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Adage Capital Management

Investor type Government Office
Founders Phillip Gross Robert George Atchinson


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Total investments 84
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 67
Rounds per year 4.00
Lead investments 6
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 36
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Therapeutics
  • Medical
  • Pharmaceutical

The venture was found in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Boston.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 8-9 partakers. Despite the Adage Capital Management, startups are often financed by Morgenthaler Ventures, QuestMark Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Rock Springs Capital, T. Rowe Price, OrbiMed. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Redmile Group, Morgenthaler Ventures, SightLine Partners.

The real fund results show that this VC is 4 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. Opposing the other organizations, this Adage Capital Management works on 33 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The typical startup value when the investment from Adage Capital Management is more than 1 billion dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2014.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight AveXis, Tanium, MuleSoft. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Medical, Biotechnology. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

The fund was created by Phillip Gross, Robert George Atchinson. The overall number of key employees were 4.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Karyopharm Therapeutics

Health Care
$165M05 Dec 2022 Newton, Massachusetts, United States


Health Care
$65M04 Nov 2022 San Diego, California, United States

Abeona Therapeutics

Health Care
Medical Device
$35M03 Nov 2022 New York, New York, United States

Annexon Biosciences

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Life Science
$130M08 Jul 2022 South San Francisco, California, United States

Menlo Micro

Consumer Electronics
Power Grid
$150M09 Mar 2022 Irvine, California, United States

Energy Vault

Energy Management
Energy Storage
Renewable Energy
$150M14 Feb 2022 Ticino, Switzerland


Health Care
Mobile Apps
Nursing and Residential Care
$76M08 Dec 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Scout Bio

Health Care
$33M19 Oct 2021 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Pyramid Biosciences

Life Science
$33M15 Oct 2021 Massachusetts, United States
Beckley Psytech Closes $80M Series B Funding

– Beckley Psytech an Oxford, England-based private company dedicated to addressing neurological and psychiatric disorders through the novel application of psychedelic medicines closed an $80m Series B financing.
– The round was led by Integrated with participation from Prime Movers Labs, Adage Capital Management, Palo Santo; Delphi VC; Leafy Tunnel; Negev Capital; and existing investor Bicycle Day Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to complete the ongoing Phase 1b trial with low-dose psilocybin in patients suffering from SUNHA, a rare and debilitating headache condition estimated to affect 45,000 people in the US and Europe, and to initiate a Phase 1 dose-ranging study on a novel formulation of intranasal 5-MeO-DMT before starting a Phase 2 trial in Treatment Resistant Depression, and expand its pipeline with new, unique and proprietary psychedelic compounds.

Gopuff Raises $1 Billion in New Funding from Leading Global Investors

– Gopuff, the go-to platform for consumers’ immediate everyday needs, announced that it has secured $1 billion in new funding at a $15 billion valuation.
– Some of the world’s foremost technology investors participated in the round, including new investors Blackstone’s Horizon platform, Guggenheim Investments, Hedosophia, MSD Partners, and Adage Capital, along with existing investors Fidelity Management and Research Company, Softbank Vision Fund 1, Atreides Management, and Eldridge.
– With these new funds, Gopuff will continue to accelerate its strategic business initiatives including further geographic expansion across North America, deeper expansion into the UK and across Europe, hiring top-tier local talent, and focusing on enhancing its technology to continue to deliver an exceptional customer experience.


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