Pioneering Ventures for Life

pi·o·neer \ˌpī-ə-ˈnir\

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 75 scientific ventures resulting in $19 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.

Our People

Aram Adourian
Partner, Knowledge Management
Noubar Afeyan
Senior Managing Partner & CEO
Zack Armen
Senior Associate
Yiqun Bai
Senior Associate
Stéphane Bancel
Senior Partner
Brian Baynes
Robert Berendes
Venture Partner
Diana Bernstein
David Berry
General Partner
Ewen Cameron
Chuck Carelli
Chief Financial Officer
John Casey
Doug Cole
Managing Partner
Robert Connelly
Venture Partner
David Epstein
Executive Partner
Molly Gibson
Jim Gilbert
Senior Partner
Simba Gill
Senior Partner
Miguel Ilzarbe
Vice President of Executive Operations
Dessi Jablenski
Avak Kahvejian
Ed Kania
Managing Partner
Laura Lande-Diner
Jordi Mata-Fink
Ignacio Martinez
Jim Matheson
Venture Partner
Michael Mee
Jack Milwid
Jason Park
Nicholas Plugis
Roger Pomerantz
Senior Partner
Joanne Protano
Senior Vice President Finance, New Ventures
Stacie Rader
Partner, Talent Management
Michael Rosenblatt
Chief Medical Officer
Jacob Rubens
Jeremy Springhorn
Partner, Corporate Development
Torben Straight Nissen
Venture Partner
Nathan Stebbins
Leda Trivinos
Partner, Intellectual Property
Geoffrey von Maltzahn
Erica Weinstein
Harry Wilcox
General Partner

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.

Our Partners

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:

astrazeneca-t     bayercropscience-t

merck-t     nhs-t