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Websiteforwardventures.com
Phone858.677.6077
Emailinfo@forwardventu...
Employees
Founded1993
DescriptionVenture capital Firm

Funds

Offices

San Diego, USA
9393 Towne Centre Drive
Suite 200
San Diego, CA, 92121
USA

People

Co-Founder & Managing Member
Managing Partner
Partner
Director

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Forward Ventures

Forward Ventures, founded in 1993, has a team of five investment professionals with extensive experience in venture capital and operations. Forward has invested in over 50 companies since it was founded in 1993 and currently has approximately $500 million in capital under management. The most recent fund, Forward V, continues Forward Ventures’ program of life sciences and health care venture investing in companies of all stages. The firm is headquartered in a 40,000 square-foot research building that also serves as an incubator for its portfolio companies.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Affinium Pharmaceuticals 9/2013Debt$11.9M3
Syndax Pharmaceuticals 8/2013Series B$26.6M4
Ambit Biosciences 11/2012Venture Round$50M9
HemaQuest Pharmaceuticals 3/2012Series B$13M5
Affinium Pharmaceuticals 8/2011Venture Round$15M3
Ambit Biosciences 6/2011Series D$30M10
Nereus Pharmaceuticals 6/2010Series E$20M7
HemaQuest Pharmaceuticals 4/2010Series B$12M4
Syndax Pharmaceuticals 3/2010Series A$9M5
Tioga Pharmaceuticals 2/2010Series A$18M4
Altair Therapeutics 2/2010Series B$17M4
LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals 8/2009Series C$29.5M4
Asteres 11/2007Series C$4M3
Sanarus Medical 2/2007Series E$15M6
Concurrent Thinking 10/2006Venture Round$3.19M3
Tioga Pharmaceuticals 1/2006Series A$24M3
Adiana 8/2005Series D$23M9

Videos

Sources

  1. Affinium Pharmaceuticals raises $12 million in debt financing (canadianprivateequity.com) [edit]
  2. Syndax Pharmaceuticals Secures $26.6M Series B Financing (finsmes.com) [edit]
  3. Ambit Biosciences Completes $50 Million Financing to Advance Lead Drug Candidate in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (phx.corporate-ir.net) [edit]
  4. HemaQuest Pharmaceuticals Raises $13 Million in Series B Extension Financing (hemaquest.com) [edit]
  5. Affinium Pharmaceuticals Announces the Closing of $15 Million Financing (afnm.com) [edit]
  6. AMBIT BIOSCIENCES COMPLETES $30 MILLION SERIES D-2 FINANCING (phx.corporate-ir.net) [edit]
  7. Nereus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: Series E $20M (onbiovc.com) [edit]
  8. HemaQuest books $12M Series B to advance mid-stage programs (fiercebiotech.com) [edit]
  9. Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: Series A $9M (onbiovc.com) [edit]
  10. Tioga Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Raises $18 Million to Fund Phase 3 Clinical Trial in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (tiogapharma.com) [edit]
  11. Altair Therapeutics, Inc.: Series B $17M (onbiovc.com) [edit]
  12. SEC D/A (sec.gov) [edit]
  13. Asteres Receives $4 Million Additional Financing (venturedeal.com) [edit]
  14. Sanuras, breat tumor device company raises $15M (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  15. EDGAR [edit]
  16. Tioga’s Series A Round: $24M For Phase IIb Trial Of IBS Drug (tiogapharma.com) [edit]
  17. Adiana, Inc. Reports Completion of $23 Million Financing. (allbusiness.com) [edit]
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