ARCH Venture Partners

Founded 1986
Founders Clinton Bybee Keith Crandell Robert Nelsen Steven Lazarus


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Total investments 371
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 196
Rounds per year 10.60
Lead investments 45
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 85
Key employees 6
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Therapeutics
  • Medical
  • Pharmaceutical

In 1986 was created ARCH Venture Partners, which is appeared as VC. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Chicago. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The fund was created by Clinton W. Bybee, Keith L. Crandell, Robert Nelsen, Steven Lazarus. We also calculated 6 valuable employees in our database.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the ARCH Venture Partners, startups are often financed by Lux Capital, In-Q-Tel, Alexandria Real Estate Equities. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Wellcome Trust, Third Rock Ventures, Sofinnova Investments. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Wellcome Trust, Versant Ventures, Lux Capital.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Software, Medical. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Juno Therapeutics, Receptos, GRAIL Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2015. When the investment is from ARCH Venture Partners the average startup value is 50-100 millions dollars. This ARCH Venture Partners works on 7 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2018. 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 real fund results show that this VC is 0 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Generate Biomedicines

$370M18 Nov 2021 Pennsylvania, United States

Recuro Health

Health Care
$15M25 Aug 2021 Richardson, Texas, United States

Slingshot Biosciences

$23M22 Jul 2021 Emeryville, California, United States

Prime Medicine

$200M13 Jul 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Interline Therapeutics

Health Care
$59M13 May 2021 South San Francisco, California, United States

Health Care
Life Science
$105M28 Apr 2021 San Diego, California, United States

Health Care
Life Science
27 Apr 2021 Stamford, Connecticut, United States


$37M07 Apr 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

$32M06 Apr 2021 New York, New York, United States
Founded last year, Mozart Therapeutics lands $55M to develop therapies for celiac and other diseases

– Mozart Therapeutics, a Seattle-based biotech startup, raised $55m funding.
– The round was led by ARCH Venture Partners along with Sofinnova Partners.
– Other backers include MRL Ventures Fund from Merck, Leaps by Bayer, and Eli Lilly & Company.

Recuro Health Raises $15M in Series A Funding

– Recuro Health is a Dallas, TX-based integrated digital health solutions company.
– Company raised $15m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by ARCH Venture Partners, with participation from OLSF Ventures, Cortado Ventures, 1843 Capital and Sage Venture Partners.
– The new investment will be used to execute the company’s ongoing acquisition and expanded marketing strategy, as well as to further build upon growth since the launch in March 2021.


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