MPM Capital

MPM Capital

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Headquarters Location

United States, Cambridge


MPM Capital is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1996. The fund is located in United States, North America. The primary office of this VC is located in Cambridge.

The fund has an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Pharmaceutical, Medical. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 19 more industries for this fund. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 4-5 years old to get investment from this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 9 other countries. 23andMe, EndoGastric Solutions, Repare Therapeutics are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 5-6 others. Aside from MPM Capital, start-ups are often funded by HealthCare Ventures, Domain Associates, Abingworth and 120 other funds. The fund often co-invests with Astellas Venture Management, Venrock, Oxford Bioscience Partners, overall with 166 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Wellcome Trust, Venrock, HealthCare Ventures, as well as 127 other investors.

The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from MPM Capital is 100-500 millions dollars. The fund typically enters into 7-12 deals annually. In comparison with other funds, MPM Capital makes 1 percentage points more than the average number of lead investments. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2014. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. In 2003, the fund's activity was at its peak. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. In real terms, this VC performs 10 percentage points more exits than other funds.

We also identified another 24 core personnel in our database.

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, first last_initial, last, last first_initial

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

99.0% 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]

37.0% 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]

2.2 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

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Funds Investing in Previous

HealthCare Ventures, Domain Associates, Abingworth

Funds Investing in Following

Wellcome Trust, Venrock, HealthCare Ventures

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