CVC  Amgen Ventures

     Office Locations:

One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-1799
Phone: 805-447-1000
Fax: 805-447-1010

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  • Early



  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    A division of biotech giant Amgen, Amgen Ventures funds early-stage companies developing human therapeutics. The Fund was founded in 2004 with an initial $100 million investment. While the fund's focus is primarily in areas of current therapeutic interest to Amgen, it also seeks out novel modalities with the potential to address targets in both current and emerging therapeutic areas of interest. Investments are made on a case-by-case basis, but Amgen Ventures typically invests $2 to 3 million per company per round with $10 million invested over the life of the company. Therapeutic areas of focus for Amgen include: Oncology, Inflammation, Hematology/Nephrology, Metabolic Disorders, Neuroscience and Cardiovascular. Amgen primarily invests in North America, but will consider investments in Europe and the United Kingdom.

    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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    Gladys Nunez Principal
    Janis Naeve Managing Director
    Jeremy Grunstein Executive Director
    Jessica Droge Executive Director
    Ray Barlow Executive Director


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):







      Saama Technologies



      Majority Growth


      Genome Medical



      Series C


      Senti Biosciences



      Series B


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