Axcella Health, Inc. provides first-in-class precision therapeutic solutions to diseases with a focus on restoring amino acid biology. It creates oral biologics to address health conditions caused or worsened by imbalances in amino acids that lead to harmful changes in cellular homeostasis. The firm's products enhance health by activating specific physiologic events that focus on amino acid imbalances and act to restore cellular homeostasis. The company was founded by Noubar B. Afeyan, Geoffrey von Maltzahn and David A. Berry in 2010 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.
Flagship Pioneering focuses on investments in the following sectors: (1) therapeutics (2) life science tools and diagnostics and (3) bioenergy and clean technology. The firm looks for companies with exceptional management teams and significant commercial opportunities resulting from market discontinuities or technology breakthroughs. Flagship Ventures typically serves as lead investor. The majority of their investments are seed or first round investments. Initial investments range from $250,000 to $5 million, with typically initial investments ranging from $2.5 million to $4 million. Flagship Ventures may invest up to $15 million to $20 million over the life of a venture and typically forms syndicates that include other venture capital firms
FMR LLC (Fidelity Management and Research) or Fidelity Investments is an American multinational financial services corporation. It is one of the largest mutual fund and financial services groups in the world. Founded in 1946, the company has since served North American investors. Fidelity Ventures is its venture capital arm. Fidelity International Limited (FIL), was an international affiliate founded in 1969, serving most countries in the rest of the world. In September 2011, FIL was rebranded as 'Fidelity Worldwide Investment'.
Fidelity Investments manages a large family of mutual funds provides fund distribution and investment advice services, as well as providing discount brokerage services, retirement services, wealth management, securities execution and clearance, life insurance and a number of other services.