This investment places Gaingels alongside private investors who believe deeply in AGT’s mission, rapid drug development platform, and gene and cell therapy programs for HIV, cancer, and PKU.
Gaingels is an investment network comprised of 1000+ investors focused on high-growth venture-backed companies who embrace LGBT+ leadership. Gaingels works to support its portfolio companies in identifying and recruiting diverse leadership talent, fostering a vibrant global community of industry leaders, investors, operators, and entrepreneurs who share a common goal for positive social change through business and successful investments.
“Diversity in every aspect of society and business leads to the best outcomes for all of humanity,” said
“As the largest investor network focused on supporting and investing in the best venture-backed companies that embrace and value diverse leadership, including LGBTQ+, Gaingels is proud of participating in AGT’s financing,” said
Gaingels is the leading investment syndicate in support of and representing the LGBTQ community and allies in the venture capital space. With over
American Gene Technologies (AGT) is a gene and cell therapy company with a proprietary gene-delivery platform for rapid development of cell and gene therapies to cure infectious diseases, cancers, and inherited disorders. AGT’s mission is to transform people’s lives through genetic medicines that rid the body of disease. AGT has three patents for the technology used to make the AGT103-T cell product which is currently in a clinical trial to test its ability to functionally cure HIV+ individuals. AGT also has received ten patents for its unique immuno-oncology approach to stimulate gamma-delta (γδ) T cells to eliminate a variety of human solid tumors, such as breast, prostate, and liver cancer. The company has developed a synthetic gene for treating Phenylketonuria (PKU), a debilitating inherited disease, and has been granted Orphan Drug Designation by the
For more information on AGT’s Phase 1 clinical trial, visit clinicaltrials.gov (Study Identifier: NCT04561258).