5AM Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on building next-generation life science companies. Founded in 2002, 5AM Ventures has over $435 million under management and is actively investing 5AM Ventures III, L.P., a $220 million fund. The firm has offices in Menlo Park, CA and Waltham, MA.
Formed by successful industry executives and experienced venture capitalists, the 5AM team takes a focused, hands-on approach to company building. In addition to leading investments and contributing as board members of its portfolio companies, 5AM is directly involved in company strategy, management recruiting, business development and fundraising and often takes on short-term operating roles.
The 5AM portfolio, built on advanced life science technologies, is diversified by two key categories: sector & type. In the sector category, companies are diversified by innovative platform technologies, corporate spin-offs, and products with shorter development cycles. In the type category, companies are diversified by product discovery, drug development, and medical technologies.