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Durham, USA
2520 Meridian Parkway Suite 400
Durham, NC, 27713
Mailing address
P. O. Box 110287
Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709


Managing Partner
Managing General Partner
Venture Partner
Venture Partner
Venture partner and Senior editor
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Pappas Ventures

At Pappas Ventures, their sole focus is investing in the life sciences – biotechnology, specialty pharmaceuticals, drug delivery, medical devices and related ventures. Their success, however, is not simply a product of investment capital. They bring experience, creativity and passion to each and every partnership. And in so doing, they are bringing promising technologies to commercial application – from concept to commerce.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Lumena Pharmaceuticals 3/2014Series B$45M6
Research Triangle Park (RTP) 11/2013Series A$25M5
Lumena Pharmaceuticals 5/2013Series A$23M3
Afferent Pharmaceuticals 4/2013Venture Round$5M2
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical 12/2012Private Equity$75M5
Thrasos 10/2012Series C$35M7
CardioDx 10/2012Private Equity$6M3
IlluminOss Medical 9/2012Series C$28M9
CardioDx 7/2012Private Equity$30.5M14
CeNeRx BioPharma 2/2012Series D$4.6M3
CoLucid Pharmaceuticals 8/2011Venture Round$7.5M5
TESARO 6/2011Series B$101M5
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical 6/2011Series A$45M4
Milestone Pharmaceuticals 6/2011Venture Round$13M3
CardioDx 5/2011Private Equity$60M14
Chimerix 2/2011Series F$45M8
TyRx Pharma 12/2010Venture Round$20M3
Achillion Pharmaceuticals 8/2010Venture Round$50.1M4
CeNeRx BioPharma 8/2010Series C$13M3
Liquidia Technologies 7/2010Series C$5M5
CardioDx 5/2010Series D$34.5M9
Syndax Pharmaceuticals 3/2010Series A$9M5
Liquidia Technologies 1/2010Series C$20M5
Afferent Pharmaceuticals 12/2009Series A$23M4
Barosense 8/2009Series D$27M8
Biosyntech 8/2009Venture Round$1.4M4
BrainCells 3/2008Series B$30M6
LEAD Therapeutics 11/2007Series A$17M3
FlowCardia 8/2007Series C$30M9
Gentis 6/2007Series A$10M4
Cequent Pharmaceuticals 6/2007Series A$9M4



  1. Lumena Pharmaceuticals Secures $45M in Series B Financing ( [edit]
  2. Liquidia spins out new biotech with $25M A round ( [edit]
  3. Lumena Pharmaceuticals Announces $23 Million Series A Financing ( [edit]
  4. VC Funding: Q2 2013 source [edit]
  5. Ultragenyx Raises $75 Million in Oversubscribed Crossover Financing ( [edit]
  6. Thrasos Secures $35 Million to Fund THR-184 Phase 2 Clinical Program for Treatment of Acute Kidney Injury ( [edit]
  7. VC funding: Q4 2012 [edit]
  8. IlluminOss Medical Secures $28 Million Series C Financing for Minimally Invasive Bone Fracture Repair ( [edit]
  9. VC Funding: Q3 2012 source [edit]
  10. CeNeRx BioPharma, Inc.: Series D $4.6M ( [edit]
  11. CoLucid Pharmaceuticals Raises $7.5 Million of Planned $9.5 Million ( [edit]
  12. TESARO Secures $101M in Series B Financing ( [edit]
  13. Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Closes $45M Series A Financing ( [edit]
  14. Milestone Pharmaceuticals Announces $13 Million Equity Financing ( [edit]
  15. CardioDx Closes $60m Financing Round ( [edit]
  16. Chimerix Completes $45 Million Financing to Fund Further Development of Novel Antiviral Therapeutics CMX001 and CMX157 ( [edit]
  17. TYRX, Inc. Raises $20 Million in Private Financing ( [edit]
  18. Achillion Announces Private Placement of $50 Million ( [edit]
  20. Liquidia Technologies, Inc.: Series C $5M ( [edit]
  21. CardioDx, Inc.: Series D $34.5M ( [edit]
  22. Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: Series A $9M ( [edit]
  23. Liquidia Technologies Raises $20M in Series C Financing ( [edit]
  24. Afferent Pharmaceuticals Closes $23M Series A Financing Round ( [edit]
  25. Barosense bags $27M for obesity treatment ( [edit]
  26. BioSyntech Announces $4.5 Million Financing ( [edit]
  27. BrainCells raises $30M ( [edit]
  28. LEAD Therapeutics Raises $17 Million in Series A Financing ( [edit]
  29. FlowCardia, Inc. Raises $30 Million In Series C Financing ( [edit]
  30. Gentis raises $10M for spine-injected implants ( [edit]
  31. Cequent Pharmaceuticals ( [edit]
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