Ophthotech

Ophthotech

Princeton, N.J.
Founders: Dr. Samir Patel and Dr. David Guyer
VC Investment over the last four quarters: $37.47 million

Founded in 2007, the 15-employee Ophthotech is a biotech company developing treatments for age-related macular degeneration, a common cause of vision loss in older adults. The co-founders' prior venture, Eyetech, was acquired by OSI Pharmaceuticals (OSIP) in 2005 in a deal valued at $900 million.

Key to startup success: "[Our] in-depth understanding of the specific specialty pharma space, coupled with an experienced management and venture investors, has been key to our success."