Drug Discovery Investors

Drug Discovery Companies | Drug Discovery Investors | Drug Discovery IPOs

This page lists investment firms that specialize in making significant investments in drug discovery companies (or specialize in the life sciences with previous successful investments in drug discovery R&D companies). This list doesn’t include all of the corporate venture arms of the major players or large established firms with smaller focus on drug discovery (e.g. Sequoia, KPCB, etc.). This also doesn’t include generalist funds that have small allocations to drug discovery companies, or specialist funds with large percentages of funds dedicated to established public companies. If you see a firm that should be included that we missed, please contact [email protected].

Good sources for angel or seed investors in the space are AngelList and Bay Bridge Bio’s site.

NameExample Investments
5AMhttps://5amventures.com/Ideaya, Audentes, Achaogen0
6 Dimensions Capitalhttps://www.6dimensionscapital.com/en/BeiGene, Hua, Innovent0
8VChttps://8vc.com/Vir, Hexagon Bio, Orca Bio1
AbbVie Ventureshttps://www.abbvie.com/partnerships/abbvie-ventures.htmlRibometrix, Tizona, Ribon0
Abingworthhttps://www.abingworth.com/Algeta, Supernus, Wilson0
Advent Life Scienceshttps://adventls.comArrakis, KaNDY, Amphista0
Alexandriahttps://www.are.com/venture-investments.htmlApplied, IDEAYA, Codiak0
Alta Partnershttps://www.altapartners.com/Immune Design, Vir, Zafgen0
Amgen Ventureshttps://www.amgenbd.com/s/about-us#AmgenVenturesArdelyx, Ra Pharma, Surface Oncology0
Anderahttps://www.anderapartners.com/Artios, Arvelle, Oncoethix0
Andreessen Horowitzhttps://a16z.comErasca, EQRx, Tmunity2
Apple Tree Partnershttps://www.appletreepartners.com/Corvidia, Chinook, Aileron0
ARCH Venture Partnershttps://www.archventure.com/Alnylam, Juno, Denali0
ARTIS Ventureshttps://www.av.co/portfolioStemCentryx, Excision, Unnatural Products1
Asset Management Ventureshttps://assetman.com/Audentes, Esperion, Chimerix0
Atlashttps://atlasventure.com/Nimbus, IFM, Padlock0
AvidityChinook, I-Mab, Gritstone1
Avoro Capitalhttps://avorocapital.com/Sarepta, Mirati, Myokardia0
AxialXYZhttps://axialvc.com/Plexium, Senti, Rocket2
Baker Broshttps://www.bakerbros.com/Intermune, Principia, FORMA0
BioMedVentureshttps://biomedvc.com/en/Amal, Azafaros, Tubulis0
Boxer Capitalhttps://www.boxercap.com/Black Diamond, Tango, Mirati0
BVFhttps://www.bvflp.com/Kymera, Relay, Olema0
Camberhttps://www.cambercapital.com/Alexion, Alkermes, Sarepta2
Canaan Partnershttps://www.canaan.com/Arrakis, Novira, Civitas,0
Casdin Capitalhttps://casdincapital.com/Alector, Voyager, Jounce0
Codon Capitalhttps://www.codoncapital.com/RAPT, ORIC, Viewpoint1
Column Grouphttps://www.thecolumngroup.com/Flexus, Aragon, NGM0
Cormorant AssetTurning Point, Bridge Bio0
Cowenhttps://www.cowen.com/Global Blood Therapeutics, Nodthera, Pliant,0
DCVChttps://dcvc.comAbCellera, Agenovir, Recursion2
Deerfield Healthcarehttps://deerfield.com/Annexon, Exelixis, Nektar0
EcoR1https://ecor1cap.com/Relay, Nurix, Editas0
Flagship Pioneeringhttps://www.flagshippioneering.com/Concert, Receptos, Tetraphase0
Forbionhttps://forbion.com/en/Galapagos, Inflazome, Pieris0
Foresitehttps://www.foresitecapital.com/The Medicines Company, Anacor, Karyopharm0
F-Prime Capitalhttps://fprimecapital.com/FoldRx, Ultragenyx, Ironwood0
Frazier Healthcare Partnershttps://www.frazierhealthcare.com/Tularik, Array, Igynta0
Gateshttps://sif.gatesfoundation.org/Anacor, Immunocore, Achaogen0
Geodehttps://www.geodecapital.com/Wave, Immunomedics, AMAG2
Great Point Partnershttps://gppfunds.com/Sage Therapeutics, Igynta, Spark0
GV Healthcarehttps://www.gv.comEditas, Schrodinger, Arcus0
Ikarianhttp://www.ikariancapital.com/Curis, Morphic, Tracon0
JNJ Ventureshttps://jnjinnovation.com/jjdcMerus, Catalyst, Aduro0
Khosla Ventureshttps://www.khoslaventures.com/Editas, Fountain, GEn1E1
Kleiner Perkinshttps://www.kleinerperkins.com/Genentech, Pharmacyclics, Flexus0
Leaps by Bayerhttps://leaps.bayer.com/Arvinas, Senti, Recursion0
Lightstonehttps://www.lightstonevc.com/Portola, Plexxikon, Proteolix0
Lilly Ventureshttp://lillyventures.com/Receptos, Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, CGI0
Logos Globalhttps://www.logoscapital.com/Aligos, Kymera, Olema0
Longevityhttps://www.longevity.vc/Decibel, ALX, UNITY1
Longitudehttps://www.longitudecapital.com/Aimmune, Jazz, KaNDY0
Lux Capitalhttps://luxcapital.com/Plexium, Adimab, Magen0
M Ventures (Merck KGaA)https://www.m-ventures.com/Artios, Macrophage, Plexium0
Medicxihttps://www.medicxi.com/Genmab, Padlock, Synthorx0
Mission BioCapitalhttps://www.missionbiocapital.com/Alector, True North, Atreca0
Morningsidehttps://www.morningside.edu/Apellis, Kezar, CellCentric0
MPM Capitalhttps://www.mpmcapital.com/Frontier Medicines, Tizona, Repare0
MRL Ventureshttps://www.mrlv.com/Kymera, Visterra, Xilio0
ND Capitalhttps://nd.capital/Tarveda, ARMO, Placon1
New Enterprice Associateshttps://nea.comVertex, Ardelyx, Trillium0
Nextech Investhttps://www.nextechinvest.com/C4, PMV, Vividion0
Northpondhttps://northpondventures.com/portfolio/DiCE, Triumvira, Candel,2
Novartis Venture Fundhttps://www.nvfund.com/Avila, FoldRx, Inflazome0
Novo Ventureshttps://www.novoholdings.dk/Bolt, Escape, nKarta0
Omega Fundshttps://omegafunds.com/Checkmate, Beam, Morphic0
Orbimedhttps://www.orbimed.com/Loxo Oncology, Alector, ORIC0
Osage University Partnershttps://oup.vc/Landos Biopharma, Spero Therapeutics, Synthorx0
Pappas Capitalhttps://www.pappas-capital.com/Plexxikon, Ultragenyx, Mirati0
Perceptive Advisorshttps://www.perceptivelife.com/Blueprint, Dova, Global Blood Therapeutics0
Pfizer Ventureshttps://www.pfizer.com/partners/venture-investmentsBioNTech, Kymera, Nimbus0
Pivotal bioVenture Partners LLChttps://pivotalbiovp.com/Karuna Therapeutics, Inozyme, Iterum Therapeutics0
Polaris Partnershttps://www.polarispartners.com/Alector, Editas, Jnana0
Pontifaxhttps://www.pontifax.com/cCAM Biotherapeutics, Silverback Therapeutics, Eloxx0
Qiming USAhttps://www.qimingvcusa.com/Armo, Cadent, Kezar1
Quan Capitalhttps://www.quancapital.com/en/ARMO, NextCure, Syros0
RA Capitalhttps://www.racap.com/Arvinas, Ra Pharma, Moderna0
Redmilehttps://redmilegroup.com/Repare Therapeutics, Nurix, Lava Therapeutics0
RiverVesthttps://www.rivervest.com/Allakos, Lumena, Macrogenics0
Roche Ventureshttps://www.roche.com/venturefund.htmFibrogen, Alios, Aileron0
RTW Investmentshttps://www.rtwfunds.com/C4, iTeos, Stoke0
Rock Springs Capital LPhttps://www.rockspringscapital.com/Translate Bio, PhaseBio0
SabbyGlobal Blood, Blueprint, Cidara0
Samsara Biocapitalhttps://www.samsaracap.com/Nura, Hookipa, Siros0
Sarissahttp://www.sarissacap.com/Ironwood, Alkermes, Jazz2
Schroder Adveqhttps://www.schroderadveq.com/site/Amal Therapeutics, Cedilla Therapeutics, Revolution Medicines0
Scientia Ventureshttps://www.scientiavc.com/Intra-Cellular, Fibrogen, ADC Therapeutics1
Section 32https://section32.com/Fulcrum, Alector, EQRx0
Seqouiahttps://www.sequoiacap.com/23andMe, Stemcentrx, Cortexyme0
Sofinnova Ventureshttps://www.sofinnova.com/Spark, Tesaro, Intellikine0
Soleus Capitalhttps://soleuscapital.com/BioAtla, Werewolf Therapeutics, Verona0
SOSVhttps://sosv.com/portfolioDiCE, Candel, Vigil Neuro1
SR Onehttps://www.srone.com/Decibel, eFFECTOR, HotSpot0
Stonepinehttps://www.stonepinecap.com/Catalyst, Scynexis, Amyrt2
Surveyor Capital (Citadel)https://www.citadel.com/investment-strategies/surveyor-capital/Spruce Biosciences, Viracta Therapeutics, Aslan0
SV Health Investorshttps://svhealthinvestors.com/Bicycle, Sutro, Deciphera0
Takeda Ventures Inc.https://www.takeda.com/what-we-do/research-and-development/takeda-ventures/Cortexyme, Avidity Biosciences, Heptares Therapeutics0
Temasek Holdings Pvt. Ltd.https://www.temasek.com.sg/en/indexBayer, BioNTech, Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals0
Third Rockhttps://thirdrock.com/Myokardia, Agios, Constellation0
T. Rowe Pricehttps://www.troweprice.com/corporate/us/en/home.htmlBeiGene, Longboard Pharmaceuticals, Kronos Bio0
U.S. Venture Partnershttps://www.usvp.com/Cleave Therapeutics, Effector Therapeutics, Ribon Therapeutics0
UCB Biopharmahttps://www.ucbventures.com/Syndesi, Walden, Locana0
venBiohttps://venbio.com/Olema, ALX, Akero0
Venrockhttps://www.venrock.com/Gilead, Millenium, Pharmacyclics0
Versant Ventureshttps://www.versantventures.com/Jecure, Repare, Oyster Point0
Vertex Ventures HChttps://www.vertexventureshc.com/Visterra, Bicycle Therapeutics, Palleon Pharmaceuticals0
Vida Ventureshttps://vidaventures.com/Sutro, Dyne, Kronos0
Viking Globalhttps://www.vikingglobal.com/PMV, Viela, Edgewise0
Vivohttps://vivocapital.com/Actelion, Chemocentryx, Kite0
Wellington Management Company LLPhttps://www.wellington.com/en/Allena Pharmaceuticals, Jounce Therapeutics, Nuvation Bio0
Wellington Partnershttps://www.wellington-partners.com/ls/portfolioActelion, Carisma, Confo
Westlake Village BioPartnershttps://westlakebio.com/Tmunity, Arsenal, Neuron230
WuXi Healthcare VenturesVivace, Simcha, IDEAYA0

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