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MRL Ventures Fund

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital


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Total investments 37
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 23
Rounds per year 4.62
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
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Exits 7
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Therapeutics
  • Health Care
  • Medical
  • Life Science

The main department of described VC is located in the Cambridge. The venture was found in North America in United States.

We also calculated 3 valuable employees in our database.

The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The top activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Comparing to the other companies, this MRL Ventures Fund performs on 7 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The real fund results show that this VC is 6 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Alector, Entrada Therapeutics, Carisma Therapeutics Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Health Care, Medical Device.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 8-9 partakers. Despite the MRL Ventures Fund, startups are often financed by Atlas Venture, Amgen Ventures, Polaris Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Atlas Venture, Amgen Ventures, SR One. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by GV, Fidelity Management and Research Company, Atlas Venture.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Carisma Therapeutics

Health Care
Life Science
$30M21 Sep 2022 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Photys Therapeutics

$75M08 Sep 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Aktis Oncology

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

LifeMine Therapeutics

Life Science
$175M23 Mar 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


$65M22 Feb 2022 New York, New York, United States

AmbAgon Therapeutics

Product Research
$85M06 Jan 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Mozart Therapeutics

$55M26 Oct 2021 -

PAQ Therapeutics

Health Care
$30M15 Jul 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Therini Bio

Health Care
$17M10 May 2021 San Francisco, California, United States
Founded last year, Mozart Therapeutics lands $55M to develop therapies for celiac and other diseases

– Mozart Therapeutics, a Seattle-based biotech startup, raised $55m funding.
– The round was led by ARCH Venture Partners along with Sofinnova Partners.
– Other backers include MRL Ventures Fund from Merck, Leaps by Bayer, and Eli Lilly & Company.

PAQ Therapeutics Raises $30M in Series A Funding

– PAQ Therapeutics is a biotechnology company advancing a new approach to restoring health and curing disease through autophagy.
– The company announced the closing of a $30m Series A round.
Sherpa Healthcare Partners led the round with participation from Huagai Capital, MSA Capital, and MRL Ventures Fund as well as seed investors Nest.Bio Ventures and Matrix Partners China.
– The funding will be used to advance the company’s ATTEC platform and progress its pipeline programs.


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