Astellas Venture Management

Investor type Micro VC


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Total investments 52
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 34
Rounds per year 3.06
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
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Exits 10
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Therapeutics
  • Medical
  • Pharmaceutical

Astellas Venture Management is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 2005. The company was established in North America in United States. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Menlo Park.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Astellas Venture Management, startups are often financed by MPM Capital, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), SR One. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are MPM Capital, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), SR One. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Novartis Venture Fund, SR One, MPM Capital.

The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 6 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Opposing the other organizations, this Astellas Venture Management works on 4 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The important activity for fund was in 2014. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Medical Device, Food and Beverage. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight F2G, Twentyeight-Seven Therapeutics, Tizona Therapeutics.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

11 Apr 2022 Mountain View, California, United States


Big Data
Health Care
Life Science
$17M04 May 2021 Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


Health Care
$45M23 Mar 2021 Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


Translation Service
$20M09 Mar 2021 Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

$80M24 Feb 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Jupiter Therapeutics

Health Care
14 Dec 2020 San Francisco, California, United States

Catamaran Bio

$42M23 Nov 2020 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Fukushima SiC Applied Engineering

$28M07 Sep 2020 Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan

TScan Therapeutics

Health Care
$35M10 Jan 2020 Massachusetts, United States
PhoreMost Raises $46M in Series B Financing

– PhoreMost is a Cambridge, England, UK-based biopharmaceutical company.
– The company raised $46m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by BGF, and included new investor – XtalPi Inc., Astellas Venture Management, Trend Investment Group, and o2h ventures.
– Existing investors Parkwalk Advisors, Morningside Ventures, and Jonathan Milner also contributed.

NeoPhore Closes £15.2M Series B Funding Round

– NeoPhore is a Cambridge, UK-based small molecule neoantigen immuno-oncology company.
– Series B funding round closed.
– The round was led by Claris Ventures with participation from 2Invest, 3B Future Health Fund and Astellas Venture Management alongside founding investor the CRT Pioneer Fund.
– The new investment will be used to advance the company’s drug discovery pipeline.


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