Abingworth

Investor type Venture Capital

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Total investments 156
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$36M
Portfolio companies 97
Rounds per year 3.25
Lead investments 20
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.38
Exits 67
Key employees 12
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Medical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Therapeutics
Summary

Abingworth is the famous VC, which was founded in 1973. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in United Kingdom. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the London.

Besides them, we counted 12 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Pharmion, Algeta, Senseonics The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Life Science, Biopharma.

Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 3 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2014. Comparing to the other companies, this Abingworth performs on 18 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. The average startup value when the investment from Abingworth is 5-10 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2009. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Abingworth, startups are often financed by Versant Ventures, SR One, InterWest Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Atlas Venture, Wellcome Trust, Frazier Healthcare Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by MPM Capital, InterWest Partners, Versant Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Anjarium Biosciences

Biotechnology
Pharmaceutical
$60M15 Sep 2021 Schlieren, Zurich, Switzerland

Effector Therapeutics

Biotechnology
Health Care
Medical
$60M26 Aug 2021 San Diego, California, United States

CymaBay Therapeutics

Biopharma
Biotechnology
Pharmaceutical
$100M02 Aug 2021 Hayward, California, United States

Adaptate Biotherapeutics

Biotechnology
Health Care
Therapeutics
$17M19 Apr 2021 London, Ontario, Canada

Vera Therapeutics

Biotechnology
Health Care
$80M19 Jan 2021 South San Francisco, California, United States

Scorpion Therapeutics

Biotechnology
Health Care
Life Science
$162M07 Jan 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

NIDO

Health Care
Medical
Medical Device
24 Dec 2020 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Atsena Therapeutics

Biotechnology
Health Care
Therapeutics
$55M16 Dec 2020 Durham, North Carolina, United States

Reneo Pharmaceuticals

Biotechnology
Medical
Pharmaceutical
$95M09 Dec 2020 San Diego, California, United States
News
Anjarium Biosciences Raises $61M in Series A Financing

– Anjarium Biosciences AG is a Schliren, Zurich-based biotech company focused on creating and delivering a new class of non-viral gene therapies.
– Series A funding closed at $61m.
– The round was co-led by Abingworth and Gimv, with participation from Omega Funds, Pfizer Ventures and Surveyor Capital (a Citadel company).
– The new investment will be used to advance the company’s pipeline programs towards clinical development.

Anjarium Biosciences Raises $61M in Series A Financing

– Anjarium Biosciences AG is a Schliren, Zurich-based biotech company focused on creating and delivering a new class of non-viral gene therapies.
– Series A funding closed at $61m.
– The round was co-led by Abingworth and Gimv, with participation from Omega Funds, Pfizer Ventures and Surveyor Capital (a Citadel company).
– The new investment will be used to advance the company’s pipeline programs towards clinical development.

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