5AM Ventures is a leading venture capital firm focused on building next-generation life science companies capable of delivering outstanding returns to our investors. Founded in 2002, 5AM Ventures has $685 million under management and is actively investing 5AM Ventures IV, a $250 million fund. 5AM’s investment professionals possess strong scientific, medical, operational, legal and finance expertise. Our complementary backgrounds provide us with a unique edge to find and shape life science portfolio companies. Our team employs a hands-on approach to company building and, in addition to being an early investor and contributing as board members, 5AM is often directly involved in setting company strategy, management recruiting, business development and fundraising, and we frequently take on short-term operating roles. The firm has offices in Menlo Park, California and Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit: 5amventures.com.
Novo is the holding company of the Novo Group, and is wholly owned by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. It was established in 1999 to manage the assets of the foundation and actively make investments on its behalf. Novo Ventures focuses on life sciences venture capital, and is active in both Europe and North America. The firm has four partners in Copenhagen, one in London and four in San Francisco. With an evergreen structure, it annually invests approximately $150 million in venture capital into private and public life sciences companies. For more information, please visit: www.novo.dk.
Versant Ventures is a leading healthcare-focused venture capital firm specializing in early-stage investments in medical devices, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, healthcare services, and healthcare information technology. The firm, founded in 1999, consists of a seasoned team of twelve managing directors with more than 130 years of venture capital investing experience and more than 150 years of operating experience.
Versant Ventures currently manages over $1.6 billion in committed capital having recently raised its fourth fund in July 2008, and is currently managing over 75 companies in its portfolio. For more information, please visit: versantventures.com.