VC  Quaker BioVentures

     Office Locations:

Cira Centre
2929 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-988-6800
Fax: 215-988-6801



  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth



  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device



    Founded in 2002, Quaker BioVentures is a venture capital firm dedicated to investing in life science companies located in the Mid-Atlantic region. The firm leads investments in companies across the spectrum of the life science industry, particularly in developing human therapeutic products as well as companies pursuing platform technologies for the biopharmaceutical industry. Quaker also invests in medical devices, human diagnostics, specialty pharmaceuticals, and healthcare services. Quaker BioVentures invests in companies at varying stages of development, from early stage businesses to public companies. Quaker manages approximately $700 million in capital, typically investing between $5 million and $25 million in each company, with initial investments ranging from $2.5 million to $12 million. The firm is currently investing Quaker BioVentures II, a $420 million fund formed in 2007.

    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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    Adele Oliva Partner
    Andrew F. Khouri Vice President
    Brenda D. Gavin Partner
    P. Sherrill Neff Partner
    Richard S. Kollender Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Amicus Therapeutics
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      Celator Pharmaceuticals
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      Diasome Pharmaceuticals
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      Discovery Laboratories
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      Durata Therapeutics
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      EKR Therapeutics
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      Horizon Pharmaceuticals
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      Intact Vascular
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      NB Therapeutics
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      New York Digital Health Accelerator
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      PreCision Dermatology
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      Precision Therapeutics
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      Protez Pharmaeuticals
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      RainDance Technologies
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      Rapid Micro Biosystems
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      Tarsa Therapeutics
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      Tranzyme Pharmaceuticals
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