Longwood Founders Fund

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Christoph Westphal Michelle Dipp Richard Aldrich


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Total investments 48
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 31
Rounds per year 4.00
Lead investments 6
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 14
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Therapeutics
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Life Science

In 2010 was created Longwood Founders Fund, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Boston. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

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 needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight TScan Therapeutics, Colorescience, Channel Medsystems. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are E-Commerce, Life Science. The fund has no specific favorite 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.

The current fund was established by Christoph Westphal, Michelle Dipp, Richard Aldrich.

The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2017. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 11 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Comparing to the other companies, this Longwood Founders Fund performs on 17 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. The high activity for fund was in 2019.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Longwood Founders Fund, startups are often financed by SV Health Investors, MPM Capital, Delphi Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are MPM Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Novartis Venture Fund. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by MPM Capital, Vertex Ventures, Cardinal Partners.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Rectify Pharmaceuticals

Life Science
$100M14 Oct 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Axial Biotherapeutics

$37M13 Oct 2021 Massachusetts, United States

Immunitas Therapeutics

Life Science
$58M18 Aug 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


$50M23 Jun 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Drug Discovery
Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical Device
$92M27 May 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Interius BioTherapeutics

Health Care
$76M18 May 2021 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Life Science
Medical Device
Personal Health
$17M19 Apr 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Pyxis Oncology

Health Care
$152M30 Mar 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

XyloCor Therapeutics

Health Care
$22M22 Mar 2021 Pennsylvania, United States
ImmuneID Announces Close of $50 Million Series A Financing to Develop Precision Immunology Therapeutics

– ImmuneID, Inc. has raised $50m in Series A financing.
– The round was led by new investor Alta Partners and included new investors Alexandria Venture Investments, Redwood Capital Investments, Section 32 and Tekla Capital Management.
– All existing investors participated in the financing, including Arch Venture Partners, Longwood Fund, Pitango HealthTech, In-Q-Tel, Xfund and others.
– Proceeds from the financing will be used to advance the development of therapeutic candidates to treat autoimmune diseases, severe allergies, cancer and infectious diseases.

Interius BioTherapeutics Raises $76M in Series A Financing

– Interius BioTherapeutics, a Philadelphia, PA-based preclinical stage gene therapy company developing a paradigm-shifting platform for in vivo cell-specific gene delivery, raised $76m in Series A financing.
– The round was co-led by Cormorant Asset Management and Fairmount Funds, and joined by Bain Capital Life Sciences, Pfizer Ventures, RA Capital Management, Longwood Fund, Logos Capital, Osage University Partners and Quan Capital.


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