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Longitude Capital

Founders David Hirsch Marc Galletti Patrick Enright

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Total investments 124
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$57M
Portfolio companies 79
Rounds per year 6.89
Lead investments 32
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.36
Exits 28
Key employees 7
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

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

Longitude Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2006. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Menlo Park.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Health Diagnostics, Therapeutics. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Alphaeon, CardioDx, SutroVax. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Longitude Capital, startups are often financed by Kleiner Perkins, The Carlyle Group, TVM Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are RA Capital Management, OrbiMed, Kleiner Perkins. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by RA Capital Management, Rock Springs Capital, Kleiner Perkins.

The current fund was established by Marc Galletti, Patrick Enright. We also calculated 7 valuable employees in our database.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Longitude Capital works on 1 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The real fund results show that this VC is 23 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. When the investment is from Longitude Capital the average startup value is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Zenas BioPharma

Biopharma
Health Care
Pharmaceutical
$200M07 May 2024 -

Endeavor BioMedicines

Biotechnology
$132M24 Apr 2024 California, United States

Cohere Health

Consumer Software
Health Care
SaaS
Software
$50M01 Feb 2024 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Lassen Therapeutics

Biotechnology
Life Science
$85M19 Dec 2023 San Diego, California, United States

OrsoBio

Biopharma
Biotechnology
Health Care
Medical
$60M07 Nov 2023 Palo Alto, California, United States

NOCD

Health Care
Therapeutics
Wellness
$34M31 Jan 2023 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Alpha9 Theranostics

Biotechnology
Medical
Product Research
$75M14 Dec 2022 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Opna Bio

Health Care
Therapeutics
$38M21 Nov 2022 Epalinges, Vaud, Switzerland

Zenas BioPharma

Biopharma
Health Care
Pharmaceutical
$118M07 Nov 2022 -
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Sydnexis Secures $45 Million Series B Financing Led by Visionary Ventures and Blue Stem Capital

– Sydnexis, Inc. completed a $45m Series B financing led by Visionary Ventures, Blue Stem Capital, and SC Master Fund, with participation from existing investors RA Capital Management, Longitude Capital, and Medicxi.
– The financing will be used to fund Sydnexis’ lead candidate, SYD-101, through completion of the fully enrolled pivotal Phase 3 STAAR study for the treatment of progressive myopia in children.
– Sydnexis’ STAAR study is the largest pediatric myopia study globally to investigate the use of low dose atropine to retard progressive myopia. In this study, Sydnexis is evaluating two different concentrations of its proprietary atropine formulation SYD-101 (0.01% and 0.03%) versus a placebo control group.

Cortica Raises $60M in Series C Funding

– Cortica from San Diego CA is focused on clinical services for autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions.
– Series C $60m funding round was led by Longitude Capital with participation from 406 Ventures, Adam Boehler, Questa Capital and Aperture Venture Partners and Silicon Valley Bank.
– The new financing will be used to accelerate growth, expand centers across multiple states, and investigate novel drug, device, and diagnostic technologies through sponsored and NIH-funded research.

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Total investments 124
Average round size 57M
Rounds per year 6.89
Peak activity year 2021
Lead investments 32
Follow on index 0.36
Exits 28
Group Appearance index 0.93

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Zenas BioPharma

Biopharma
Health Care
Pharmaceutical
$200M07 May 2024 -

Endeavor BioMedicines

Biotechnology
$132M24 Apr 2024 California, United States

Cohere Health

Consumer Software
Health Care
SaaS
Software
$50M01 Feb 2024 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Lassen Therapeutics

Biotechnology
Life Science
$85M19 Dec 2023 San Diego, California, United States

OrsoBio

Biopharma
Biotechnology
Health Care
Medical
$60M07 Nov 2023 Palo Alto, California, United States

NOCD

Health Care
Therapeutics
Wellness
$34M31 Jan 2023 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Alpha9 Theranostics

Biotechnology
Medical
Product Research
$75M14 Dec 2022 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Opna Bio

Health Care
Therapeutics
$38M21 Nov 2022 Epalinges, Vaud, Switzerland

Zenas BioPharma

Biopharma
Health Care
Pharmaceutical
$118M07 Nov 2022 -
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