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Pre-IPO Investors

Longwood Fund is a healthcare venture capital firm that founds, manages, and builds healthcare companies. Longwood's mission is to identify technologies and to found companies that will advance new therapeutics that can not only make a difference in the lives of patients worldwide, but also create significant value for investors. Members of the Longwood team have founded and built several successful healthcare companies including Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Alnara Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) invests in early-stage, hyper-growth startups, partnering closely with entrepreneurs to build durable businesses. BVP is a global firm with offices in Menlo Park, Cambridge, New York, Mumbai, Bangalore, Herzliya and Sao Paolo. With $4 billion under management, BVP invests anywhere from $100,000 to $75 million in innovative companies like LinkedIn, Yelp, Skype, CornerstoneOnDemand, Pinterest, Box and Twilio. BVP also has deep expertise in healthcare and therapeutics, backing innovative companies like Acceleron, Isis Pharmaceuticals, OvaScience, Sirtris, and Verastem. Over 100 BVP companies have gone public.

EcoR1 Capital is a San Francisco-based, value-oriented healthcare investment fund. EcoR1 capitalizes on opportunities in the biotechnology sector and mitigates risk through a highly engaged investment process, emphasizing the value of identifying and recruiting premier human capital in all aspects of corporate management and scientific leadership.

Jennison Associates was founded in 1969 as one of the first independent institutional investment managers. Over the years, the firm has carefully expanded its equity expertise beyond its flagship large cap growth strategy to include a targeted yet diverse group of investment disciplines that span styles, geographies, and market capitalizations. Jennison’s fixed income capability includes investment grade active and structured strategies of various durations with both market and customized benchmarks. Jennison’s business mix is balanced across institutional and subadvisory channels, and includes a small private client component. As of June 30, 2014, Jennison managed assets of $185.2 billion.

Lightstone Ventures (LSV) was founded in 2012 by the Life Science Partners of Advanced Technology Ventures (ATV) and Morgenthaler Ventures to focus on novel breakthrough medical devices and biopharmaceuticals. The Lightstone team actively manages the Morgenthaler and ATV life science portfolios of more than 40 life science companies and has been involved in several of the largest, venture-backed healthcare exits over the last decade including: Acceleron, Ardian, Avidia, FoldRx, Hypnion, MicroVention, Morphotek, Orexigen, Perclose, Plexxikon, Portola, Proteolix, Threshold and Zeltiq. Lightstone is a national firm with offices in Palo Alto, Calif., Boulder, Colo., and Boston, Mass. 

Bindley Capital Partners (BCP) is a private investment firm that was formed in 2001 after the sale of Bindley Western, a pharmaceutical distribution and services company, to Cardinal Health for $2.3 billion.  BCP pursues a range of investment strategies, including acquiring and investing in outstanding companies and providing liquidity in proprietary special situations.  BCP's principals have a long track record of success in healthcare services, having built and grown a number of companies, including Bindley Western and Priority Healthcare, a specialty pharmacy which was sold to Express Scripts for $1.3 billion in 2005.  With a permanent base of capital supplied by the principals of the firm, BCP has complete discretion to pursue its primary objective:  the creation of an investment portfolio focused on long-term capital appreciation.

The Kraft Group is a major player in the world of business. As a holding company with the network and capital resources of a large global corporation, our interests are diverse and concentrated within paper/packaging manufacturing and forest products distribution, sports & entertainment, real estate development, private investing and philanthropyDoing business in over 80 countries with tens of thousands of customers, The Kraft Group is comprised of 5,000+ employees, manufacturing and distribution facilities, executive office buildings and sports stadiums located on four continents. The Kraft Group remains a privately owned, family-operated company with a strong entrepreneurial streak.

City Hill Ventures, LLC is a health care focused investment firm whose mission is to restore human health through innovation, by building or helping other health care entrepreneurs build great companies that collectively have a transformative impact on patients, the health care industry, and society.

 Retired SVP, Capital Research Company

Spark Capital General Partner

Gibbs Capital Management

Managing Partner/Founder/CEO QVT Financial LP

President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Trustee, The Lynch Foundation

Managing Partner, Pags Growth Capital

Bain Capital Managing Director, Boston Celtics Managing Partner

Harvard Business School Professor

Co-founder Akamai Technologies

Three Arch Partners; Minority Owner: Boston Celtics, SF 49ers