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May 24, 2015 6:38 PM ET

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Company Overview of PureTech Ventures

Company Overview

Puretech Ventures is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in pre-seed, seed, early stage, and bridge financing. The firm seeks to invest in life sciences companies with a focus on novel therapeutics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, immunology, metabolism, consumer and digital, neuroscience, drug delivery, and research and platform technologies. Puretech Ventures was founded in 2001 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

500 Boylston Street

Suite 1600

Boston, MA 02116

United States

Founded in 2001





Key Executives for PureTech Ventures

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Partner, and Director
Co-Founder and Senior Partner Emeritus
Age: 75
Co-Founder, Senior Partner, and Board Member
Age: 66
Co-Founder, Senior Advisor, and Director
Age: 66
Manager of Finance and Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

PureTech Ventures Key Developments

PureTech Appoints Christopher Viehbacher to its Board of Directors

PureTech announced the appointment of Christopher Viehbacher, former CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of Sanofi, to its Board of Directors.

PureTech Announces Closing of $55 Million Growth Stage Investment Round; Announces Appointment of Three New Senior Partners

PureTech announced the closing of a $55 million growth stage investment round, with participation from Invesco Perpetual, a $120 billion group of funds. The funding will be used to drive its existing pipeline forward and to advance new healthcare related products and technologies. In conjunction with the funding round, the company announced the appointment of three new senior partners: Dr. H Robert Horvitz, Nobel Laureate, David H. Koch Professor at MIT, and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Mr. Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab and board member of Sony, the MacArthur Foundation, The New York Times, the Knight Foundation and Mozilla; and Dr. Raju Kucherlapati, Paul C. Cabot Professor in the Harvard Medical School Department of Genetics, co-founder of Millennium Pharmaceuticals & Abgenix, and Member of President Obama's Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. The new senior partners will join its existing senior partners and board members, Dr. Robert Langer, PureTech Co-founder & David H. Koch Institute Professor at MIT, Dr. Ben Shapiro, PureTech Chairman, former EVP of Worldwide Basic & External Research at Merck, Dr. John LaMattina, the company’s senior partner and former president of R & D at Pfizer Global Research and Development, and Daphne Zohar, the company’s Founder & CEO, recognized as a healthcare innovator and leader by the Boston Globe, MIT's Technology Review, Fierce Biotech and BioWorld.

PureTech Presents at Life Sciences Summit 2013, Nov-21-2013 02:15 PM

PureTech Presents at Life Sciences Summit 2013, Nov-21-2013 02:15 PM. Venue: Convene - Midtown East, 730 Third Avenue (Between East 45th and 46th Streets), 17th Floor, New York, NY 10017, United States. Speakers: Eric Elenko, Partner.

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