Third Rock Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Kevin Starr Mark Levin Robert Tepper


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Total investments 124
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 61
Rounds per year 8.27
Lead investments 30
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 32
Key employees 13
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Therapeutics
  • Medical
  • Pharmaceutical

Third Rock Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2007. The company was established in North America in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the Boston.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Pharmaceutical, Therapeutics. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Foundation Medicine, Afferent Pharmaceuticals, Relay Therapeutics. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little.

The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2015. The real fund results show that this VC is 28 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. This Third Rock Ventures works on 5 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2012. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Third Rock Ventures, startups are often financed by Venrock, Flybridge Capital Partners, SV Health Investors. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Flagship Pioneering, ARCH Venture Partners, Polaris Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Wellington Management, Fidelity Management and Research Company, Venrock.

The current fund was established by Kevin Starr, Mark Levin, Robert Tepper. We also calculated 13 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

MOMA Therapeutics

$150M10 May 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Celsius Therapeutics

Emergency Medicine
Health Care
$83M24 Mar 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


$100M27 Jan 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Ambys Medicines

$47M21 Dec 2021 -

Cedilla Therapeutics

Health Care
$25M25 Oct 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Asher Bio

$108M01 Sep 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Abata Therapeutics

$95M23 Jun 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Flare Therapeutics

Health Care
Life Science
$82M13 May 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Asher Bio

$55M23 Mar 2021 San Francisco, California, United States
Asher Bio Closes $108 Million Series B Financing

– Asher Biotherapeutics, a biotechnology company developing precisely-targeted immunotherapies for cancer, autoimmune, and infectious diseases, announced the closing of an oversubscribed Series B financing, which raised $108m.
– The financing was led by Wellington Management Company, and included new investors RA Capital Management, Janus Henderson Investors, Logos Capital, Marshall Wace and Alexandria Venture Investments, and, along with existing investors Third Rock Ventures, Invus, Boxer Capital of Tavistock Group, Mission BioCapital, and other undisclosed institutional investors.

Flare Therapeutics Raises $82M in Series A Financing

– Flare Therapeutics is a biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Mass.
– The company raised $82m in Series A financing.
– The round was led by Third Rock Ventures with participation from Boxer Capital, Nextech Invest, Casdin Capital, Invus Financial Advisors and Eventide Asset Management.
– The new investment will be used for further advancement of the company’s lead program in precision oncology toward the clinic.


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