Alafi Capital

Investor type Venture Capital


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Total investments 15
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 12
Rounds per year 0.56
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 8
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Health Diagnostics
  • Medical Device
  • Software

The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the San Francisco.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Alafi Capital, startups are often financed by Claremont Creek Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Zygote Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Life Sciences Partners, Claremont Creek Ventures, Sequoia Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Techno Venture Management, Thomas, McNerney & Partners, Sequoia Capital.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Bolt Threads, Hybrigenics, Arcxis Biotechnologies. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Medical Device, Medical. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little.

Besides them, we counted 1 critical employee of this fund in our database.

The real fund results show that this VC is 5 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The important activity for fund was in 2009. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2016. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. Opposing the other organizations, this Alafi Capital works on 25 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. The average startup value when the investment from Alafi Capital is 100-500 millions dollars. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Bolt Threads

Other Textiles
Synthetic Textiles
$50M11 May 2016 California, United States

Assurex Health

Health Care
Medical Device
$15M21 Dec 2015 Ohio, United States

Bolt Threads

Other Textiles
Synthetic Textiles
$32M04 Jun 2015 California, United States

Kreatech Diagnostics

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
$2M31 Jan 2010 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Kreatech Diagnostics

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
$3M18 Nov 2009 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Arcxis Biotechnologies

Health Diagnostics
Medical Device
02 Feb 2009 California, United States


Health Diagnostics
$6M19 Jan 2009 California, United States

Isto Technologies

Information Technology
Medical Device
$8M03 Aug 2007 City of Saint Louis, Missouri, United States


Health Care
Life Science
$19M20 Sep 2005 City of Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Edifice Health Raises $12M in Funding

– Edifice Health is a San Mateo, CA-based immunological health and personalized nutrition company.
– Company raised $12m in Series A funding led by Leaps by Bayer with participation from Paladin Capital Group, Vertical Venture Partners, Ahren Innovation Capital, Ataraxia Capital Partners, Shanda Grab Ventures, Alafi Capital, and Taisho Pharmaceutical.
– The funds will be used to grow its foundation of immunological science and add additional talent.


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