participated in a $62 million Series B financing round for Pionyr Therapeutics.

In March 2018, Homology Medicines, one of the companies Vida Ventures has invested in, began trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker "FIXX". Homology Medicines has raised $165 million in its initial public offering.

In April 2018, it was announced that Vida Ventures participated in a $300 million Series A financing round for Allogene Therapeutics.

In May 2018, it was announced that Vida Ventures participated in a $18 million seed financing round for Kronos Bio.

In July 2018, it was announced that Vida Ventures participated in a $85.4 Series E financing round for Sutro Biopharma.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Homology Medicines

A genetic medicines company in Massachusetts that focuses on patients suffering from rare genetic diseases.

Kronos Bio is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based therapeutics company working on research and development of therapies that modulate historically recalcitrant cancer targets.

Pionyr Immunotherapeutics is a San Francisco-based biotechnology company and developer of cancer immunotherapies designed to target the tumor microenvironment.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Vida Ventures, LLC
254,800,000
254,800,000
December 5, 2017
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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Ankit Solanki

Advisor

Ishan Manaktala

Advisor

Karthik A Kulkarni

Advisor

Kenneth Leder

Advisor

Rohini Pandhi

Advisor

Further reading

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Type
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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

A2 Biotherapeutics

Allogene Therapeutics

Homology Medicines

Kronos Bio

Pionyr Immunotherapeutics

Praxis Precision Medicines

Sutro Biopharma

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