Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

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Headquarters Location

United States, Waltham


Massachusetts Life Sciences Center was established in 2006, and is a well known Corporate Investor. The the headquarters of this Corporate Investor is in Waltham. The VC's location is in North America, United States.

The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. Candel, Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives, Baystate Health are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Medical, Genetics. In addition, there are 8 more industries where it has achieved success. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If the applying start-up has 4 founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. Moreover, a start-up needs to be more than 20 years old to get investment from this fund.

The fund performance shows that this Corporate Investor achieves 30 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. The fund's activity peaked in 2019. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2016. The fund usually participates in 2-6 investment rounds per year. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center is involved in 17 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are most common for this fund.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 1-2 participants. Along with Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, start-ups are often financed by National Institutes of Health, MassChallenge, National Science Foundation as well as 5 other investors. The most common co-investors for the fund are MassChallenge, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space. The investors in the following rounds are usually National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI), and 1 VC in total.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first_initial last, first last, last first_initial, first, first last_initial

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

72.7% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

2.9% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

0.5 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.35 out of 1

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