Axcella Health, Inc.

Axcella Health, Inc.

Axcella Health, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

2008

Headquarters

840 Memorial Drive,Entrance on Blackstone Street,3rd floor,Cambridge, MA 02139

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

49

Industries

Biotechnology
Pharmaceuticals

Company Description

Axcella Health, Inc. is a biotechnology company, which engages in the research and development of novel multifactorial interventions to support health and address dysregulated metabolism across a broad spectrum of consumers and patients who have limited options. Its product pipeline includes AXA1665, AXA1125, AXA1957, AXA2678, and AXA4010. The company was founded by Noubar B. Afeyan, Geoffrey von Maltzahn, and David A. Berry on August 27, 2008 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer

Senior Vice President of Research & Development, Chief Scientific Officer

Senior Vice President, Chief Business Officer & Head of Strategic Finance

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Senior Vice President, Chief Intellectual Property Officer

Chief Medical Officer & Senior Vice President of Clinical Development

Senior Vice President, Chief Regulatory Science, Patient Advocacy & Pharmacovigilance Officer

Vice President, Product Development

Vice President, Legal & Corporate Secretary

Board of Directors

Executive Partner at Flagship Pioneering

Lead Corporate Development at Bioaxone Therapeutics, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer at bluebird bio, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Nestle Health Science SA (Private Equity)

Head of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease Center Innovative Medicines Unit at MedImmune Ventures

Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Development at Harvard University - Harvard Business School

President at Epiva Biosciences, Inc.

President at Moderna, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Axcella Health, Inc.

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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

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HarbourVest invests in primary funds, secondary investments and also makes direct co-investments in operating companies.

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HarbourVest invests in primary funds, secondary investments and also makes direct co-investments in operating companies.

Recent Transactions
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Axcella Health, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Advisors & Consultants
Advisor

Scientific Co-Founder at Inari Agriculture, Inc.

Advisor

Co-Founder at Indigo Agriculture, Inc.

Legal Advisor

National Co-Chair, Life Sciences Practice at Goodwin Procter LLP

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$136M
Total Enterprise Value
Earnings Per Share
$-1.54
Revenue
$0
Net Profit
$-36.1M
EBITDA
$-32.8M
Total Debt
$24.5M
Total Equity
$48.1M
Investors
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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

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Nestle Health Science SA (Private Equity) invests in later stage companies globally. The fund targets companies operating in the field of nutritional therapies. It acquires minority positions. The fund considers co-investments.

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Portfolio Manager, Equity Division at Fidelity Investments, Inc.

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