5AM Ventures

Founded 2002
Founders Andrew Schwab John Diekman


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Total investments 150
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 76
Rounds per year 7.89
Lead investments 32
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 35
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

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Disc Medicine

Health Care
$90M02 Sep 2021 United States, Cambridge


Health Care
Health Diagnostics
$60M26 Aug 2021 United States, " United States"}

CAMP4 Therapeutics

$45M15 Jun 2021 United States, Cambridge

Health Care
$42M17 May 2021 United States, San Francisco

Entrada Therapeutics

Emergency Medicine
Health Care
$116M31 Mar 2021 United States, Boston

$80M08 Dec 2020 United States, Boston

Life Science
$55M07 Dec 2020 United States, Boulder

Kinaset Therapeutics

Health Care
$40M30 Nov 2020 United States, " United States"}


Health Care
$35M11 Nov 2020 United States, Seattle
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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