I  Accelerator


     Office Locations:

1616 Eastlake Avenue East, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98102
Phone: 206-957-7300
Fax: 206-957-7399

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  • Seed



  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Accelerator Corporation, founded in 2003, is a privately-held biotechnology investment and development company located in Seattle and New York. Resources provided by Accelerator and its Affiliates - MPM Capital, ARCH Venture Partners, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., Versant Ventures, Amgen Ventures, OVP Venture Partners, and the Institute for Systems Biology - include committed investment capital, state-of-the-art facilities, world-class scientific and technical expertise and support, and experienced start-up management. Accelerator occupies an 18,000 square foot state-of-the-art space located within a 165,000 SF facility owned and developed by an affiliate of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. in the midst of the vibrant Eastlake life science cluster in Seattle. The facility includes a number of laboratory/office 'suites' as well as common space (reception, conference rooms, break room, etc.) and support infrastructure (autoclave/glass wash, DI water system, telecommunications/network, etc.). In the past nine years, twelve companies have been invested in through Accelerator. Five have emerged and raised follow on financings of more than $164 million. Three remain under management at Accelerator. In all, Accelerator companies have raised in excess of $221 million in initial and follow-on financings. Accelerator's investors have committed an additional $22.5 million to enable Accelerator to continue to identify, capitalize, and develop the next-generation of exciting emerging biotechnologies. In July of 2014, the firm announced the closing of Accelerator IV with $51.1 million in capital commitments.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Alice Chen Principal
    David McElligott Chief Scientific Officer
    David Schubert Venture Partner & Director of Innovation
    Lindsay Rayle CFO
    Thong Q. Le CEO


    Portfolio companies include:

      Acylin Therapeutics
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      ApoGen Biotechnologies
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      Groove BioPharma
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      Integrated Diagnostics
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      Lodo Therapeutics
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      Theraclone Sciences
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