Advanced Technology Ventures
Founded in 1979, Advanced Technology Ventures (ATV) is a bi-coastal venture capital firm with more than $1.5 billion in capital under management. ATV works closely with entrepreneurial teams across several markets, including communications, IT infrastructure, software and services, and healthcare, to build emerging-growth business ventures into market leaders. For more information, visit www.atvcapital.com.
Bessemer Venture Partners
Bessemer Venture Partners was founded in 1911 and is one of the oldest venture capital firms in the US. Since its inception, Bessemer has built a global presence with offices in Silicon Valley, New York, Massachusetts, Israel, China, and India. Bessemer’s portfolio spans a broad range of industries and has included some of the most successful investment opportunities including Affymax, Centocor, Ingersoll Rand, Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, Skype, and Staples, Inc., among others. For more information, visit www.bvp.com
Flagship Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on creating, financing, and building innovative companies in the Life Science and Technology sectors. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Flagship Ventures was founded in 1999 and manages $700 million in capital. Prior to its founding, Flagship's principals were involved as founders or investors in over 100 firms including: Adolor, AltaVista, Anesta, Antigenics, Aspect Medical, Astral Point, Celera Genomics, ChemGenics Pharmaceuticals, Color Kinetics, Chantry Networks, Cytyc, DataSage, Exact Sciences, IDEXX, PerSeptive Biosystems, Somatogen, Telecorp PCS and TripAdvisor. For more information, visit www.flagshipventures.com.
MPM Capital is the world's largest life science-dedicated venture investor. With committed capital under management in excess of $2.5 billion, MPM Capital is uniquely structured to invest globally in healthcare innovation. MPM invests in biotechnology, specialty pharma, medical technology, and related companies that provide innovative medical products and requisite services to the healthcare industry. MPM BioEquities invests dynamically between late stage private and early stage public companies. For more information, visit www.mpmcapital.com
OrbiMed is a preeminent asset management firm focused on the global health sciences industry, with over $6 billion in assets under management across a family of venture capital funds, hedge funds and other investment vehicles. OrbiMed's investment advisory activities were founded in 1989 by Samuel D. Isaly with a vision to invest across the spectrum of healthcare companies: from small privately-held firms to large multinational companies. OrbiMed's investment team includes over 20 experienced professionals with backgrounds in science, medicine, finance and law. OrbiMed seeks to be the capital provider of choice for life sciences companies pursuing growth and new opportunities. For more information visit www.orbimed.com.
Polaris Venture Partners
Established in 1996, with offices in Waltham and Seattle, Polaris has over $3 billion under management. Polaris Venture Partners have helped build numerous market leading companies, including Accordant Health Services, Advanced Inhalation Research, Akamai Technologies, Allaire, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, American Superconductor, Aspect Medical Systems, Avici Systems, Centra Software, Classifieds2000, deCODE genetics, Exchange.com, Matrics, Microbia, Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Paradigm Genetics, Powersoft, PSCI, SolidWorks and TransForm Pharmaceuticals. More information about Polaris Venture Partners is available at www.polarisventures.com.
QVT originated as a non-traditional proprietary trading group inside an investment bank. Their core team has spent over 10 years working together to develop and implement innovative, fundamental and quantitatively-oriented trading strategies, many of which make extensive use of proprietary software developed by our most senior members. With over $6 billion under management, QVT is one of the largest hedge fund management companies launched in recent years. For more information, visit www.qvt.com
Sutter Hill Ventures
Founded in 1964, Sutter Hill Ventures is one of Silicon Valley's original venture capital firms. Healthcare companies backed by Sutter Hill include Amylin, Cor Therapeutics, Molecular Devices, Neurex, Omnicell and Praecis. For more information, visit www.shv.com.
Venrock is a leading venture capital firm with offices in Palo Alto, CA; New York, NY; and Cambridge, MA. Originally established as the venture capital arm of the Rockefeller family, Venrock continues an eight-decade tradition of partnering with entrepreneurs to establish successful, enduring companies. With a primary focus on technology, healthcare, and energy, portfolio companies have included Adify, Adnexus Therapeutics, Apple Computer, Athenahealth, Centocor, Check Point Software, DoubleClick, Gilead Sciences, Idec Pharmaceuticals, Illumina, Intel, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Sirna Therapeutics, StrataCom, and Vontu. For more information, please visit Venrock’s website at www.venrock.com and follow the firm on Twitter at @venrock.