AI for Drug Discovery, Biomarker Development and Advanced R&D Landscape Overview 2020

First Star Ventures

First Star Ventures

United States of America
Boston

First Star partners with entrepreneurs solving real-world problems using data and machine learning, focusing on applications of frontier technologies such as AI, computational biotech, connected sensors, AR/VR, and blockchain. We believe in investing with conviction in visionary, technical founders inventing the future. Drawing on our experience and network of strategic partners across industries and regions, we help startups think big and grow fast.

 

Founded
2014
Status
Private company

First Star Ventures' Portfolio

Genialis tackles diseases of unmet need with in silico precision medicine, blending compbio & AI for translational & clinical discovery.

We develop novel high performance alloys using AI & Computational Chemistry.

Plex Research is the Boston area start-up that's transforming the humble search bar into a drug discovery powerhouse. Our search …

Seven Bridges is the leading biomedical data science company.

Winterlight builds technology that can quickly and accurately detect signs of cognitive impairment from a sample of speech.

First Star Ventures' Competitors

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4DX Ventures is an early-stage project capital firm that builds the transformative businesses with entrepreneurs leveraging technology.

6 Dimensions Capital is a healthcare focused investment firm.

8VC

8VC aims to transform the technology infrastructure behind many industries.

Agoranov is a public Science & Tech incubator that provides mentorship, office space, funding, and consultancy services to startups. The …

ALS Investment Fund is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in early stage biotech companies that develop drugs and …

AME Cloud Ventures focuses on seed to later stage companies building infrastructure and value chains around data. It specializes in …

ARCH invests primarily in companies co-founded with leading scientists and entrepreneurs, concentrating on bringing to market innovations in life sciences. …

Abstract Ventures is a sector agnostic venture investor in pre-seed, seed, and Series A startup companies. It serves as pavers …

A biotech venture capital firm.

Alexandria Venture Investments is a venture capital firm that develops the work in real estate technology, and healthcare sectors.

Allen & Company is a family owned investment and advisory firm based in New York. The firm advises on M&A …

Alphabet Inc. provides online advertising services in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Canada, and Latin …

Alumni Ventures Group provides high-quality, diversified venture portfolios to individual investors who previously haven't had access to VC.

Andreessen Horowitz is a stage-agnostic venture capital firm with assets under management across multiple funds.

ARTIS Ventures (AV) partners with entrepreneurs who are driven to impact the world by reshaping and reinventing industries. The team …

AMV is a venture capital firm investing in early-stage digital health, tech, and life sciences companies. The firm has provided …

Atinum Investment is a principal investment firm.

Atlas Venture creates and invests in biotech startup companies with seed and early stage venture investments.

B Capital Group backs brash entrepreneurs building technology companies. With offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Singapore, B Capital …

BV is an independent venture fund established by Baidu in 2017. BV's investors include Baidu as well as other leading …

Baillie Gifford is an independently owned investment management firm. It is owned and run by 39 of its senior executives …

Bangarang Group

Basis Set Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage ventures. The firm invests in companies that are …

Bios Partners is a private equity firm based in Dallas/Fort Worth.

Bold Capital Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm investing in life sciences, healthcare, and frontier tech companies.

Bristol-Myers Squibb engages in the discovery, development, licensing, manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of pharmaceuticals.

CLI Ventures is a global venture capital and private equity investment firm committed to helping exceptional entrepreneurs build the next …

Caffeinated Capital is a San Francisco based venture capital firm founded by Raymond Tonsing.

Casdin Capital is a fundamental research investment firm focused on the life sciences and healthcare industry. It manages a long-short …

Celgene discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapies to treat cancer and immune-inflammatory-related diseases.

Chiesi Pharmaceuticals provides research, development, production, and marketing of medicines for respiratory, neonatology, rare diseases.

It is the first flagship healthcare private equity fund of China Life. As the major investment platform of healthcare investments …

City Hill Ventures, LLC is a health care focused investment firm based in San Diego, California, one of the leading …

Civilization Ventures invests in visionary founders that are leading the future of health tech and biology-driven innovation. We aim to …

Claremont Creek Ventures (CCV) is a seed and early stage venture firm. CCV invests in companies that serve essential, broad-impact …

Colt Ventures proving a broad range of investment activities and has the flexibility to invest in a wide variety of …

Cormorant Asset Management is an employee-owned hedge fund sponsor that provides its services to pooled investment vehicles.

Cota Capital is an SEC-registered multi-stage investment firm focused on private and public enterprise technology companies. Cota has invested in …

Creative Destruction Lab is a seed-stage program for massively scalable, science- and technology-based ventures.

Crowdcube is an equity crowdfunding platform for entrepreneurs of start-ups and growing businesses.

DFJ

DFJ is a VC firm that focuses on seed, venture and growth stage investments in enterprise, consumer, and disruptive technologies.

DFJ Growth invests in growth stage technology companies that are scaling rapidly and poised for market leadership. Based in Silicon …

DHVC is a venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, California. We invest in Enterprise, Consumer, FinTech, and Healthcare sectors. …

DHVC is a venture capital fund that invests primarily in early stage and growth stage companies with disruptive technologies or …

DSC Investments invests in early stage and growth companies in the field of corporate identify and focus, IT, software, biotechnology,

Data Collective invests in entrepreneurs building big data, deep compute, and IT infrastructure companies.

Deep Knowledge Ventures is a Hong Kong based investment fund with teams in London, Geneva, and San Francisco. The fund …

Deerfield Capital Management (DCM) is a global fixed-income investment adviser

Dolby Family Ventures is an early stage venture firm focused on building great technology companies. They partner with best-in-class innovators …

Draper Associates is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in industry-transforming companies.

Drive Capital invests in innovative technology, healthcare, and consumer companies in the Midwest. The firm is looking for innovative entrepreneurs …

EASME is the European Union executive agency for SMEs in charge of Enterprise Europe Network, COSME, and other programs.

Investing since 1991, EDBI is a Singapore-based global investor in select high growth technology sectors ranging from Information & Communication …

Public company that plays an active role in the funding of viable and innovative technology projects in Spain

Epic Canadian Healthcare is a long-term fund focused on unique private Canadian healthcare companies generally unavailable

Eight roads ventures specializes in the fields of principal investments and real estate.

Elaia is an independent venture capital firm, focused on the digital economy and deep tech. With over €350m under management, …

Evotec is a drug discovery alliance company providing drug discovery solutions to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

F-Prime Capital is a venture capital firm investing in healthcare and technology.

By adopting revolutionary mechanisms, FREES FUND is devoted to change the long-established rules in the venture capital. By leveraging the …

Felicis is a VC firm investing in companies reinventing core markets, as well as those creating frontier technologies.

First Round is a venture capital firm that specializes in providing seed-stage funding to technology companies.

Flagship Pioneering conceives, creates, resources, and grows first-in-category ventures to transform human health and sustainability.

Foundation Capital is a venture capital firm dedicated to the proposition that one entrepreneur's idea, with the right support, can …

GO CAPITAL is a private equity fund based in France.

Green Park & Golf, built on over 50 years of operational and financial experience, seeks investment opportunities that offer above-market …

GV

GV provides seed, venture, and growth stage funding to technology companies.

GeoSpock builds GeoSpock DB, the unique space-time analytics database that delivers rapid insights at a fraction of the cost.

Golden Ventures is a seed-stage venture capital fund that support founders.

Private investment firm investing in technology and biotech companies across USA and Asia from early-stage to pre-IPO

Great Oaks is an early-stage venture investment firm that invests in seed and series a investments in tech-based startups.

Green Park & Golf, built on over 50 years of operational and financial experience, seeks investment opportunities that offer above-market

GreenSky Capital is a venture capital and private equity firm that manages venture capital and provides financial advisory services. It …

HOF Capital partners with ambitious entrepreneurs from idea to IPO, helping them build the next generation of leading technology companies.

Co-working Space, International Business Acceleration Services, Venture Funding

Health Wildcatters is a mentor-driven seed accelerator focused on improving healthcare by supporting entrepreneurs and healthcare startups. Healthcare IT, SaaS, …

Heritage Provider Network (HPN) is a limited Knox-Keene licensed organization.

IA Ventures is a venture capital firm that specializes in seed-stage and early-stage investments in the fintech sector. The firm …

IndieBio is the largest biotech startup accelerator, run by SOSV.

Innovate UK holds funding competitions for businesses and research organizations in sectors, including emerging technologies.

Inovia Capital is a full-stack venture firm backing passionate tech founders with global ambitions.

ICF is a public financial institution that provide funding to catalan companies and entrepreneus.

Invus recognizes that every company is unique and that extraordinary business performance cannot be achieved by following a formulaic

Juvenescence Limited is a British Virgin Islands-based holding company that invests in human aging and longevity. Juvenescence has raised USD …

Kakao Ventures is one of the early-stage VCs in Korea, with a focus on everything mobile and software. Kakao Ventures …

Karlin Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund based in Los Angeles. They are value-add partners helping entrepreneurs who take …

Khosla Ventures is a venture capital firm that focuses on environmentally friendly tech, internet, computing, mobile, and silicon tech.

Kleiner Perkins is a venture capital firm specializing in investing in early-stage, incubation, and growth companies.

LB Investment is one of the top VCs in Korea. LB invests in diverse industries ranging from Technology and Contents …

Labcorp specializes in providing physicians with laboratory tests. They develop new tests that provide enhanced accuracy and additional clinical information. …

Lanza Tech Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in early-stage companies.

LifeSci Venture Partners is an early-stage investment firm that invests in early-stage life sciences and healthcare companies.

Lifeforce Capital invests in digital health companies enabling new care delivery models or more efficient therapeutic development.

Lightspeed Venture Partners is a venture capital firm that engages in consumer, enterprise, technology, and cleantech markets. It focuses on …

Lightstone Ventures is a leading global venture capital firm.

Lilly Asian Ventures makes venture capital investments in Asia for Eli Lilly and Company, a global innovation-driven pharmaceutical

Lilly Ventures is an Indiana-based venture capital firm that provides investment to companies in the life sciences sector.

Linear Capital (Linear Venture) was founded by Jingdong, Lynx former executives and early Facebook employees Chuan Wang Huai, attention Pan …

Mirae Asset Venture Investment invests in specialized enterprises and provides technology, funding and management consulting.

Mission and Market is a micro-venture capital firm focused on seed investments in many areas, including big data, software-powered biotech.

Monsanto Growth Ventures (MGV) is the venture capital group at Monsanto Company. Monsanto has a large footprint as a provider …

Morningside Venture Capital (“Morningside�) is one of China’s earliest early-stage venture investors.

National Institutes of Health is a biomedical research facility in the United States that focuses on biomedical and health-related research.

America’s Seed Fund at the National Science Foundation awards nearly $200 million annually to startups and small businesses.

Nest.Bio Ventures takes a deep science, cross-border approach to translating breakthrough science into revolutionary companies.

New Wave Ventures is a privately owned fund seeking the opportunity to invest for the long term in companies with …

Novo A/S is the holding company of the Novo Group, wholly-owned by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Investing in entrepreneurs, inventors and scientists who aim to benefit humanity by rewriting the operating systems of life.

OrbiMed is a healthcare-dedicated investment firm focusing on biopharmaceuticals to medical devices and diagnostics.

Partner Fund Management provides services to pooled investment vehicles.

Pavilion Capital Partners is a growth-oriented private equity investor. It provides capital and strategic support to companies in the United …

Pear is an early-stage venture fund founded by Pejman Nozad and Mar Hershenson. Their co-founding managers have historically seeded very …

Pear, formerly known as Pejman Mar Ventures, is an early stage venture fund founded by Pejman and Mar.

Pfizer Venture Investments is a venture capital firm.

Plug and Play is an innovation platform, bringing together startups and the world’s largest corporations.

Primary Venture Partners is a seed-stage venture firm focused on transformative, NYC-based startups. Managed by co-founders and General Partners Ben …

Qiming Venture Partners is a venture capital firm investing in the TMT and healthcare industries at the early and growth …

We help startups get from prototype to ramen profitable

Healthcare investment organization that does venture, growth and crossover investing across healthcare.

Redpoint Ventures partners with visionary founders to create new markets or redefine existing ones at the seed, early, and growth …

Seed fund led by Zal Bilimoria of a16z and co-founded by David Lee of SV Angel.

Reneo Capital Management, LP provides investment advisory services. The Company conducts business operations in the United States.

Rising Tide is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm funding entrepreneurs that help carry the founders’ visions.

Roche is a pharmaceutical and diagnostics company that focused on improving people’s lives. Roche is the owner of F. Hoffmann-La …

The Roche Venture Fund is the name given to the corporate venture fund of the healthcare company Roche.

Ruvento ventures is dedicates to fund the best iot and hardware teams across USA and Asia.They invests in technologies that …

SIG's China venture capital and private equity activities are operated through SIG Asia Investments, LLLP (SAI).

SOSV is a global venture capital firm that operates startup accelerator investment programs.

SR One is the corporate venture capital arm of GlaxoSmithKline.

SV Angel is an angel firm that helps startups with business development, financing, M&A, and other strategic advice.

Sanabil Investments is a sovereign wealth fund specializing in direct and fund of funds investments.

Schrodinger develops a chemical simulation software for use in pharmaceutical and biotechnology research.

Schrödinger’s industry-leading computational platform facilitates the research efforts of biopharmaceutical and industrial companies, academic institutions, and government laboratories worldwide. Schrödinger …

Seed Capital is Denmark's largest seed stage venture capital fund investing in technology companies.

Sequoia is a VC firm focused on energy, financial, enterprise, healthcare, internet, and mobile startups.

Sequoia Capital China is a VC firm focused on seed stage, mid stage, late stage, and growth investments in the …

Seraph Group is an angel investor that invests between $50,000 and $1,000,000 in early-stage startups.

Shengding Equity Investment Fund is an investment Fund.

Sinovation Ventures is a full-service venture capital firm that actively invests in the Chinese technology market.

Slow Ventures invests in companies central to the technology industry and those on the edges of science, society, and culture.

SoftBank Ventures Asia is the corporate venture capital arm of SoftBank Group that specializes in IT startup investment.

Soma Capital is a fund built by founders for founders that focuses on software.

Start Capital is a global seed and early stage investment company. They are looking for fast-growth companies with visionary entrepreneurs …

StartX is an educational non-profit that helps Stanford's top entrepreneurs.

Startupbootcamp is a global network of industry-focused startup accelerators that provides investment and mentorship services.

Stripes is a growth equity firm that invests in software and branded consumer businesses to fuel the next generation of …

Since its inception in 1987, the Susquehanna International Group of Companies (SIG)* has grown from a trading firm on the …

TSVC is a venture capital firm focused on early stage deep technology startups.

Tencent is an internet service portal offering value-added internet, mobile, telecom, and online advertising services.

Terra Magnum Capital Partners is a private equity firm specialized in both direct investments and fund investments.

Third Rock Ventures invests in transformational life science companies that show high growth potential

Threshold is an early-stage venture capital firm that focuses on conviction investment strategy.

Two Sigma Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund based in New York City investing capital and expertise in entrepreneurs …

Devoted to provide complete incubation services, venture capital funds for high tech startups. In addition to this, it provides companies …

Uni-Innovate Group

WI Harper Group is a venture capital firm that focuses on early and early expansion investments in Mainland China, Taiwan …

WuXi AppTec provides a broad portfolio of R&D and manufacturing services that enable companies in the pharmaceutical.

Y Combinator is a startup accelerator that invests in a wide range of startups twice a year.

Invest in early stage biotechnology companies

Applies machine learning to DNA library to predict and optimize novel small molecule modulators for challenging drug targets.

ZhenFund invests in TMT, healthcare, and education among other sectors.

Portfolio of First Star Ventures' Competitors

Insilico Medicine, an artificial intelligence company headquartered in Rockville, MD, pioneered the applications of the generative adversarial networks (GANs), reinforcement …

Qulab automates molecular drug design by leveraging on the power of artificial intelligence and quantum computers.

Cyclica is a biotechnology company that leverages AI and computational biophysics to decentralize drug discovery. The company approaches polypharmacology with …

Standigm is an AI-driven drug discovery company. Applying its own innovative AI to the real world, Standigm currently has more …

Syntekabio is a leading AI-driven drug discovery company that uses machine learning and supercomputing to discover new drugs.

Flatiron Health is a healthcare technology company that aims to improve lives by learning from the experience of every cancer …

AccutarBio employs artificial intelligence to revolutionize drug discovery. With capabilities in side chain flexible mode ligand docking, virtual screening, and …

Anima Biotech is advancing Translation Control Therapeutics, the first and only platform for the discovery of small molecule drugs that …

SEngine Precision Medicine has engineered an innovative approach to identify and develop the next generation of cancer targeted drugs.

Engine Biosciences is a venture-backed San Francisco- and Asia-based technology company pioneering network biomedicine. Our proprietary and patented technologies oriented …

Using cutting-edge immunology, bioinformatics, and machine learning methods, Evaxion Biotech is discovering and developing 'best in class’ vaccines for infectious …

Euretos provides AI driven research support as well as direct access to the Euretos AI Platform to enable in silico …

The convergence of big data, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence has allowed twoXAR to build a drug discovery platform that …

Turbine models how cancer works on the molecular level and tests millions of potential drugs on it with artificial intelligence. …

We are an Oxford, UK-based company with a unique and powerful computer-based drug discovery platform and a specialised approach to …

The Atomwise Advantage Using computers to discover medicines is a great idea, but execution is everything. With lives and budgets …

Founded by Flagship Pioneering, Cellarity is the first company developing medicines through an understanding of cell behaviors. The company’s broad …

OneThree Biotech is a VC backed startup working to change how new medicines are discovered using biology-driven AI. We all …

Intomics is specialized in deriving core biological insights from analysis and integration of biomedical big data. We increase the success …

Mind the Byte is a bioinformatics company that develops and provides software for computational drug discovery using Big Data and …

Auransa Inc. is an AI-driven pharmaceutical startup focusing on developing precise medicines for cancer, aging-related diseases and other disorders. We …

NuMedii discovers and de-risks effective new drugs by translating Life Sciences Big Data into therapies with a higher probability of …

Our products and services span study design, cohort sourcing, sample preparation, sequencing, secondary and tertiary analysis, storage (including cloud-based), interpretation, …

Verge Genomics uses machine learning and human genomics to accelerate drug discovery

Olaris is a biotechnology company that specializes in producing personalized Biomarkers of Response. It aims to change how diseases are …

Bioxcel Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company pioneering the application of artificial intelligence and big data analytics integrated with drug development …

Erasca creating a new generation of oncology drugs intended to not just treat, but actually cure Cancer.

Foundation Medicine is a molecular information company dedicated to a transformation in cancer care in which treatment is informed by …

Develops small-molecule therapeutics using software including proprietary AI–molecular modelling algorithm.

Innophore uses a new and unique way to identify enzymes for existing or up-coming industrial biocatalytic processes. The CatalophoreTM platform …

Applies machine learning to DNA library to predict and optimize novel small molecule modulators for challenging drug targets.

Precisionlife is an A.I. solutions company innovating analytics to solve grand challenges in health, food and smart living. Our precisionLIFE …

Cotinga Pharmaceuticals (COT.V) (formerly “Critical Outcome Technologies Inc.”) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing treatments for a broad range …

Our company, ProteinQure, will use quantum computing and artificial intelligence for the computational design of protein-based drugs. These drugs are …

Nanna Therapeutics is a drug discovery company addressing age-related diseases for which others are failing to provide effective treatments.

Biotx.ai delivers next-generation biomarkers as a basis for decision support in precision medicine. We use novel, state of the art, …

Cloud Pharmaceuticals delivers novel molecular designs of ligands to your druggable targets using our Quantum Molecular Design process deployed on …

Aqemia’s ambition is to discover better and more innovative therapeutic molecules faster. Better molecules because our physics-based technology has unparalleled …

MAbSilico is a deeptech company from French academic research labs. Founded in 2017, MAbSilico is a software editor with the …

UNP has created a unique platform that closely marries prediction with experiment. This rapid, intelligent learning loop has allowed UNP …

Silexon is an AI drug research and development service provider. It is committed to the systematic integration of drug big …

Quantitative Medicine is an early stage computational biology company based out of Revv Oakland in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The company is …

We accelerate preclinical drug development by applying machine learning to lead generation & optimization. Technology Modeling Using recently-developed machine learning …

Optibrium provides drug discovery software solutions that bring confidence to the selection and design of high quality candidate drugs. The …

We apply our novel AI based platform to small molecule chemical design challenges to increase speed and success while reducing …

Medicinal Chemistry as a Service powered by Machine Learning.

Celsius Therapeutics develop life-changing medicines and discover critical biomarkers for patient care by better understanding the cellular ecosystem of diseases …

Structura builds software that enables fast, accurate and automated electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM) for drug discovery and research. We work closely …

Evid Science represents a revolution in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Leveraging cutting edge research in Artificial Intelligence and Machine …

StoneWise is committed to establishing the world's leading intelligent drug discovery platform.

A2A Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company committed to the advancement of innovative scientific research and new therapeutic agents.

Lantern Pharma, Inc. is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company developing new classes of precision cancer drugs with novel mechanisms of …

XtalPi is a pharmaceutical technology company that is reinventing the industry’s approach to drug research and development with its Intelligent …

Acellera is a technology company focused on delivering services and solutions to companies and academic institutions on computing intensive, mission …

Pepticom is using its AI proprietary technology to design novel peptide drug candidates.

BIOAGE develops drugs to treat aging and its associated diseases. We are backed by Andreessen Horowitz, AME Cloud Ventures, PEAR …

Silicon Therapeutics is an integrated physics driven drug discovery company focused on developing novel medicines for diseases with targets that …