Arboretum Ventures

Arboretum Ventures

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Headquarters Location

United States, Ann Arbor


Arboretum Ventures is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 2002. The main office of this VC is situated in Ann Arbor. The VC's location is in North America, United States.

The fund was established by Jan Garfinkle, Tim Petersen. We also identified another 4 core personnel in our database.

The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Medical, Hospital. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 10 more industries for this fund. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. The fund has specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If there are 4 or 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Cardiac Dimensions, NeuMoDx Molecular, Delphinus Medical Technologies.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 4-5 others. Besides Arboretum Ventures, start-ups are typically funded by Chrysalis Ventures, Lumira Ventures, ONSET Ventures and 27 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Chrysalis Ventures, Baird Capital, ONSET Ventures, the total number of co-investors is 42. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Lumira Ventures, ONSET Ventures, Flagship Pioneering, out of 28 investors from our database.

We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2018. In comparison with other funds, Arboretum Ventures makes 9 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. The fund generally invests in 2-6 deals every year. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. In real terms, this VC performs 15 percentage points more exits than other funds. In 2013, the fund's activity was at its peak. In addition, the fund was active in 2019.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first_initial last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

27.8% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

0.7 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.6 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

Chrysalis Ventures, Lumira Ventures, ONSET Ventures

Funds Investing in Following

Lumira Ventures, ONSET Ventures, Flagship Pioneering

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