We also invest in for-profit ventures that show potential to improve human well-being at scale.

Our goal is to improve the lives of others as much as we can. While our focus is grantmaking, what matters most to us is an organization’s potential for impact — not its tax status.

  1. Kainomyx

    Good Ventures LLC, at the recommendation of Open Philanthropy, invested in Kainomyx to support the development and production of a new antimalarial drug.

    Date of Investment:
    05/2020
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    Open Philanthropy Page
  2. Sherlock Biosciences

    Good Ventures LLC, at the recommendation of Open Philanthropy, invested in Sherlock Biosciences to support the development of a diagnostic platform to identify any human virus present in a patient sample.

    Date of Investment:
    01/2019
    Company Website:
    Sherlock Biosciences
    Read More:
    Open Philanthropy Page
  3. EicOsis

    Good Ventures LLC, at the recommendation of Open Philanthropy, invested $5 million in EicOsis, a startup developing an oral treatment for neuropathic and inflammatory pain.

    Date of Investment:
    11/2018
    Company Website:
    EicOsis
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    Open Philanthropy Page
  4. VasoRx

    Good Ventures LLC, at the recommendation of Open Philanthropy, invested $5.4 million in VasoRx, a startup developing a new therapy for vascular diseases such as atherosclerosis that are among the leading causes of death in the developed world.

    Date of Investment:
    04/2018
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    Open Philanthropy Page
  5. Dementia Discovery Fund

    In February 2018, Good Ventures LLC invested $14 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund investing in novel science to create new medicines for dementia, which affects more than 47 million people worldwide.

    Date of Investment:
    02/2018
    Company Website:
    Dementia Discovery Fund
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    Investors
  6. Impossible Foods

    The Impossible Burger. (Image courtesy of Impossible Foods)

    The Good Ventures Foundation, at the recommendation of Open Philanthropy, invested in Impossible Foods to accelerate the development of its plant-based meats.

    Date of Investment:
    11/2016
    Company Website:
    Impossible Foods
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    Open Philanthropy Page