Founded in 1980, Atlas Venture has organized seven international funds, and currently manages over $2.0 billion in committed capital, including a $600 million fund raised in April 2001. The Atlas Venture investment team is comprised of operating executives and career venture capitalists who have been involved with more than 350 companies in more than 16 different countries. Since 1995, 50 of Atlas' companies have been acquired and 40 are public. The firm prefers to invest in companies at their earliest stage and focuses on the life sciences and technology industries. Typical investments range from $500,000 to $5 million. Its most current fund, Atlas Venture VIII, is a 2009 vintage for which it held a single close at $283 million. The firm has divided into separate Life Sciences and Technology teams. The Life Sciences group will retain the Atlas name.
Atlas Venture Team