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MPM Capital

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Ansbert Gadicke Luke Evnin


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Total investments 284
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 147
Rounds per year 10.92
Lead investments 57
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 92
Key employees 23
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Therapeutics
  • Medical

MPM Capital is the famous VC, which was founded in 1996. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the Cambridge.

We also calculated 24 valuable employees in our database.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the MPM Capital, startups are often financed by HealthCare Ventures, Domain Associates, Abingworth. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Astellas Venture Management, Venrock, Oxford Bioscience Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Wellcome Trust, Venrock, HealthCare Ventures.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Pharmaceutical, Medical. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline 23andMe, EndoGastric Solutions, Repare Therapeutics

Considering the real fund results, this VC is 10 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2003. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2014. The average startup value when the investment from MPM Capital is 100-500 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this MPM Capital performs on 1 percentage points more the average number of lead investments.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Photys Therapeutics

$75M08 Sep 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Aktis Oncology

Life Science
$84M25 Aug 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Orna Therapeutics

$221M16 Aug 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

CODA Biotherapeutics

$28M02 Dec 2021 South San Francisco, California, United States

ReCode Therapeutics

Health Care
$80M21 Oct 2021 Dallas, Texas, United States

Protego Biopharma

$51M19 Oct 2021 San Diego, California, United States

Frontier Medicines

Artificial Intelligence
$88M19 Jul 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Entrada Therapeutics

Emergency Medicine
Health Care
$116M31 Mar 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Aktis Oncology

Life Science
$72M18 Mar 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
ReCode Therapeutics Raises Oversubscribed Series B Financing Round of $80 Million

– ReCode Therapeutics announced the closing of an $80m Series B financing round co-led by Pfizer Ventures and EcoR1 Capital.
– The round was led by Pfizer Ventures and EcoR1 Capital.
– New investors include Sanofi Ventures, funds managed by Tekla Capital Management, Superstring Capital and NS Investment.
– Existing investors who participated included OrbiMed, Vida Ventures, MPM Capital, Colt Ventures, Hunt Technology Ventures, and Osage University Partners.

Immunotherapy startup Umoja lands $210M, less than a year after raising $53M

– Umoja Biopharma, a Seattle-based immunotherapy company, raised $210m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and Cormorant Asset Management.
– New investors included RTW Investments, LP, Temasek, Presight Capital, Caas Capital and SVB Leerink.
– Funds also came from existing investors: MPM Capital, DCVC Bio, Qiming Venture Partners USA, Casdin Capital, The Emerson Collective and Alexandria Venture Investments.


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