Monday, August 18, 2014
investment models come and go out of fashion, but Flagship
Ventures has stuck with its thesis that novel, early stage platform
companies with significant disruptive potential are the way to go. And rather
than relying only on ideas coming out of academia, Flagship builds a company
around many of its own ideas.
investors are rewarding that model in the current IPO window. In the past four
years, nine Flagship portfolio companies have gone public. Five of the seven
IPOs since the start of the current window in 2013 are in the black; four of
those five are up over 50% from their IPO price.