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5AM Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Andrew Schwab John Diekman


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Total investments 170
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 79
Rounds per year 8.50
Lead investments 38
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 36
Key employees 8
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Therapeutics
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical

5AM Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2002. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Menlo Park.

The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Audentes Therapeutics, Ikaria, Relypsa We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Life Science, Therapeutics.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the 5AM Ventures, startups are often financed by Clarus Ventures, ARCH Venture Partners, Sprout Group. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Roche Venture Fund, Frazier Healthcare Partners, Clarus Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by ARCH Venture Partners, Roche Venture Fund, Aravis Ventures.

The current fund was established by Andrew Schwab, John Diekman. Besides them, we counted 8 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The high activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 12 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. When the investment is from 5AM Ventures the average startup value is 10-50 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this 5AM Ventures works on 8 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Novome Biotechnologies

$43M13 Sep 2022 South San Francisco, California, United States

Disc Medicine

Health Care
$53M10 Aug 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

CAMP4 Therapeutics

$100M20 Jul 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Magnetic Insight

Health Care
Life Science
Medical Device
$17M23 Jun 2022 California, United States

Dianthus Therapeutics

Health Care
$100M19 Apr 2022 Waltham, Massachusetts, United States


$49M05 Nov 2021 Schlieren, Zurich, Switzerland

Radionetics Oncology

$30M18 Oct 2021 California City, California, United States

Expansion Therapeutics

Health Care
$80M29 Sep 2021 San Diego, California, United States


Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical Device
$24M09 Sep 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States
Neurogastrx Secures $60 Million in Series B Financing and Expands Management Team to Advance Its Pipeline of Transformative Investigational Therapies for Gastrointestinal Disorders

– Neurogastrx, a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company developing transformative therapies for gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, announced the successful completion of a $60m Series B crossover round led by Vivo Capital.
– Other new investors participating in the Series B round include RTW Investments, Samsara BioCapital and Marshall Wace, joining 5AM Ventures, venBio and OrbiMed Advisors.
– Proceeds from the financing will be used to advance the company’s pipeline of GI therapies for serious conditions that impact millions of people yet are not effectively treated.

TMRW Life Sciences Raises $105M in Funding

– TMRW Life Sciences, Inc., a NYC-based life sciences technology company providing an automated platform for tracking, monitoring, and storage of frozen eggs and embryos used in in vitro fertilization (IVF), completed a $105m Series C equity and debt financing.
– The equity round was led by Transformation Capital with participation from GV (formerly Google Ventures), Casdin Capital, Peter Thiel, Anne and Susan Wojcicki, and existing investors 5AM Ventures and Life Sciences Innovation Fund, among others.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate global expansion, advance product innovation, develop consumer awareness of the platform, and support future business development opportunities.


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