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firelakecapital.com

Investments

69

Portfolio Exits

14

Funds

2

About Firelake Capital

Firelake Capital is a "hybrid" investment fund, driven by proprietary fundamental research in three areas where the company believes technology can significantly disrupt the economics of the current market - information technology, energy technology, and material science.

Headquarters Location

575 High Street Suite 330

Palo Alto, California, 94301-1648,

United States

650.321.0880

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Latest Firelake Capital News

Liquidia restarts funding flow

Feb 22, 2018

Liquidia restarts funding flow UNC Chapel Hill spinout Liquidia has secured an initial $25.5m and is aiming for a $53.3m close. Author: Thierry Heles, editor Liquidia Technologies, a US-based biopharmaceutical spinout from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has raised $25.5m in funding, according to a regulatory filing on Tuesday. The round, which has a target size of $53.3m, includes up to $27.8m in series D shares offered to shareholders in a rights offering. The identity of the investors has not been disclosed. Founded in 2004, Liquidia has developed technology, dubbed Print, to precisely engineer drug particles. It has a range of drug candidates in its pipeline, including its lead candidate, LIG865, a pain management compound currently undergoing a phase 3 trial. Liquidia is commercialising research by Joseph DeSimone, the chancellor’s eminent professor of chemistry, and Edward Samulski, chairmain of the Department of Applied Physical Sciences. The company’s latest funding round comes two weeks after it appointed Kevin Gordon as president and chief financial officer. Gordon had previously been executive vice-president and chief operating officer of biopharmaceutical services provider IQVia. Liquidia previously raised $13.8m in July 2012 according to a securities filing, after philanthropic organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as the lead investor with a $10m commitment in 2011 . Contract research organisation PPD contributed to the company's $25m series C round in 2010, which was led by Canaan Partners with participation from New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Morningside Venture Investments, Pappas Ventures and Firelake Capital. NEA led Liquidia's $16m series B round in 2007, with contributions from Firelake Capital and Wakefield Group, the latter of which had led a $6m series A round in 2006 that included Firelake, industrial product and appliance maker Siemens and assorted angel investors. – A version of this article first appeared on our sister site, Global Corporate Venturing.

Firelake Capital Investments

69 Investments

Firelake Capital has made 69 investments. Their latest investment was in Kurion as part of their Unattributed VC - II on April 4, 2015.

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Firelake Capital Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/24/2015

Unattributed VC - II

Kurion

$10M

No

1

11/6/2014

Series C

BluWrap

$12.6M

No

1

5/15/2014

Series B

QBotix

$12M

No

2

2/27/2014

Unattributed VC

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$99M

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10

12/27/2013

Series G

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$99M

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10

Date

4/24/2015

11/6/2014

5/15/2014

2/27/2014

12/27/2013

Round

Unattributed VC - II

Series C

Series B

Unattributed VC

Series G

Company

Kurion

BluWrap

QBotix

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Amount

$10M

$12.6M

$12M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

No

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

1

2

10

10

Firelake Capital Portfolio Exits

14 Portfolio Exits

Firelake Capital has 14 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Airware on October 29, 2018.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

10/29/2018

Asset Sale

$99M

4

7/26/2018

IPO

$99M

Public

3

6/20/2016

Acquired

$99M

1

2/3/2016

Acquired

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$99M

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10

3/26/2014

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

10/29/2018

7/26/2018

6/20/2016

2/3/2016

3/26/2014

Exit

Asset Sale

IPO

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

Public

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Sources

4

3

1

10

10

Firelake Capital Fund History

2 Fund Histories

Firelake Capital has 2 funds, including Firelake Strategic Technology Fund II.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

7/18/2008

Firelake Strategic Technology Fund II

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

$102M

1

10/1/2006

Firelake Strategic Technology Fund

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$99M

10

Closing Date

7/18/2008

10/1/2006

Fund

Firelake Strategic Technology Fund II

Firelake Strategic Technology Fund

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Closed

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Amount

$102M

$99M

Sources

1

10

Firelake Capital Team

4 Team Members

Firelake Capital has 4 team members, including , .

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Martin Leon Lagod

Founder

Current

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Name

Martin Leon Lagod

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