Lightstone Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital


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Total investments 46
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 29
Rounds per year 5.11
Lead investments 8
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 8
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Therapeutics
  • Medical
  • Biopharma

In 2012 was created Lightstone Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The venture was found in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Menlo Park.

We also calculated 5 valuable employees in our database.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Earlens Corporation, Bold Penguin, Locana. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Pharmaceutical, Medical Device. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Lightstone Ventures, startups are often financed by New Enterprise Associates, Advanced Technology Ventures, Vertex Ventures HC. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Vertex Ventures HC, Atlas Venture, Windham Venture Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by New Enterprise Associates, Vertex Ventures HC, Windham Venture Partners.

Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 15 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Comparing to the other companies, this Lightstone Ventures performs on 13 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2016. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2019.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Vigil Neuroscience

$90M18 Aug 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


Food and Beverage
Food Processing
$20M01 Apr 2021 Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Cyteir Therapeutics

$80M11 Feb 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Gemini Therapeutics

Health Diagnostics
$95M08 Feb 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Ligature Therapeutics

$6M04 Jan 2021 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Atsena Therapeutics

Health Care
$55M16 Dec 2020 Durham, North Carolina, United States

Health Care
$100M14 Dec 2020 San Diego, California, United States

Tallac Therapeutics

Health Care
$62M01 Dec 2020 California, United States

Catamaran Bio

$42M23 Nov 2020 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Vigil Neuroscience Completes $90 million Series B Financing to Advance a Pipeline of Microglia-targeted Medicines to Treat Rare and Common Neurodegenerative Diseases

– Vigil Neuroscience, a biotechnology company harnessing the power of microglia for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, announced the completion of a $90m Series B financing to further advance Vigil’s proprietary pipeline of microglia-targeted medicines for the treatment of neurodegeneration.
– The financing was led by Vida Ventures with participation from existing investors Atlas Venture, Northpond Ventures and Hatteras Venture Partners as well as new investors including Surveyor Capital (a Citadel company), Cormorant Asset Management, Invus, OrbiMed, Rock Springs Capital, Deep Track Capital, Logos Capital, Pivotal bioVenture Partners, and Lightstone Ventures.

Alchemab Therapeutics Raises £60M in Series A Financing

– Alchemab Therapeutics from Cambridge, England, UK develops a platform that enables the identification of novel drug targets and therapeutics on the basis of patient B-cell antibody repertoires.
– The company raised £60m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by RA Capital Management, with participation from Lightstone Ventures, Data Collective VC (DCVC), DHVC, SV Health Investors and the Dementia Discovery Fund.
– The new investment will be used to advance the company’s target-agnostic drug discovery platform.


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