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Cormorant Asset Management

Investor type Hedge Fund

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Total investments 177
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$79M
Portfolio companies 139
Rounds per year 17.70
Lead investments 18
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.21
Exits 73
Key employees 2

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Medical
  • Therapeutics
  • Pharmaceutical
Summary

The main department of described VC is located in the Boston. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Medical, Life Science. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent 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. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Audentes Therapeutics, Innovent Biologics, ZAI Lab

The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The top activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. When the investment is from Cormorant Asset Management the average startup value is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 2 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. This Cormorant Asset Management works on 22 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 investment rounds annually.

We also calculated 2 valuable employees in our database.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Cormorant Asset Management, startups are often financed by ARCH Venture Partners, Third Rock Ventures, New Enterprise Associates. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Foresite Capital, Wellington Management, EcoR1 Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by EcoR1 Capital, Visionnaire Ventures, Senvest Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Ensoma

Biotechnology
Genetics
Therapeutics
$85M05 Jan 2023 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

BioAtla

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

Orionis Biosciences

Biotechnology
Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical
$55M19 Oct 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

JenaValve Technology

Health Care
Medical
Medical Device
$100M31 Aug 2022 Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Greenlight Biosciences

Agriculture
AgTech
Biotechnology
Chemical
Fuel
Sustainability
$109M12 Aug 2022 Massachusetts, United States

Atia Vision

Biotechnology
Health Care
Medical
Medical Device
$42M02 Aug 2022 California, United States

MOMA Therapeutics

Biotechnology
Therapeutics
$150M10 May 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Adona Medical

Health Care
Medical
Medical Device
$37M29 Apr 2022 California, United States

Tessera Therapeutics

Biopharma
Biotechnology
Therapeutics
$300M19 Apr 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
News
ShouTi Secures $100 Million Series B Financing to Accelerate Development of Life-Changing Medicines Fueled by Advanced Computational, Structure-Based Drug Design Platform

– ShouTi Inc. announced the close of a $100m Series B financing round.
– The round was led by BVF Partners. Additional new investors include Casdin Capital, Cormorant Asset Management, Janus Henderson Investors, Lilly Asia Ventures, Monashee Capital, Sage Partners, Stork Capital, Surveyor Capital (a Citadel company), TCG X, Terra Magnum Capital Partners, Woodline Partners, and co-founder and strategic partner Schrödinger.
– Existing investors also participated in the financing, including Eight Roads, F-Prime Capital Partners, Qiming Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital China, TF Capital and Wuxi AppTec.

Garuda Therapeutics Raises $72M in Series A Financing

– Garuda Therapeutics from Cambridge develops off-the-shelf, durable blood stem cell therapies.
– Series A funding of $72m brings company valuation to more than $1b.
– The round was led by Aisling Capital, Northpond Ventures and Orbimed, supported by Cormorant Asset Management, Ridgeback Capital Investments, Monashee Investment Management, Sectoral Asset Management, National Resilience, Inc. (Resilience), Mass General Brigham Ventures, among others.

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