UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.  20549



SCHEDULE 13D


 
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. __)*


Karuna Therapeutics, Inc.
(Name of Issuer)

 
Common Stock, $0.0001 par value
(Title of Class of Securities)

 
48576A 100
(CUSIP Number)

 
Mark McDonnell
ARCH Venture Corporation
8755 W. Higgins Road Suite 1025
Chicago, IL 60631
(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

 
July 2, 2019
(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)
 
 

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box.

Note:  Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits.  See §240.13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.

*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).


Persons who respond to the collection of information contained in this form are not
required to respond unless the form displays a currently valid OMB control number.
 
 
 
CUSIP No.  48576A 100 13D Page 2 of 17 Pages
 
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
 
ARCH Venture Fund IX, L.P.
 
 
 
 
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
(a)
 
(b)
 
 
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
WC
 
 
 
 
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(D) OR 2(E)
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
 
Delaware
 
 
 
 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
 
3,362,872
 
 
 
 
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
3,362,872
 
 
 
 
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
3,362,872
 
 
 
 
12
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
 
 
 
 
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
 
14.4%
 
 
 
 
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
PN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CUSIP No.  48576A 100 13D Page 3 of 17 Pages
 
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
 
ARCH Venture Fund IX Overage, L.P.
 
 
 
 
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
(a)
 
(b)
 
 
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
WC
 
 
 
 
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(D) OR 2(E)
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
 
Delaware
 
 
 
 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
 
3,362,872
 
 
 
 
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
3,362,872
 
 
 
 
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
3,362,872
 
 
 
 
12
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
 
 
 
 
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
 
14.4%
 
 
 
 
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
PN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CUSIP No.  48576A 100 13D Page 4 of 17 Pages
 
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
 
ARCH Venture Partners IX, L.P.
 
 
 
 
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
(a)
 
(b)
 
 
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
AF
 
 
 
 
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(D) OR 2(E)
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
 
Delaware
 
 
 
 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
 
3,362,872
 
 
 
 
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
3,362,872
 
 
 
 
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
3,362,872
 
 
 
 
12
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
 
 
 
 
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
 
14.4%
 
 
 
 
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
PN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CUSIP No.  48576A 100 13D Page 5 of 17 Pages
 
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
 
ARCH Venture Partners IX Overage, L.P.
 
 
 
 
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
(a)
 
(b)
 
 
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
WC
 
 
 
 
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(D) OR 2(E)
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
 
Delaware
 
 
 
 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
 
3,362,872
 
 
 
 
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
3,362,872
 
 
 
 
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
3,362,872
 
 
 
 
12
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
 
 
 
 
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
 
14.4%
 
 
 
 
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
PN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CUSIP No.  48576A 100 13D Page 6 of 17 Pages
 
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
 
ARCH Venture Partners IX, LLC
 
 
 
 
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
(a)
 
(b)
 
 
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
AF
 
 
 
 
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(D) OR 2(E)
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
 
Delaware
 
 
 
 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
 
3,362,872
 
 
 
 
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
3,362,872
 
 
 
 
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
3,362,872
 
 
 
 
12
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
 
 
 
 
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
 
14.4%
 
 
 
 
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
OO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CUSIP No.  48576A 100 13D Page 7 of 17 Pages
 
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
 
Robert Nelsen
 
 
 
 
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
(a)
 
(b)
 
 
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
AF
 
 
 
 
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(D) OR 2(E)
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
 
United States
 
 
 
 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
 
3,362,872
 
 
 
 
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
3,362,872
 
 
 
 
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
3,362,872
 
 
 
 
12
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
 
 
 
 
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
 
14.4%
 
 
 
 
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
IN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CUSIP No.  48576A 100 13D Page 8 of 17 Pages
 
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
 
Keith Crandell
 
 
 
 
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
(a)
 
(b)
 
 
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
AF
 
 
 
 
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(D) OR 2(E)
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
 
United States
 
 
 
 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
 
3,362,872
 
 
 
 
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
3,362,872
 
 
 
 
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
3,362,872
 
 
 
 
12
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
 
 
 
 
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
 
14.4%
 
 
 
 
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
IN
 
 
 
 
 
 

CUSIP No.  48576A 100 13D Page 9 of 17 Pages
 
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
 
Clinton Bybee
 
 
 
 
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
(a)
 
(b)
 
 
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
AF
 
 
 
 
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(D) OR 2(E)
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
 
United States
 
 
 
 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
 
3,362,872
 
 
 
 
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
3,362,872
 
 
 
 
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
3,362,872
 
 
 
 
12
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
 
 
 
 
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
 
14.4%
 
 
 
 
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
IN
 
 
 
 
 
 

CUSIP No.  48576A 100 13D Page 10 of 17 Pages
 
Schedule 13D
 
 
Item 1.
Security and Issuer.

This statement relates to the Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share (the "Common Stock"), of Karuna Therapeutics, Inc. (the "Issuer") having its principal executive office at 33 Arch Street, Suite 3110, Boston, Massachusetts, 02110.
 

Item 2.
Identity and Background.
 
(a)
This statement is being filed by (1) ARCH Venture Fund IX, L.P. ("AVF IX"), (2) ARCH Venture Partners IX, L.P. ("AVP IX LP") the sole general partner of AVF IX, (3) ARCH Venture Partners IX, LLC ("AVP IX LLC"), the sole general partner of AVP IX LP and AVP IX Overage GP (defined below), (4) ARCH Venture Fund IX Overage, L.P. ("AVF IX Overage"), (5) ARCH Venture Partners IX Overage, L.P. ("AVP IX Overage GP"), which is the sole general partner of AVF IX Overage, (6) Keith Crandell ("Crandell"), (7) Robert Nelsen ("Nelsen"), (8) Clinton Bybee ("Bybee", and together with Nelsen and Crandell, collectively the "AVP IX Managing Directors").   Each of the individuals and entities above shall be referred to herein as a "Reporting Person" and collectively as the "Reporting Persons".

(b)
The business address of each of the Reporting Persons is 8755 West Higgins Road, Suite 1025, Chicago, IL, 60631.

(c)
The principal business of AVP IX LP is to act as the general partner of AVF IX, and the principal business of AVP IX Overage GP is to act as the general partner of AVF IX Overage.  The principal business of AVP IX LLC is to act as the general partner of AVP IX LP and AVF IX Overage GP.  The principal business of each of the AVP IX Managing Directors is to act as managing directors of AVP IX LLC and of a number of affiliated partnerships with similar businesses.

(d)
During the five years prior to the date hereof, none of the Reporting Persons has been convicted in a criminal proceeding.

(e)
During the five years prior to the date hereof, none of the Reporting Persons has been a party to a civil proceeding of a judicial or administrative body of competent jurisdiction ending in a judgment, decree or final order enjoining future violations of, or prohibiting or mandating activities subject to, Federal or State securities laws or finding any violation with respect to such laws.
 
(f)
Each of AVF IX, AVF IX LP, AVF IX Overage and AVP IX Overage GP, are limited partnerships organized under the laws of the State of Delaware. AVP IX LLC is a limited liability company organized under the laws of the State of Delaware.  Each AVP IX Managing Director is a US citizen.
 
 
Item 3.
Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration.

On August 1, 2018, AVF IX and AVF IX Overage purchased 723,644 and 723,643 shares, respectively, of Series A Preferred Stock of the Issuer at a purchase price of $10.3642 per share.  The number of shares reflects a 1.2987 to 1 reverse stock split effective immediately prior to the closing of the initial public offering of the Issuer.  Each of the shares of Series A Preferred Stock converted into shares of Common Stock at the closing of the Issuer's initial public offering.

 

CUSIP No.  48576A 100 13D Page 11 of 17 Pages
 
 
 
On March 15, 2019, AVF IX and AVF IX Overage purchased 857,793 and 857,792 shares, respectively, of Series B Preferred Stock of the Issuer at a purchase price of $11.6578 per share.  The number of shares reflects a 1.2987 to 1 reverse stock split effective immediately prior to the closing of the initial public offering of the Issuer.  Each of the shares of Series B Preferred Stock converted into shares of Common Stock at the closing of the Issuer's initial public offering.

On June 27, 2019, Nelsen was granted a stock option by the Issuer to purchase 16,250 shares of Common Stock at an exercise price of $16.00 per share.  The option shall vest in full upon the earlier of (i) June 27, 2020, or (ii) the next annual meeting of the Issuer's stockholders.  Such option will expire on June 27, 2029.

On July 2, 2019, AVF IX and AVF IX Overage each purchased 100,000 shares of Common Stock at a purchase price of $16.00 per share.  The working capital of AVF IX and AVF IX Overage was the source of the funds for the purchase.  No part of the purchase price paid by these entities were represented by funds or other consideration borrowed or otherwise obtained for the purpose of acquiring, holding, trading or voting the shares of Common Stock described above.  The total amount paid by for securities purchased in the above-listed transactions is as follows:
 
AVF IX:
 
$ 19,100,006.50
AVF IX Overage:
 
$ 19,099,977.64
 
 
Item 4.
Purpose of Transaction.
 
Each of AVF IX and AVF IX Overage acquired the Common Stock for investment purposes.  Depending on market conditions, the continuing evaluation of the business and prospects of the Issuer and other factors, AVF IX and AVF IX Overage and other Reporting Persons may dispose of or acquire additional shares of Common Stock of the Issuer.  Except as set forth above, none of the Reporting Persons has any present plans which relate to or would result in:

(a)
The acquisition by any person of additional securities of the Issuer, or the disposition of securities of the Issuer;

(b)
An extraordinary corporate transaction, such as a merger, reorganization or liquidation, involving the Issuer or any of its subsidiaries;

(c)
A sale or transfer of a material amount of assets of the Issuer or any of its subsidiaries;

(d)
Any change in the present board of directors or management of the Issuer, including any plans or proposals to change the number or term of directors or to fill any existing vacancies on the board;

(e)
Any material change in the present capitalization or dividend policy of the Issuer;

(f)
Any other material change in the Issuer's business or corporate structure;

(g)
Changes in the Issuer's charter, bylaws or instruments corresponding thereto or other actions which may impede the acquisition of control of the Issuer by any person;
 
 
 

CUSIP No.  48576A 100 13D Page 12 of 17 Pages
 

 
(h)
Causing a class of securities of the Issuer to be delisted from a national securities exchange or to cease to be authorized to be quoted in an inter-dealer quotation system of a registered national securities association;

(i)
A class of equity securities of the Issuer becoming eligible for termination of registration pursuant to Section 12(g)(4) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; or

(j)
Any action similar to any of those enumerated above.
 
 
Item 5.
Interest in Securities of the Issuer.

(a)
AVF IX is the record owner of 1,681,437 shares of Common Stock ("AVF IX Record Shares"). AVP IX LP, as the sole general partner of ARCH Venture Fund IX, may be deemed to beneficially own the AVF IX Record Shares.  AVP IX LLC, as the sole general partner of AVP IX LP, may be deemed to beneficially own the AVF IX Record Shares. 

AVF IX Overage is the record holder of 1,681,435 shares of Common Stock ("IX Overage Record Shares").  AVP IX Overage GP, as the sole general partner of ARCH IX Overage, may be deemed to beneficially own the IX Overage Record Shares.  AVP IX LLC, as the sole general partner of AVF IX Overage GP, may be deemed to beneficially own the IX Overage Record Shares. 
 
By virtue of their relationship as affiliated entities who have overlapping general partners and managing directors, each entity and Reporting Person may be deemed to share the power to direct the disposition and vote of the AVF IX Record Shares and IX Overage Record Shares (collectively, the "Record Shares").  In addition, each Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of the Record Shares except for the shares, if any, held of record by such Reporting Person.  As of the date of this filing, Nelsen is the holder of unvested options to purchase 16,250 shares of Common Stock (the "Nelsen Options").
The percentage of outstanding Common Stock of the Issuer which may be deemed to be beneficially owned by each Reporting Person is set forth on Line 13 of such Reporting Person's cover sheet.  Such percentage was calculated based on the 23,412,754 shares of Common Stock reported by the Issuer to be outstanding after the closing of the Issuer's public offering on July 2, 2019 in the Issuer's prospectus filed under Rule 424(b)(4) with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 28, 2019.  The Nelsen Options are not included in amounts reported by Nelsen.
Regarding the number of shares as to which such person has:
(i)
sole power to vote or to direct the vote:  See line 7 of cover sheets.

(ii)
shared power to vote or to direct the vote:  See line 8 of cover sheets.

(iii)
sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition:  See line 9 of cover sheets.

(iv)
shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition:  See line 10 of cover sheets.
 
 
 

CUSIP No.  48576A 100 13D Page 13 of 17 Pages
 
 
 
(b)
Except as set forth above, none of the Reporting Persons has effected any transaction in the Common Stock during the last 60 days.

(e)
No other person is known to have the right to receive or the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or any proceeds from the sale of, shares beneficially owned by any of the Reporting Persons.

(f)
Not applicable
 
 
Item 6.
Contracts, Arrangements, Undertakings or Relationships with Respect to Securities of the Issuer.
 
AVF IX and AVF IX Overage are parties to that certain Amended and Restated Investors' Rights Agreement, dated March 15, 2019 (the "Investor Rights Agreement"), which is attached as Exhibit 4.2 to the Issuer's Form S-1 filed on May 31, 2019 and incorporated by reference herein.  Effective as of the closing of the Issuer's initial public offering, the covenants relating to delivery of financial statements, inspection rights and observer rights set forth in Section 3 were terminated.  Pursuant to the Investor Rights Agreement, AVF IX and AVF IX Overage have certain registration rights with respect to its Common Stock. AVF IX, AVF IX Overage and Nelsen have entered into lock-up agreements with the underwriters of the Issuer's follow on public offering on July 2, 2019 pursuant to which AVF IX, AVF IX Overage and Nelsen have generally agreed, subject to certain exceptions, not to offer, pledge, announce the intention to sell, sell, contract to sell, sell any option or contract to purchase, purchase any option or contract to sell, grant any option, right or warrant to purchase or otherwise dispose of, directly or indirectly, or enter into any swap or other agreement that transfers, in whole or in part, any of the economic consequences of ownership of the Common Stock for a period of 180 days after June 27, 2019, except with the prior written consent of Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
 
 
Item 7.
Material to be Filed as Exhibits.

Exhibit 1- Agreement of Joint Filing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CUSIP No.  48576A 100 13D Page 14 of 17 Pages
 
 
SIGNATURE

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
 
Date:       July 12, 2019
 
 
ARCH VENTURE FUND IX, L.P.

By:      ARCH Venture Partners IX, L.P.
its General Partner

By:      ARCH Venture Partners IX, LLC
its General Partner

By:                            *                               
Keith Crandell
Managing Director
 

ARCH VENTURE PARTNERS IX, L.P.

By:      ARCH Venture Partners IX, LLC
its General Partner

By:                            *                               
Keith Crandell
Managing Director
 

ARCH VENTURE PARTNERS IX, LLC

By:                                *                               
Keith Crandell
Managing Director

ARCH VENTURE FUND IX OVERAGE, L.P.

By:      ARCH Venture Partners IX Overage, L.P.
its General Partner
 
By:      ARCH Venture Partners IX, LLC
its General Partner

By:                            *                               
Keith Crandell
Managing Director
 
 
 


CUSIP No.  48576A 100 13D Page 15 of 17 Pages
 

 

 
ARCH VENTURE FUND IX OVERAGE, L.P.

By:     ARCH Venture Partners IX Overage, L.P.
its General Partner

By:      ARCH Venture Partners IX, LLC
its General Partner

By:                            *                               
Keith Crandell
Managing Director
 

ARCH VENTURE PARTNERS IX OVERAGE, L.P.

By:      ARCH Venture Partners IX, LLC
its General Partner

By:                                *                               
Keith Crandell
Managing Director
 

ARCH VENTURE PARTNERS IX, LLC

By:                                *                               
Keith Crandell
Managing Director
 

                          *                               
Keith Crandell
 

                          *                               
Clinton Bybee
 

                          *                               
Robert Nelsen

 

 
* By:  /s/ Mark McDonnell                      
           Mark McDonnell
           Attorney-in-Fact
 
* This Schedule 13D was executed by Mark McDonnell pursuant to a Power of Attorney filed as Exhibit 24 to the Form 3 relating to the beneficial ownership of shares of Karuna Therapeutics, Inc. by the Reporting Persons filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on June 27, 2019 and incorporated herein in its entirety by reference.
 

 
CUSIP No.  48576A 100 13D Page 16 of 17 Pages
 
 
Exhibit 1
 
 
 
AGREEMENT OF JOINT FILING
 
Pursuant to Rule 13d-1(k)(1) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the undersigned hereby agree that only one statement containing the information required by Schedule 13D need be filed with respect to the ownership by each of the undersigned of shares of Common Stock of Karuna Therapeutics, Inc.
This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original.
 
Dated: July 12, 2019
 
 
ARCH VENTURE FUND IX, L.P.

By:      ARCH Venture Partners IX, L.P.
its General Partner

By:      ARCH Venture Partners IX, LLC
its General Partner

By:                            *                               
Keith Crandell
Managing Director
 

ARCH VENTURE PARTNERS IX, L.P.

By:      ARCH Venture Partners IX, LLC
its General Partner

By:                            *                               
Keith Crandell
Managing Director
 

ARCH VENTURE PARTNERS IX, LLC

By:                                *                               
Keith Crandell
Managing Director
 

ARCH VENTURE FUND IX OVERAGE, L.P.

By:      ARCH Venture Partners IX Overage, L.P.
its General Partner
 
By:      ARCH Venture Partners IX, LLC
its General Partner

By:                            *                               
Keith Crandell
Managing Director
 
 
 
 


CUSIP No.  48576A 100 13D Page 17 of 17 Pages
 
 


ARCH VENTURE PARTNERS IX OVERAGE, L.P.
 
By:      ARCH Venture Partners IX, LLC
its General Partner

By:                            *                               
Keith Crandell
Managing Director


ARCH VENTURE PARTNERS IX, LLC

By:                                *                               
Keith Crandell
Managing Director
 

                          *                               
Keith Crandell
 

                          *                               
Clinton Bybee
 

                          *                               
Robert Nelsen

 

 
* By:  /s/ Mark McDonnell                      
           Mark McDonnell as
           Attorney-in-Fact
 
*             This Schedule 13D was executed by Mark McDonnell pursuant to a Power of Attorney filed as Exhibit 24 to the Form 3 relating to the beneficial ownership of shares of Karuna Therapeutics, Inc. by the Reporting Persons filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on June 27, 2019 and incorporated herein in its entirety by reference.