Boston Harbor Angels Awards Portfolio Companies at Annual MeetingZiad
Boston Harbor Angels, one of the top three elite angels groups in the US, recognized three portfolio companies at its annual end-of-year general meeting.
Exit of the Year Award: Corbus Pharmaceuticals on NASDAQ
Biotech Startup of the Year Award: Astrocytes Pharmaceuticals Inc.
IT Startup of the Year Award: Wasabi
The meeting featured interviews with Yuval Cohen, CEO of Corbus Pharmaceuticals and Mark Tepper, President & Chief Scientific Officer of Corbus Pharmaceuticals; and David Friend, CEO and co-founder of Wasabi.
The group also honored Mic Williams, President and Founder of Boston Harbor Angels, for his contributions.
About Corbus Pharmaceuticals
Corbus Pharmaceuticals is a Phase 3 clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat rare, chronic, and serious inflammatory and fibrotic diseases. The Company’s lead product candidate, anabasum, is a novel synthetic oral endocannabinoid-mimetic drug designed to resolve chronic inflammation and fibrotic processes. Anabasum is currently being evaluated in a Phase 3 “RESOLVE-1” study in systemic sclerosis and has generated positive data in Phase 2 studies in cystic fibrosis and dermatomyositis. Additionally, the Company is evaluating anabasum in open-label extension studies in systemic sclerosis and skin-predominant dermatomyositis. Corbus expects to commence a Phase 2 study in systemic lupus erythematosus and a Phase 2b study in cystic fibrosis in the fourth quarter of 2017. Learn more >>
About Astrocytes Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Astrocyte Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a small drug development company dedicated to clinically proving the neuroprotective benefits of selective astrocyte activation, and advancing breakthrough therapeutic agents for treating brain injury patients. Learn more >>
Wasabi is the hot storage company. We’re storage experts. We only do cloud storage, but we do it faster, cheaper, and more securely than anyone. Our mission is to make cloud storage a simple, open-standard commodity, much like electricity. Learn more >>
About Boston Harbor Angels
Boston Harbor Angels, like a lighthouse, helps entrepreneurs navigate and grow their start-up businesses through the treacherous waters of an increasingly competitive environment in our global economy. Boston Harbor Angels is a group of proven business leaders interested in investing a portion of our assets in high-growth, early-stage companies. Since 2004 we have made investments in companies in medical devices, IT, consumer products, business products, specialty materials, Internet, aviation, etc. We believe we contribute more than money to the companies we fund and welcome the opportunity to work with entrepreneurs who are open to taking advice, yet have the smarts and determination to make their company successful.