Flagship Pioneering

Flagship Pioneering

Flagship Pioneering

Date Founded




Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)

11 - 50


Private Equity & Venture Capital
Hospitals & Patient Services
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

Flagship Pioneering seeks investment opportunities in companies located globally. The firm focuses on companies operating in the fields of therapeutics, life science tools & diagnostics, and bioenergy or cleantech. It provides financing for seed, early, and later-stage capital requirements. It acts as a lead investor. It also makes co-investments.

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Executives & Employees


Chief Executive Officer & Partner

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Senior Partner

Senior Partner

Senior Partner

Senior Partner, Capital Formation

Senior Partner & Chief Communications Officer

Senior Partner & Senior Vice President, Enterprise R&D & Operations

Board of Directors

Founder & Chairman at JAJAH, Inc.

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Recent Transactions
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Johnson & Johnson purchases TARIS BioMedical LLC from Polaris Partners, Flagship Pioneering, Third Rock Ventures LLC, Shanghai Yonghua Investment Management Ltd.

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Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. purchase Visterra, Inc. from Polaris Partners, Flagship Pioneering, Lux Capital Group LLC, Cycad Group LLC, Merck Research Ventures, Vertex Ventures HC

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Synopsys, Inc. purchases Black Duck Software, Inc. from Focus Management, Inc., General Catalyst LLC, Flagship Pioneering, next47 Services GmbH, Gold Hill Capital Management LLC, Volition Capital LLC

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Former Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP


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Rubius Therapeutics, Inc. engages in the development of red-cell therapeutic medicines for cancer, autoimmune diseases, hemophilia, and infectious and metabolic diseases. The company was founded by Avak Kahvejian, Jordi Mata-Fink, and Noubar Afeyan on April 26, 2013 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

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Indigo Agriculture, Inc. provides microbial solutions. The firm offers platform for microbiome product discovery and has generated a robust pipeline of candidates for seed, soil, and foliar applications in globally important crops, including corn, soy, wheat, cotton, and vegetables The company was founded by Noubar Afeyan, David A. Berry, and Geoffrey von Maltzahn in 2014 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

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Sana Biotechnology, Inc. engages in the research and development of engineered cells as medicine. It focuses in identifying and developing potential product candidates, executing preclinical studies, and acquiring technology. The company was founded by Steven D. Harr, Noubar B. Afeyan, Robert Taylor Nelsen, and Hans Edgar Bishop on July 13, 2018 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

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Co-Founder at Flagship Pioneering

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