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Akebia Therapeutics Overview

Cambridge, MA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public (AKBA)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, focused on delivering innovative therapies to patients with kidney disease through hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) biology. Akebia’s lead product candidate, vadadustat ... Read more

Mission: We were founded in 2007 to discover and develop novel therapeutic solutions leveraging hypoxia inducible factor—or HIF—biology, a primary regulator involved in multiple major biological pathways.

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Akebia Therapeutics President and Chief Executive Officer John Butler
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    Everyone at Akebia is inclusive and makes you immediately feel like you are part of the team. There are many smart people that have different backgrounds, and we've all somehow all found our way to Akebia. Even though the company is growing rapidly, people know what good looks like and implement it daily. Akebia does so many of the things you want a company to do, such as communicate, have great benefits, respect life balance, and be flexible.


    As we grow, it will be interesting to see how the company transforms from a learning/research organization into a commercial one.

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Akebia Therapeutics Photos

Akebia Therapeutics photo of: Coming in the front door.
Akebia Therapeutics photo of: As the Red Sox season gets underway, HIFsters show their Red Sox Nation pride.
Akebia Therapeutics photo of: At the Women In Bio Lobster Pot Event, we HIFsters learned about some amazing science happening in Boston. Best of luck to the four women-led start-ups who pitched some incredible business ideas!
Akebia Therapeutics photo of: We #HIFsters are coming together this National Kidney Month to raise awareness about kidney health!
Akebia Therapeutics photo of: Great time at the Int'l Institute of New England's annual International Women's Day lunch. DYK that women make up more than half of Akebia's executive team and 65% of our employee base?
Akebia Therapeutics photo of: This World Kidney Day, we HIFsters are coming together to express our commitment and caring for patients with kidney disease. To learn more about this important day, check out
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    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Akebia Therapeutics (Boston, MA) in April 2015.


    I had a phone screening, then they asked for an in-person interview and then an offer was put together a week later. It was a pretty standard process, it wasn't particularly difficult. They're looking for fit.

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