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PureTech Health

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Daphne Zohar John Zabriskie


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Total investments 23
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 11
Rounds per year 1.10
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 4
Key employees 1

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Medical
  • Therapeutics
  • Pharmaceutical

The company was established in North America in United States. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Boston.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the PureTech Health, startups are often financed by InterWest Partners, Wellcome Trust, Polaris Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are InterWest Partners, Polaris Partners, Wellcome Trust. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by New Enterprise Associates, InterWest Partners, Prospect Venture Partners.

This organization was formed by Daphne Zohar, John Zabriskie.

The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The top activity for fund was in 2008. This PureTech Health works on 14 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 0 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Vedanta Biosciences, Gelesis, Akili Interactive Labs. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Clinical Trials, Medical. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Vedanta Biosciences

Business Development
Drug Discovery
$43M21 Jul 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Vor Biopharma

Health Care
$110M07 Jul 2020 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Karuna Therapeutics

Health Care
$68M18 Mar 2019 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Vedanta Biosciences

Business Development
Drug Discovery
$45M24 Dec 2018 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Karuna Therapeutics

Health Care
$42M02 Aug 2018 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Clinical Trials
$25M01 Jan 2017 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Vedanta Biosciences

Business Development
Drug Discovery
$50M06 Jun 2016 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Akili Interactive Labs

Health Care
Medical Device
$30M22 Jan 2016 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Health Care
Medical Device
$31M18 Dec 2015 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Vedanta Biosciences Raises $68M in Series D Financing

– Vedanta Biosciences, Inc. from Cambridge, MA develops new category of oral therapies using defined bacterial consortia manufactured from clonal cell banks.
– The company closed a $68m Series D financing.
– The round was led by affiliates of Magnetar Capital with participation from Verition Fund Management, Fosun Health Capital, co-founder PureTech Health (Nasdaq: PRTC, LSE: PRTC), Rock Springs Capital, Skyviews Life Science, JSR Corporation, SymBiosis LLC, Shumway Capital, Health for Life Capital (Seventure Partners), and other institutional investors.
– The company plans to use the funds to advance its pipeline of defined bacterial consortia, including progressing VE303 into a Phase 3 clinical trial in patients at high risk for recurrentCDI, initiating a Phase 2 clinical trial of VE202 in mild to moderate ulcerative colitis, and continuing to advance programs in additional indications.


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