ARCH Venture Partners
ARCH Venture Partners invests in the development of seed and early stage technology companies that have the potential to grow rapidly into successful businesses. ARCH invests primarily in companies co-founded with leading scientists and entrepreneurs, concentrating on bringing to market innovations in life sciences, physical sciences, and information technology. ARCH Ventures enjoys special recognition as a leader in the successful commercialization of technologies developed at academic research institutions and national laboratories. ARCH currently manages seven funds totaling nearly $1.5 billion and has invested in the earliest venture capital rounds for more than 120 companies. ARCH investors include major corporations, pension funds, endowment funds, financial institutions, and private investors. For more information visit www.archventure.com.
Bain Capital Ventures
Bain Capital Ventures is the Boston-based venture capital arm of Bain Capital, whose affiliates manage over $50 billion of assets. Founded in 1984, Bain Capital and its affiliates have invested in over 230 companies with such notable successes as Doubleclick, Gartner Group and Staples. Bain’s history of investing in early stage companies also dates back to 1984, having made over 120 venture-stage investments since inception. In 2001, Bain Capital Ventures was formed as a separate arm of Bain Capital to focus exclusively on seed through late-stage growth investments in software, hardware, information, healthcare, and technology-driven business services companies. For more information visit www.baincapital.com.
Realizing entrepreneurial innovation is the mission of Flagship Ventures. The firm operates through two synergistic units: VentureLabs™ which invents and launches transformative companies, and Venture Capital, which finances and develops innovative, early-stage companies. Founded in 2000, and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Flagship Ventures manages over $900 million in capital. The Flagship team is active in three principal business sectors: therapeutics, health technologies and sustainability/clean technology. Past successful Flagship portfolio companies include: Accuri Cytometers (acquired by Becton, Dickinson and Company), Adnexus (acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb), Hypnion (acquired by Eli Lilly), Agios (NASDAQ: AGIO), AVEO (NASDAQ: AVEO), BG Medicine (NASDAQ: BGMD), Receptos (NASDAQ: RCPT), Tetraphase (NASDAQ: TTPH), and Morphotek (acquired by Eisai). Additional notable portfolio companies include: Affinnova, BIND Therapeutics, Joule Unlimited, Quanterix, and Moderna Therapeutics. For more information, please visit www.flagshipventures.com.