Indian billionaire Azim Premji is an investor in Moderna – the company whose coronavirus vaccine has showed early signs of positive results
- India’s billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist
Azim Premjiis one of the investors in Moderna.
- The investment was made through Premji Invest – the family office of Wipro founder Azim Premji.
- Moderna is at the forefront of the COVID-19 vaccine race.
Premji Invest, which is the family office of Wipro founder Azim Premji, has been investing since 2006 and has placed its bets across 40 countries.
Dhiraj Malkani, a partner at Premji Invest in Boston also recently shared news about their portfolio company Moderna on his LinkedIn page.
An ET report said that Premji Invest invested $25-30 million in the company a few years ago.
Premji Invest has also placed its bets on other US-based healthtech companies such as Devoted Health, Iora Health and Grand Rounds
Moderna is at the forefront of the COVID-19 vaccine race. The NASDAQ-listed company had recently announced positive data from the phase 1 of its vaccine testing in the United States.
“With today’s positive interim Phase 1 data and the positive data in the mouse challenge model, the Moderna team continues to focus on moving as fast as safely possible to start our pivotal Phase 3 study in July and, if successful, file a BLA. We are investing to scale up manufacturing so we can maximize the number of doses we can produce to help protect as many people as we can from SARS-CoV-2,” said Stéphane Bancel, Chief Executive Officer at Moderna in a statement.
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