Janus Henderson Investors

Janus Henderson Group plc is an asset management holding entity. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides services to institutional, retail clients, and high net worth clients. It manages separate client-focused equity and fixed income portfolios. The firm also manages equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds for its clients. It invests in public equity and fixed income markets, as well as invests in real estate and private equity. Janus Henderson Group plc was founded in 1934 and is based in London, United Kingdom with additional offices in Jersey, United Kingdom and Sydney, Australia.
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99 past transactions

DTx Pharma

Series B in 2021
DTx Pharma, LLC, a biotechnology company, develops and commercializes fatty acid-conjugated peptide therapeutics for patients suffering from rare and chronic diseases worldwide. It offers medicines based on fatty acid motifs that deliver RNA medicines to tissues and organ systems beyond the liver. The company’s solutions are used for patients suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and central nervous system problems. DTx Pharma, LLC was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
Sonoma Biotherapeutics is a company invloved the development of adoptive Treg therapies cell for autoimmune and degenerative diseases. Using next generation genome editing and target-specific cell therapy, Sonoma is focused on developing its best-in-class platform across the entire spectrum of Treg cell therapeutic capabilities. Founded by pioneers in Treg biology and cell therapy, the company brings together leading expertise and proprietary methodologies for the discovery and development of disease modifying and curative therapies.

Synthekine Inc.

Series B in 2021
Synthekine is an engineered cytokine therapeutics company developing disease-optimized treatments. The company uses immunological insights to guide targeted protein engineering to generate transformative medicines for cancer and autoimmune disorders. Using the principles of cytokine partial agonism and immunological specificity, Synthekine designs differentiated therapeutics to be both safe and efficacious. Its lead programs have shown promising efficacy and tolerability in preclinical studies, and it is developing additional cytokine partial agonists that selectively modulate key pathways of the immune system.

Elevation Oncology

Series B in 2020
Elevation Oncology, Inc., a biotechnology company, focuses on the development of precision medicines for patients with genomically defined cancers. It offers drugs that inhibit the specific alterations identified as drivers of cancer; and treats solid tumors with the NRG1 genomic fusion. Elevation Oncology, Inc. was formerly known as 14ner Oncology, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2019 and is based in New York, New York.

Via

Venture Round in 2023
Via is a re-engineering public transit company that develops and provides on-demand public mobility solutions for commuters. The company transforms public transit, from a regulated system of rigid routes and schedules to a fully dynamic, on-demand network. Via's mobile app connects passengers who are headed the same way, allowing riders to seamlessly share a premium vehicle. The platform operates in the United States and in Europe through its joint venture with Mercedes-Benz Vans, ViaVan. Via's technology is deployed worldwide through partner projects with public transportation agencies, private transit operators, taxi fleets, private companies, and universities, integrating with public transit infrastructure to power cutting-edge on-demand mobility. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in New York, United States.

TwinStrand Biosciences

Series B in 2021
TwinStrand Biosciences, Inc. develops and commercializes Duplex Sequencing that allows levels of accuracy and sensitivity. The company’s Duplex Sequencing improves the accuracy of DNA sequencing by various folds and allows detection of mutations that are invisible by other approaches. Its technology has applications in a range of fields, including oncology, infectious disease, organ transplantation, reproductive and genetic health, and forensics. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

Icosavax

Series B in 2021
Icosavax is focused on developing safe and effective vaccines against infectious diseases that address important unmet medical needs and reduce healthcare costs. tHEY were founded on breakthrough computationally-designed virus-like particle technology, exclusively licensed for a variety of infectious disease indications from the Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington.

amunix

Series B in 2021
Amunix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers and develops protein and peptide therapeutics products for cancer. It focuses on XTEN, a half-life extension platform; XPAT (XTENylated Protease-Activated T Cell Engager) platform using its XTEN technology to analyze protease activity in the tumor microenvironment; and Protease Triggered Immune Activator (ProTIA), an immuno-oncology therapeutic. The company caters to the academic, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical sectors. It has strategic partnerships with Janssen, Biogen-Idec, Noxxon, Baxalta, Ambrx, Seattle Genetics, and Versartis. The company was formerly known as Amunix, Inc. Amunix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

FORMA Therapeutics, Inc.

Series D in 2019
Forma Therapeutics Holdings, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for treatment of rare hematologic diseases and cancers. Its core product candidates for development include FT-4202, which is Phase 1 trial for the treatment of sickle cell disease and other hemoglobinopathies; and FT-7051 for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. The company is also developing FT-2102, an oral selective small molecule investigational agent that is designed to bind to and inhibit mutated IDH1 enzymes, which is being evaluated in a Phase 2 trial for relapsed/refractory AML, as well as an exploratory Phase 1 trial for glioma; and FT-4101 and FT-8225, which are selective fatty acid synthase inhibitors. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Rain Therapeutics

Series B in 2020
Rain Therapeutics develops targeted therapies for patients with cancer. We begin by identifing cancers with a single, and clear, oncogenic driver and evaluating sub-populations of cancer populations with an unmet need, where standards of care are ineffective. Our global scientific and thought-leader network drives our asset and technology identification to match these cancers with small molecule therapeutics targeted at treating specific cancer mutations.

Kymera Therapeutics

Series C in 2020
Kymera Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on discovering and developing novel small molecule therapeutics that selectively degrade disease-causing proteins by harnessing the body’s own natural protein degradation system. It engages in developing IRAK4 program for the treatment of immunology-inflammation diseases, including hidradenitis suppurativa, atopic dermatitis, and rheumatoid arthritis; IRAKIMiD program to treat MYD88-mutated diffuse large B cell lymphoma; and STAT3 program for the treatment of hematologic malignancies and solid tumors, as well as autoimmune diseases. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Kinnate Biopharma

Series C in 2020
Kinnate Biopharma develops precision oncology therapeutics to treat patients with genomically-defined cancers. Its mission is to expand the reach of targeted therapeutics by developing products for underserved populations. The company utilizes its deep expertise in structure-based drug discovery, translational research, and patient-driven precision medicine. Its programs include candidates in preclinical development for cancers that are driven by specific oncogenic alterations in either the BRAF kinase gene or in the FGFR2 and FGFR3 kinase genes.

HemoShear Therapeutics

Series A in 2021
HemoShear Therapeutics develops new treatments for patients with rare metabolic disorders. It creates human-relevant systems to accurately replicate the biology of organ systems and diseases for use throughout drug discovery and development. They work strategically in partnerships with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies. It generates meaningful human response data to increase confidence in decision-making, reduce the risk of costly failures, and identify efficacious therapies.

Disc Medicine, Inc.

Series B in 2021
Disc Medicine is led by an experienced team of scientists and industry experts, and supported by a panel of advisors with a strong track record of discovering and developing new and innovative therapies. Disc Medicine was founded by Atlas Venture and Brian MacDonald, with Novo Ventures and Access Biotechnology joining as additional investors.

Via

Series G in 2021
Via is a re-engineering public transit company that develops and provides on-demand public mobility solutions for commuters. The company transforms public transit, from a regulated system of rigid routes and schedules to a fully dynamic, on-demand network. Via's mobile app connects passengers who are headed the same way, allowing riders to seamlessly share a premium vehicle. The platform operates in the United States and in Europe through its joint venture with Mercedes-Benz Vans, ViaVan. Via's technology is deployed worldwide through partner projects with public transportation agencies, private transit operators, taxi fleets, private companies, and universities, integrating with public transit infrastructure to power cutting-edge on-demand mobility. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in New York, United States.
Olema Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapies for women’s cancers. Its lead program is OP-1250, an estrogen receptor (ER) antagonist and a selective ER degrader, which is in Phase 1/2 clinical trial for the treatment of metastatic or locally advanced, ER-positive, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative breast cancer. The company was formerly known as CombiThera, Inc. and changed its name to Olema Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in March 2009. Olema Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
NeoGenomics is a cancer reference laboratory that provides cancer testing and partnership programs to pathologists and oncologists.
Magnolia Medical Technologies is a device development company that focuses on improving the accuracy of diagnostic blood culture tests. It has developed a wide range of products to significantly improve diagnostic specimen quality aimed at directly and dramatically increasing diagnostic accuracy for critical laboratory tests. The company’s intellectual property portfolio includes more than 70 issued patents with more than 50 additional patent applications pending. It was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

BioNTech AG

Series A in 2018
BioNTech is a next generation immunotherapy company pioneering novel therapies for cancer and other serious diseases. The company exploits a wide array of computational discovery and therapeutic drug platforms for the rapid development of novel biopharmaceuticals. Based on its deep expertise in mRNA vaccine development and in-house manufacturing capabilities, BioNTech and its collaborators are developing multiple mRNA vaccine candidates for a range of infectious diseases alongside its diverse oncology pipeline.

SomaLogic

Series A in 2020
SomaLogic operates as a protein biomarker discovery and clinical diagnostics company. It offers SOMAmers (Slow-Offrate Modified Aptamers), which are modified nucleic acid-based protein-binding reagents that are specific for their cognate protein; and SOMAscan that provides protein detection and equipment. The company’s SOMAmer/SOMAscan technology enables to discover protein biomarker signatures; drug discovery and development; and clinical diagnostics. Its products have applications in the diagnostics of various diseases in oncology, neurology, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, and other diseases and conditions. SomaLogic was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.

Quell Therapeutics

Series B in 2021
Quell's vision is to become a leading engineered Treg cell therapy company. The company will seek to develop next generation engineered T-regulatory cell (Treg) therapies for a range of solid organ transplant and autoimmune conditions. Quell has been founded by Syncona in partnership with six leading experts in the Treg field, cell engineering, solid organ transplantation and autoimmune diseases: Giovanna Lombardi, Professor of Human Transplant Immunology at Kings College London (KCL), Alberto Sanchez-Fueyo, Professor of Hepatology in the Institute of Liver Studies at KCL, Hans Stauss, Professor of Tumour Immunology and Director of the Institute of Immunity and Transplantation at University College London (UCL), Emma Morris, Professor of Clinical Cell & Gene Therapy and Inflammation, Immunity and Immunotherapeutics Theme Director, National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre, Marc Martinez-Llordella, Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Liver Studies at KCL and Elmar Jaeckel, Co-Leader Liver Transplant program MHH, Group Leader "Immune tolerance" in the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology at Hannover Medical School.

Graphite Bio, Inc.

Series B in 2021
At Graphite Bio, they are rapidly building a next-generation gene editing company that is driven to apply their breakthrough technology with urgency to advance gene replacement therapies and cures for people living with serious diseases. They stand apart through our ability to harness natural and highly precise cellular DNA repair machinery to achieve high efficiency, targeted gene integration to correct the underlying causes of diseases.
Black Diamond Therapeutics, Inc., a precision oncology medicine company, discovers and develops small molecule, tumor-agnostic therapies. Its lead product candidate is BDTX-189, an inhibitor of non-canonical and oncogenic mutations of ErbB kinases epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and tyrosine-protein kinase. The company is also developing allosteric-EGFR mutation inhibitors; and various early stage pipeline programs targeting allosteric mutations in kinases related to cancer and/or rare genetic diseases. The company was formerly known as ASET Therapeutics, Inc. and changed its name to Black Diamond Therapeutics, Inc. in January 2018. Black Diamond Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Split Biosciences, Inc.

Series B in 2022
Split Biosciences, Inc. operates as a single-cell analysis company. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
Magenta is focused on improving the patient experience in transplant medicine, with the goal of bringing this lifesaving procedure to more patients. Over the past 50 years, stem cell transplantation has been used in more than 1M patients worldwide. It is currently the only treatment with the potential to cure some of the most devastating hematologic cancers and autoimmune diseases. Despite the increased use and clinical advancements over the past several decades, stem cell transplant remains a high-risk last-resort therapeutic option due to the toxicity and potential long-term side effects.

Inspirato LLC

Post in 2022
Inspirato LLC operates as a luxury hospitality company that owns and operates a private club that provides luxury vacation options for travelers. It allows its club members to access a collection of luxury vacation residences and signature residences across various beach, mountain, metropolitan, and lifestyle destinations worldwide. The company offers access to private vacation homes, luxury villas, luxury vacation residences, luxury hotels, and resorts for its members. Inspirato LLC was formerly known as Best of 52, LLC and changed its name to Inspirato LLC in March 2013. Inspirato LLC was incorporated in 2010 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

Wallbox

Post in 2021
Wallbox designs, develops, and manufactures intelligent charging solutions for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids for both domestic and business use. Its customers include major automobile manufacturers and large electric utilities. The areas of research, technical development, product testing, and manufacturing are carried out at the Barcelona plant, where Wallbox has a large engineering team and a production capacity of 500,000 chargers per year. The development of the charging management platform, myWallbox and the after-sales and installation customer service area are based in Madrid. Wallbox currently has subsidiaries in Germany, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, France, United States (California), and China. Its joint venture in China, Wallbox FAWSN Charging Systems Co Ltd. has a production plant, exclusively for the sale of Wallbox products in the Chinese market.

Silagene

Series A in 2022
Silagene is a biotech company developing technology designed to facilitate the creation of U1 adaptors with therapeutic potential. The company's technology overcomes the limitations of gene silencing technologies, enabling doctors to to treat patients with various types of cancers. It was founded in 2008 and is based in Hillsborough, New Jersey, United States.

Element Biosciences, Inc.

Series C in 2021
Element Biosciences, Inc. develops genetic analysis tools for the research and diagnostic markets. The company provides a disruptive DNA sequencing technology and a sequencing platform, such as surface chemistry, sequencing chemistry, detection, and data analysis. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in San Diego, California.
Decibel Therapeutics is a developer of hearing disorder therapeutics intended to protect, repair and restore hearing. The company's therapeutics have provided insights into the link between hearing dysfunction and inner ear pathology and it has capabilities to encompass animal models, drug delivery to the inner ear, imaging, inner ear PK/PD modeling and measurement, bioinformatics, genetics and target identification, enabling patients to experience hearing loss therapies with different forms of hearing disorders for their recovery.

Asher Bio

Series B in 2021
Asher Bio is an information technology company that specializes in the fields of CFO Office transformation, profitability, and cost management. It focuses on building and developing better immunotherapy for cancer. The company was founded in 2019 and headquartered in San Francisco, California.

BioTheryX

Series E in 2021
BioTheryX focuses on the development of therapies for hematological malignancies. It intends to leverage its extensive experience and proven commercial success to deliver efficacious therapies to patients with unmet medical needs more quickly and less expensively than the biomedical industry traditionally can and does. To do so, they are exploiting enhanced biology-driven models to identify effective core molecules that can be rapidly exploited using focused and prioritized chemistry approaches coupled with clinically proven translational approaches targeted for cancer and immune dysfunction. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Chappaqua, New York.

Loadsmart, Inc.

Series D in 2022
Loadsmart, Inc. owns and operates an online platform that allows users to books trucks. The company's platform allows shippers to obtain real-time bookable rates instantly and facilitates shipper-carrier interactions. It serves shippers and carriers. Loadsmart, Inc. was formerly known as Disruptive Logistics, LLC. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in New York, New York with an additional office in Chicago, Illinois.

Tango Therapeutics

Post in 2021
Tango Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company, develops cancer drugs based on synthetic lethality. The company uses the genetic principle of synthetic lethality to discover and develop therapies that take aim at driver genes in cancer. It focuses counteracting tumor suppressor gene loss; reversing the ability of cancer cells to evade the immune system; and identifying novel combinations that are more effective than single agent therapy. Tango Therapeutics, Inc. was formerly known as Cancer Combos NewCo, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Grab

Post in 2021
Grab operates a mobile technology platform that integrates city transportation for driver-partners and customers in South East Asia. It offers services like GrabTaxi, GrabCar, GrabHitch, GrabShare, GrabCoach, GrabShuttle, GrabShuttle Plus, GrabFamily, JustGrab, GrabNow, and GrabRental. Grab offers services in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Myanmar. Anthony Tan and Tan Hooi Lng founded it in 2012 and is headquartered in Singapore. It has additional offices in Seattle, Beijing, Bangalore, Jakarta, and Vietnam.

IntelyCare

Series C in 2022
IntelyCare offers a digital workforce augmentation platform that combines a gig-model application with advanced data science to optimize staff resources and close the widening gap between workforce supply and demand. IntelyCare is revolutionizing the antiquated healthcare staffing market, filling nursing shifts at three times the industry average and giving post-acute facilities the tools to predict and manage staffing needs. The company’s engaging mobile app empowers nursing professionals with access to flexible, on-demand work opportunities, reducing burnout and attrition while increasing productivity.

Galecto Biotech

Series D in 2020
Galecto, Inc. develops small molecules for the treatment of severe diseases, including fibrosis and cancer. The company, founded in 2011, builds on more than 10 years of research centering on the role of galectin-3 and LOXL-2, and the use of modulators of these proteins to treat fibrosis-related diseases and cancer. Combined with a strong patent estate, these assets give Galecto a unique therapeutic platform.

Shoreline Biosciences

Venture Round in 2021
Shoreline Biosciences is a biomedical company intended to establish immunotherapies for seriously ill patients. Its proprietary cell therapy technology platform is based on deep expertise in iPSC differentiation methods and genetic programming of the IL-15/CISH pathway for enhanced metabolic fitness and persistence of the engineered NK Cells to improve anti-cancer activity. The company was founded in 2020 and is headquartered in La Jolla, CA, USA.

Annexon, Inc.

Series D in 2020
Annexon, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, discovers and develops therapeutics for autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases. It focuses on the treatment of body, brain, and eye disorders. The company’s C1q is an initiating molecule of the classical complement pathway that targets distinct disease processes, such as antibody-mediated autoimmune disease and complement-mediated neurodegeneration. Its product candidates include ANX005, which has completed Phase 1b clinical trials to treat patients with guillain- barré syndrome; and ANX007, which has completed Phase 1b clinical trials to treat patients with glaucoma. The company’s candidates also comprise ANX005 that has completed preclinical trials to treat patients with warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia, Huntington's disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; ANX007, which has completed preclinical trials for the treatment of geographic atrophy; and ANX009 that has completed preclinical trials for the treatment of systemic autoimmune diseases. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.
CCC Drive offers a flexible technology platform for insurance telematics. It offers DriveFactor, a platform that accepts data from any input method and enables sharing with business partners. The company enables clients to intake and assign, evaluate and review, settle and restore, and measure and optimize claims. CCC Drive was formerly known as DriveFactor Inc. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Glen Allen, Virginia. As of April 22, 2015, CCC Drive operates as a subsidiary of CCC Information Services Inc.

Enliven Therapeutics

Series B in 2022
Enliven Therapeutics is a precision oncology company developing small molecule therapies to extend and improve patient lives. The company's discovery process combines clinically validated biological targets and industry-leading chemistry to address the limitations of existing therapies. This approach allows us to efficiently and effectively develop precision oncology therapeutics that enhance overall patient well-being.

LEXEO Therapeutics

Series B in 2021
LEXEO Therapeutics is a fully integrated biotechnology company. LEXEO Therapeutics’ pipeline consists of adeno-associated virus (AAV)-mediated therapies primarily developed at Weill Cornell Medicine’s Department of Genetic Medicine. Beyond LEXEO Therapeutics’ lead programs – which are focused on both rare and non-rare monogenic (single genemutation) diseases – the company’s preclinical pipeline spans monogenic diseases, as well as hereditary and acquired diseases across a spectrum of patient population sizes and a range of unmet medical needs. Importantly, LEXEO Therapeutics will focus on advancing clinical programs through to commercialization, with the goal of maintaining an ongoing research collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine’s Department of Genetic Medicine to help advance the company’s pre-clinical pipeline.

Shoreline Biosciences

Venture Round in 2021
Shoreline Biosciences is a biomedical company intended to establish immunotherapies for seriously ill patients. Its proprietary cell therapy technology platform is based on deep expertise in iPSC differentiation methods and genetic programming of the IL-15/CISH pathway for enhanced metabolic fitness and persistence of the engineered NK Cells to improve anti-cancer activity. The company was founded in 2020 and is headquartered in La Jolla, CA, USA.

SomaLogic

Post in 2021
SomaLogic operates as a protein biomarker discovery and clinical diagnostics company. It offers SOMAmers (Slow-Offrate Modified Aptamers), which are modified nucleic acid-based protein-binding reagents that are specific for their cognate protein; and SOMAscan that provides protein detection and equipment. The company’s SOMAmer/SOMAscan technology enables to discover protein biomarker signatures; drug discovery and development; and clinical diagnostics. Its products have applications in the diagnostics of various diseases in oncology, neurology, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, and other diseases and conditions. SomaLogic was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.

Design Therapeutics

Series B in 2021
Design Therapeutics, Inc. develops therapies for the treatment of degenerative disorders caused by nucleotide repeat expansions. The company engages in the development of a program for the treatment of Friedreich’s ataxia and degenerative diseases such as Fragile X syndrome and myotonic dystrophy. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Solana Beach, California.

Ventyx Biosciences, Inc.

Series B in 2021
Ventyx Biosciences is a biotechnology company with a diverse portfolio of best-in-class highly differentiated clinical and pre-clinical stage programs focused on high-value targets.

Caribou Biosciences

Series C in 2021
Caribou Biosciences is a operator of a medical technology company intended to analyze cell and genome engineering. The company specializes in cellular engineering and analysis based on the CRISPR-Cas9 technology platform which paired with a guide RNA, cuts double-stranded DNA and allows for specific changes to DNA, enabling development of therapeutics for agricultural biotechnology, industrial biotechnology and basic and applied biological research.

Tyra Biosciences

Series B in 2021
Tyra Biosciences, Inc. develops small molecule therapies for the treatment of cancer. It offers therapies to combat drug resistance in cancer treatments. Tyra Biosciences, Inc. was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Carlsbad, California.

Shattuck Labs

Series B in 2020
Shattuck Labs, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, develops therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune disease in the United States. The company’s lead product candidate is SL-172154, which is in Phase 1 clinical trial for the treatment of ovarian cancer. It also holds a collaboration agreement with Takeda Pharmaceuticals to develop SL-279252 that is in Phase 1 clinical trial in patients with advanced solid tumors and lymphoma. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
Novus Therapeutics is a pharmaceutical company focusing on the acquisition, development, and commercialization of ear, nose, and throat (ENT) products. The company has two technologies, each of which has the potential to be developed for multiple ENT indications. It was founded in 2004 and headquartered in Irvine, California.

Janux Therapeutics

Series B in 2021
Janux Therapeutics develops immunotherapies that generate immune responses to prevent tumors and not affecting a patient’s healthy tissue. Janux technology targets all three stages of the anti-tumor immune response. Janux Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2017 by David Campbell and is based in La Jolla, California.
QuantumScape is a renewable energy company that develops solid-state battery technology to increase the range of electric cars. The company works to revolutionize the battery industry by producing a solid-state battery that will provide a substantially higher level of battery storage than other batteries currently on the market. It manufactures lithium batteries aimed to accelerate the commercialization of solid-state batteries. Jagdeep Singh founded the company in San Jose, California in 2010.

ValenzaBio

Series A in 2021
ValenzaBio is developing safe and effective treatment options for patients with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. ValenzaBio implements biomarker-driven approaches to guide research and clinical development. Our pipeline includes several monoclonal antibodies targeting surface antigens to reduce pathogenic subpopulations of autoreactive cells. Our most advanced program has generated Phase 1 proof-of-concept in patients and we’re progressing preclinical programs focused on differentiated mechanisms of action. Our mission is to provide safe and effective treatment options for patients with unmet needs.

Everest Medicines Limited

Series C in 2020
Everest Medicines Limited, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on licensing, developing, and commercializing therapies for addressing critical unmet medical needs in Greater China and other Asia Pacific markets. It has a portfolio of eight clinical-stage drug candidates for the treatment of oncology, immunology, cardio-renal disease, and infectious diseases. The company was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.

DiCE Molecules Corp

Series C in 2021
DiCE Molecules Corp. develops a transformative platform for the discovery of novel small molecules directed against previously intractable targets in the pharmaceutical industry. Its technology allows the extension of directed evolution to provide organic compounds as the output. The company also develops a methodology for translating DNA encoded information directly into organic compounds in essence roboticizing the laborious processes of medicinal chemistry. Its technology is used in the fields of pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and materials sciences. DiCE Molecules Corp. was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Menlo Park, California.

Nuvalent

Series B in 2021
Nuvalent is a biotechnology company that develops targeted therapies for clinically proven kinase targets in cancer. Leveraging deep expertise in structure-based design, Nuvalent develops innovative small molecules with exquisite target selectivity to overcome resistance, minimize adverse events, and drive more durable responses. It is advancing a robust pipeline with parallel lead programs in ROS1-positive and ALK-positive NSCLC, along with multiple discovery-stage research programs. It was founded in 2017 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Inivata

Series C in 2021
Inivata is a clinical cancer genomics company harnessing the emerging potential of circulating DNA analysis to improve testing and treatment for oncologists and their patients. Unlike conventional invasive biopsies, Inivata detects and analyses genomic material from a cancer patient’s cell-free, circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) which can be collected through a simple blood sample. This non-invasive approach – a liquid biopsy – offers a revolution in how cancer is detected, monitored and treated.

PharmEasy

Venture Round in 2021
PharmEasy is - Pharmacy made Easy. We are one of the largest pharmacy aggregators in India. We help patients connect with local pharmacy stores and diagnostic centres in order to fulfil their extensive medical needs. We believe that everyone should have access to good health.
Owlet Baby Care Inc. develops and manufactures a monitor that tracks babies breathing and heart rate. It offers Owlet Smart Sock, a monitoring product that sends alerts to the base station when babies stop breathing while sleeping. The company’s monitor is compatible with iOS and Android devices. It sells its products online. Owlet Baby Care Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in Lehi, Utah.

Xos Trucks Inc.

Post in 2021
Xos Trucks Inc. operates as a transportation lab making electric commercial vehicle fleets and battery-electric vehicle platforms. It helps commercial fleets transition from diesel to zero-emission electric delivery vehicles with the same performance but lower operating costs. The company also develops electrified armored cars. It delivers trucks to Texas and Illinois, with future customers in Michigan and New Jersey. Xos Trucks Inc. was formerly known as Thor Trucks and changed its name to Xos Trucks Inc. in April 2019. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in North Hollywood, California.

Attralus

Series B in 2021
Attralus is a biopharmaceutical company focusing on creating transformative medicines to improve the lives of patients with systemic amyloidosis. Its proprietary peptide-based pan-amyloid targeting agents have the potential to diagnose and treat all forms and stages of systemic amyloidosis. The company is focused on targeting common pathology in all systemic amyloidosis diseases, with the goal of developing treatments for all subtypes of amyloidosis, including the majority in which there are currently no treatment options.

Pyxis Oncology, Inc.

Series B in 2021
Pyxis Oncology is a developer of antibody therapeutics intended to promote the body's immune response to cancer. The company has engaged in deep analyses of tumor antigen-specific tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) within hot tumors and of tumor cell signaling pathways within cold tumors, providing laboratories with development of novel antibody-based immunotherapies. It was founded in 2019 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Scorpion Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company, develops next-generation precision oncology technologies for the treatment of cancer. The company develops precision oncology drugs in three areas, including therapies against known oncogenes; agents for known but currently undruggable cancer targets; and drugs for new targets. Scorpion Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2020 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Thrive Earlier Detection

Series B in 2020
Thrive is a healthcare company focused on saving lives by making earlier detection of cancer a routine part of medical care. It develops CancerSEEK, a liquid biopsy test that is designed to detect many cancers at earlier stages of the disease. CancerSEEK will serve as the core of Thrive’s integrated cancer information offering. The company was launched in 2019 by Third Rock Ventures, with funding from additional investors Section 32, Casdin Capital, Biomatics Capital, BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, The Invus Group, Camden Partners Nexus, Cowin Venture, Exact Sciences, and Gamma3.

Stoke Therapeutics, Inc.

Series B in 2018
Stoke Therapeutics, Inc., an early-stage biopharmaceutical company, develops novel antisense oligonucleotide medicines to treat the underlying causes of severe genetic diseases. Its lead product candidate, STK-001 used to treat Dravet syndrome, a severe and progressive genetic epilepsy. Stoke Therapeutics, Inc. has a partnership with Invitae Corporation to offer genetic testing. The company was formerly known as ASOthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and changed its name to Stoke Therapeutics, Inc. in May 2016. Stoke Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts.

Cedilla Therapeutics

Series B in 2021
Cedilla is a developer of therapeutics technologies intended to broaden the reach of small molecule therapeutics. The company's technology is focused on destabilizing oncoprotein targets that are also applicable to therapies outside of oncology, enabling doctors to treat diseases caused by protein dysregulation. The company was founded in 2018 and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Verve Therapeutics

Series B in 2021
Verve Therapeutics, Inc. develops therapies for editing the adult human genomes. It utilizes human genetic analysis and gene-editing technology for developing therapies to reduce the risk of coronary artery diseases. The company serves the biotechnology and health care sectors. It has a strategic alliance with Beam Therapeutics for developing delivery technologies against cardiovascular targets; and Verily, for the development of gene editing delivery vehicles. Verve Therapeutics, Inc. was formerly known as Endcadia, Inc. and changed its name to Verve Therapeutics, Inc. in September 2019. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a research facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Palingen

Series C in 2019
IGM Biosciences (Nasdaq: IGMS) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on creating and developing engineered IgM antibodies. IgM antibodies have inherent properties that we believe may enable them to improve upon the efficacy and safety of IgG antibodies in multiple therapeutic applications. We have created a proprietary IgM antibody technology platform that we believe is particularly well suited for developing T cell engagers, receptor cross-linking agonists, and targeted cytokines. Our lead product candidate, IGM-2323, is a bispecific T cell engaging IgM antibody targeting CD20 and CD3, and we have initiated a Phase 1 clinical trial for the treatment of relapsed/refractory B cell Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) patients in 2019. Our second product candidate is IGM-8444, an IgM antibody targeting Death Receptor 5 (DR5) for the treatment of patients with solid and hematologic malignancies, for which we have recently initiated a Phase 1 clinical trial. Also in our product pipeline is IGM-7354, a bispecific IgM antibody delivering interleukin-15 (IL-15) cytokines to PD-L1 expressing cells for the treatment of patients with solid and hematologic malignancies.

Aprea

Series C in 2019
Aprea AB is a Swedish biotech company focusing on the discovery and development of novel anticancer compounds reactivating the tumor suppressor protein p53. The Company's lead program, APR-246, is a first-in-class small molecule drug candidate in clinical development. Aprea's main shareholder is KDev Investments AB, an investment vehicle owned by Karolinska Development AB (Nasdaq Stockholm: KDEV) and Rosetta Capital Ltd. Other shareholders include Östersjöstiftelsen, Praktikerinvest, and KCIF Co-Investment Fund KB.

SutroVax

Series D in 2020
Vaxcyte, formerly known as SutroVax, is a next-generation vaccine company seeking to improve global health by developing superior and novel vaccines designed to prevent or treat some of the most common and deadly infectious diseases worldwide. The Company’s cell-free protein synthesis platform, comprising the XpressCFTM platform, exclusively licensed from Sutro Biopharma, Inc., together with Vaxcyte’s proprietary know-how, enables the design and production of protein carriers and antigens, the critical building blocks of vaccines, in ways that the Company believes conventional vaccine technologies currently cannot. In addition to its pneumococcal conjugate vaccines in development, VAX-24 and VAX-XP, Vaxcyte is leveraging its proprietary platform to advance other novel vaccines, including a prophylactic vaccine to prevent Group A Strep infections (VAX-A1) and a therapeutic vaccine to treat periodontal disease (VAX-PG).

Bigfoot Biomedical

Series C in 2020
Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc., a health solution company, develops automated insulin delivery systems for people with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). It develops a T1D Management System with cloud connectivity and human-centered-automation; and insulin pumps. Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc. was formerly known as SmartLoop Labs, Inc. and changed its name to in Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc. February 2015. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Milpitas, California.

Centessa Pharmaceuticals

Series A in 2021
Centessa Pharmaceuticals is a next-generation biopharmaceutical company that aims to reshape the traditional drug development process. The company applies an asset-centric R&D model at scale to advance a portfolio of highly validated programs led by industry-leading teams. Each program is developed by a Centessa Subsidiary and supported by a centralized infrastructure and the Centessa management team.

New Amsterdam Pharma

Series A in 2021
NewAmsterdam Pharma is a clinical-stage company focused on the research and development of transformative therapies for cardio-metabolic diseases.

Aligos Therapeutics

Series B in 2020
Aligos Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that was founded in 2018 with the mission to become a world leader in the treatment of viral infections and liver diseases. Aligos is focused on the development of targeted antiviral therapies for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and coronaviruses as well as leveraging its expertise in liver diseases to create targeted therapeutics for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Aligos’ strategy is to harness the deep expertise and decades of drug development experience its workforce has in liver disease, particularly viral hepatitis, to rapidly advance its pipeline of potentially best-in-class molecules.

Phathom Pharmaceuticals

Venture Round in 2019
Phathom Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing and commercializing treatments for gastrointestinal diseases. The company has the rights in the United States, Europe, and Canada to vonoprazan, a potassium-competitive acid blocker (P-CAB) that blocks acid secretion in the stomach. It is also developing vonoprazan, which is in Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease; and in combination with antibiotics for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

Cybin Corp

Series B in 2020
Cybin Corp is a Mushroom Life Sciences company advancing psychedelic and medicinal mushroom research, product development and IP through a multi-tiered pharmaceutical and nutraceutical approach. The company is launching psilocybin-based products in jurisdiction’s where the substance is not banned alongside structuring and supporting clinical studies across North America and other regions through strategic academic and institutional partnerships.

Cyteir Therapeutics

Series C in 2021
Cyteir is developing the next generation of synthetic lethal therapies to treat cancer.Cyteir Therapeutics is creating breakthrough solutions to the major challenges facing cancer researchers today. Currently in development, is the answer to the oncology triumvirate: reducing side effects, reducing therapy resistance, inducing diseased cell self destruction.
Mereo BioPharma Group plc, a specialty biopharmaceutical company, acquires, develops, and commercializes therapeutics for the treatment of rare and specialty diseases. Its product candidates include BPS-804, a monoclonal antibody, which is in Phase IIb clinical trial for the treatment of osteogenesis imperfecta; AZD-9668, an oral small molecule that has been completed Phase I clinical trial to treat Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency; BGS-649, an oral aromatase inhibitor, which is in Phase IIb clinical trial for the treatment of hypogonadal hypogonadism; and BCT-197, an oral p38 MAP kinase inhibitor that is in Phase II clinical trial to treat acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mereo BioPharma Group plc was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

LEXEO Therapeutics

Series A in 2021
LEXEO Therapeutics is a fully integrated biotechnology company. LEXEO Therapeutics’ pipeline consists of adeno-associated virus (AAV)-mediated therapies primarily developed at Weill Cornell Medicine’s Department of Genetic Medicine. Beyond LEXEO Therapeutics’ lead programs – which are focused on both rare and non-rare monogenic (single genemutation) diseases – the company’s preclinical pipeline spans monogenic diseases, as well as hereditary and acquired diseases across a spectrum of patient population sizes and a range of unmet medical needs. Importantly, LEXEO Therapeutics will focus on advancing clinical programs through to commercialization, with the goal of maintaining an ongoing research collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine’s Department of Genetic Medicine to help advance the company’s pre-clinical pipeline.
4D Molecular Therapeutics is a biotechnology company.The Company designs, develops, and commercializes transformative gene therapeutic products for unmet medical conditions.

Sojournix

Series C in 2019
Sojournix, Inc. operates a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel therapies for the treatment of women’s health and neuroendocrine disorders. The company developing SJX-653: a novel and selective neurokinin-3 (NK3) antagonist as a non-hormonal therapy for moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms. Sojournix, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in Waltham, Massachusetts.
ALX Oncology is a preclinical stage biotechnology company developing innovative immuno-oncology therapies for cancer. It is an independent, private biotechnology company. The founding of Alexo Therapeutics was based upon technology invented by Aaron Ring, K. Christopher Garcia, Kipp Weiskopf, Aron Levin, and Irving Weissman at Stanford University. This discovery involves soluble versions of signal regulatory protein-α (SIRPα) that have been engineered to bind CD47 with significantly greater affinity than natural SIRPα.1.
Olema Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapies for women’s cancers. Its lead program is OP-1250, an estrogen receptor (ER) antagonist and a selective ER degrader, which is in Phase 1/2 clinical trial for the treatment of metastatic or locally advanced, ER-positive, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative breast cancer. The company was formerly known as CombiThera, Inc. and changed its name to Olema Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in March 2009. Olema Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Akero Therapeutics

Series B in 2018
Akero Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, engages in the development and commercialization of treatments for serious metabolic diseases. Its lead product candidate is AKR-001, which is in Phase IIa clinical trial for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis disease.The company was formerly known as Pippin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and changed its name to Akero Therapeutics, Inc. in May 2018. Akero Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.
Chinook Therapeutics is a biotechnology company that specializes in the fields of therapeutics and life science. The company focuses on developing precision medicines for kidney diseases. Its services offers utilization of novel translational platforms and patient stratification tools, and emergence of accelerated regulatory pathways based on surrogate endpoints. The company was founded in 2019 and headquartered in Alberta, Canada.

Bigfoot Biomedical

Series B in 2017
Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc., a health solution company, develops automated insulin delivery systems for people with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). It develops a T1D Management System with cloud connectivity and human-centered-automation; and insulin pumps. Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc. was formerly known as SmartLoop Labs, Inc. and changed its name to in Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc. February 2015. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Milpitas, California.

Iteos Therapeutics S.A.

Series B in 2020
Iteos Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery and development of immuno-oncology therapeutics for cancer patients. Its product pipeline includes EOS-850, a small molecule antagonist of the adenosine A2a receptor that is an open-label Phase 1/2a clinical trial in adult patients; and EOS-448, an antagonist of TIGIT or T-cell immunoreceptor with Ig and ITIM domains, which is in Phase 1/2a clinical trial. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

BioAtla LLC

Series D in 2020
BioAtla, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops specific and selective antibody-based therapeutics for the treatment of various cancers. Its lead product candidate is BA3011, a conditionally active biologic (CAB) antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) for soft tissue and bone sarcoma tumors, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and other tumor types. It also develops BA3021, a CAB ADC for NSCLC and Melanoma; and BA3071, which is a CAB anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 antibody for renal cell carcinoma, NSCLC, small cell lung cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, melanoma, bladder cancer, gastric cancer, and cervical cancer. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in San Diego, California.

Edgewise Therapeutics

Series C in 2020
Edgewise Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops small molecule therapies for musculoskeletal diseases. It offers a precision medicine muscle platform that generates programs to address various muscle disorders, such as Duchenne, Becker, and limb girdle muscular dystrophies. The company develops a pipeline of precision medicine product candidates that target key muscle proteins and modulators to address genetically defined muscle disorders. Edgewise Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.
HemaQuest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. provides pharmaceutical products. The Company develops small molecule therapeutics to treat serious and life threatening hematologic disorders, including anemia, beta thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, and neutropenia. HemaQuest Pharmaceuticals operates in the United States.

Flame Biosciences, Inc

Venture Round in 2020
Flame Biosciences, Inc operates as a clinical stage company that engages in the research, development, and commercialization of transformative therapies for cancer and other inflammatory conditions. It offers FL-101 therapy for the treatment of lung cancers that are driven by inflammation; and FL-201 for reducing the chronic inflammation in patients. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in New York, New York.
Day One Biopharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company focused on developing new cancer therapies for patients of all ages. The company understands that advances in cancer research now enable drug developers to identify children and adults who may benefit from the same medicine. They develop new therapies that meet the critical needs of people of all ages living with cancer starting from the biology of childhood cancer. Day One Biopharmaceuticals also focuses its efforts to bring the best medicines to families receiving the life-altering news of a new cancer diagnosis and the need for a treatment plan. It prioritizes programs that can be rapidly brought to market for both younger and older patients. The company's goal is to license and acquire the most promising products from research institutions as well as for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Day One Biopharmaceuticals was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in South San Francisco, CA, USA.

Biomea Fusion

Series A in 2021
Biomea Fusion is a privately held precision medicine company with a mission to revolutionize drug development to create more effective therapies for cancer patients. Biomea Fusion has a development portfolio that targets specific gene alterations which occur in the DNA of patients that translate into key drivers of tumor growth. It is Biomea’s goal to move these potentially breakthrough medicines swiftly through the development process and deliver highly impactful treatments for patients in need. The lead program targets the protein-to-protein interaction between menin and the MLL complex for the treatment of various tumors.

Apartment List, Inc.

Series D in 2020
Apartment List is a smart, simple, and seamless renting platform that’s dedicated to making the process fair and transparent for all. Their mission is to build a better world of renting for everyone, to get rid of the pain and complexity, and makes it more personal, flexible, and transparent. They make finding a home to love easy and enjoyable, with a personally curated search feature that gets to know the individual. It was incorporated in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California.
Artiva Biotherapeutics, Inc., a biotech company, develops and manufactures cellular immunotherapies for cancer patients. The company offers a pipeline of off-the-shelf, allogeneic natural killer (NK) cell therapies for the treatment of hematologic cancers or solid tumors. The company’s products target CD20 and CD19 in B-cell lymphomas and HER2 in various solid tumors. The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in San Diego, California. Artiva Biotherapeutics, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Green Cross Holdings Corporation.