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Company Overview of Lightstone Ventures

Company Overview

Lightstone Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage and selective later stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in life sciences, therapeutics focusing on biotech, biopharmaceutical, and medical devices companies. It seeks to invest in companies which will be incorporated outside the United States in Europe and also Australia. Lightstone Ventures was launched in 2012 and is based in Menlo Park, California with additional offices in Boulder, Colorado, Boston, Massachusetts, Dublin, Ireland and Singapore.

2884 Sand Hill Road

Suite 121

Menlo Park, CA 94025

United States

Founded in 2012





Key Executives for Lightstone Ventures

General Partner
Age: 58
General Partner
Age: 58
General Partner
Age: 78
General Partner and Team Leader
Age: 51
Chief Financial Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Lightstone Ventures Key Developments

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and Lightstone Ventures Announce the Launch of Cerevance

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and Lightstone Ventures announced the launch of Cerevance, a neuroscience company focused on discovering and developing novel therapeutics for neurological and psychiatric disorders. The company will use a new technology, created in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute laboratory of Nathaniel Heintz, Ph.D. at the Rockefeller University. Takeda will jumpstart the new company by providing a 25-person neuroscience research team from its Cambridge, United Kingdom site, including industry veteran Mark Carlton, Ph.D., fully equipped laboratory space, and licenses to a portfolio of preclinical and clinical stage drug programs. Cerevance is funded with $36 million that includes a $21.5 million Series A financing investment from Takeda and Lightstone Ventures, with each joining Cerevance’s Board of Directors. Cerevance will have sites in both Massachusetts and the United Kingdom, surrounded by vibrant academic research ecosystems that support biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

Lightstone Ventures Appoints Susan M. Molineaux as Scientific Advisor

Lightstone Ventures announced the appointment of Susan M. Molineaux, Ph.D. as Scientific Advisor. In this role, she will assist the LSV biotechnology team with deal sourcing and due diligence. Dr. Molineaux also continues to serve as the President, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and as a Member of the Board of Directors of Calithera Biosciences, and as a Member of the Boards of Directors of Geron Corporation and Theravance Biopharma Inc.

Lightstone Ventures Presents at Medical Device Conference, Jun-24-2016 12:10 PM

Lightstone Ventures Presents at Medical Device Conference, Jun-24-2016 12:10 PM. Venue: Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club, 2900 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA, United States. Speakers: Mike Carusi.

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