Flagship Pioneering

Flagship Pioneering

Flagship Pioneering

Date Founded




Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)

11 - 50


Private Equity & Venture Capital
Hospitals & Patient Services
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

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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Executives & Employees


Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Chief Operating Officer & General Partner

Senior Partner

Senior Partner, Capital Formation

Executive Partner

Executive Partner

Executive Partner

Executive Partner

Board of Directors

Founder at Jumio Corp.

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Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. purchase Visterra, Inc. from Polaris Partners, Flagship Pioneering, Lux Capital Group LLC, Cycad Group LLC, Merck Research Ventures, Vertex Ventures HC

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Synopsys, Inc. purchases Black Duck Software, Inc. from Focus Management, Inc., General Catalyst LLC, Flagship Pioneering, next47 Services GmbH, Gold Hill Capital Management LLC, Volition Capital LLC

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Flexera Software LLC purchases BDNA Corp. from Newbury Ventures, Inc., Crescendo Venture Management LLP, Flagship Pioneering, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, Kaiser Permanente Ventures

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Legal Advisor

Former Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP


General Electric Pension Trust is a corporate fund investor in the United States. GE Pension Trust operates as a subsidiary of GE Asset Management Incorporated.

The Pension Reserves Investment Management Board employs external investment managers and gives them discretion, consistent with specified objectives and guidelines, to manage the Pension Reserves Investment Trust's assets. At reasonable intervals of not more than 3 to 5 years, the Board undertakes a comprehensive review of their asset allocation plan and its underlying assumptions, including Massachusetts' current and projected pension assets and liabilities, long-term capital markets rate of return assumptions and the Board's risk tolerances. The review identifies a reasonable time horizon and investment strategy for matching assets and liabilities, a fund level total return target and an optimal allocation among available asset classes and sub-asset classes. The Board examines the asset allocation plan annually, and considers adjustments to the plan as may be appropriate.

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Torque Therapeutics, Inc. develops immunotherapies to address cancers focused on the specific modulation of immune cell subsets. The company was founded by Ulrik B. Nielsen, Darrell J. Irvine, and Thomas Lars Andresen and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

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Rubius Therapeutics, Inc. engages in the development of red-cell therapeutic medicines for cancer, autoimmune diseases, hemophilia, and infectious and metabolic diseases. The company was founded by Avak Kahvejian, Jordi Mata-Fink, and Noubar Afeyan and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

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Cadena Bio, Inc. specializes in microbiome science, health and nutrition, carbohydrate science, food ingredients. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

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