Vigil Neuroscience Launches with $50 Million in Financing to Develop Microglia-based Therapeutics for Neurodegenerative Diseases

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vigil Neuroscience, a new biotechnology company harnessing the power of microglia for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, launched today with $50 million Series A financing. Atlas Venture co-founded, seeded and incubated Vigil with late pre-clinical-stage assets in-licensed from Amgen Inc., who will remain a key shareholder in the company. The Series A round was co-led by Atlas Venture and Northpond Ventures and includes participating investors Hatter