One who is first or among the earliest in any field of inquiry, enterprise or progress
To lead the way for (a group); guide
To be the first to open or prepare
To take part in the beginnings of; initiate
We are Flagship Pioneering.
Fueled by curiosity and a quest for new sources of future value, Flagship conceives, creates, resources and grows first-in-category life sciences companies. Our unique, systematic, hypothesis-driven innovation process empowers us simultaneously to explore the world’s biggest problems and to conceive disruptive scientific solutions. Our ventures deliver breakthrough medicines, maximize the potential of new agricultural practices, and power the world with innovative resources. We call this Pioneering.
We are entrepreneurial scientists dedicated to maximizing value. Through Flagship’s pioneering process, our team continuously envisions opportunity in unexplored spaces and realizes value for society through disruptive innovations and ventures. We start with two simple phrases— “what if?” and “if only….” We suspend disbelief and deliver solutions that transform lives and change the world. We leverage a broad network of leaders from academia, start-ups and large corporations to challenge, evolve and perfect ideas until a compelling value proposition emerges.
Since our founding in 2000, we have originated and fostered the development of more than 100 scientific ventures resulting in $20 billion in aggregate value, 500+ issued patents, and more than 50 clinical trials for novel therapeutic agents. Innovation is our currency. Our creativity, optimism, boundless energy, and curiosity fuel Flagship’s success.
We pioneer scientific ventures for life.
About Flagship Pioneering's VentureLabs
At Flagship Pioneering, we deploy boundless curiosity and creativity within our institutional innovation foundry, VentureLabs®.
Our world-class team systematically applies scientific exploration and invention to evolve enterprising ideas into disruptive, first-in-field ventures.
Flagship VentureLabs has originated more than 200 patents and 40 companies. These ventures establish entire new fields and uncover previously undiscovered areas of science. Some of our notable venture creation successes include Moderna Therapeutics, Seres Therapeutics, Axcella Health, Indigo Agriculture and Adnexus.
In addition to originating ventures within Flagship VentureLabs, our team pursues research breakthroughs and category-defining inventions from our world-class network of collaborators spanning the academic, business, non-profit, science and investment communities. Regardless of the source of the venture, we apply the same disciplined approach to maximize the impact and value.
Through our strategic innovation partnerships, some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical, agricultural technology and nutritional health companies have joined us to share their institutional knowledge so that together we may accelerate Flagship Pioneering’s advances in biology, engineering, medicine, energy and beyond.
Our growing list of strategic innovation partners includes: