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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Founders Melinda Gates William Gates

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Total investments 298
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$18M
Portfolio companies 232
Rounds per year 11.04
Lead investments 118
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.22
Exits 47
Key employees 20
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical
  • Biopharma
Summary

In 1997 was created Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is appeared as VC. The company was established in North America in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the Seattle.

This organization was formed by Melinda Gates, William Gates. We also calculated 19 valuable employees in our database.

When the investment is from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. The top activity for fund was in 2017. Comparing to the other companies, this Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation performs on 14 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 28 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019.

The fund has no 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. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Biotechnology, Education. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Moderna Therapeutics, Intarcia Therapeutics, Vir Biotechnology For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, startups are often financed by Lux Capital, Flagship Pioneering, National Institutes of Health. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Polaris Partners, ARCH Venture Partners, Flagship Pioneering. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Polaris Partners, ARCH Venture Partners, Flagship Pioneering.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Pula Advisors

Agriculture
$20M15 Apr 2024 Glarus Nord, Glarus, Switzerland

Bactolife

Biotechnology
Health Care
$35M08 Aug 2023 Denmark, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark

Aphea.Bio

Agriculture
Biotechnology
Chemical
$82M11 Jul 2023 Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium

Osmo

$60M24 Jan 2023 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

OutcomesX

Finance
Impact Investing
Marketplace
Social Impact
Sustainability
Trading Platform
$1M01 Nov 2022 -

Eleven Therapeutics

Biotechnology
Medical
Product Research
Therapeutics
$22M02 Aug 2022 Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

OneLoad

Apps
E-Commerce
Financial Services
Internet
iOS
Mobile
$11M01 Aug 2022 Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Enko Chem

Agriculture
AgTech
Biotechnology
Chemical
$70M27 Jul 2022 Woburn, Massachusetts, United States

mClinica

Big Data
Health Care
mHealth
Pharmaceutical
$27M23 May 2022 Singapore, Central, Singapore

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Total investments 298
Average round size 18M
Rounds per year 11.04
Peak activity year 2023
Lead investments 118
Follow on index 0.22
Exits 47
Group Appearance index 0.24

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Pula Advisors

Agriculture
$20M15 Apr 2024 Glarus Nord, Glarus, Switzerland

Bactolife

Biotechnology
Health Care
$35M08 Aug 2023 Denmark, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark

Aphea.Bio

Agriculture
Biotechnology
Chemical
$82M11 Jul 2023 Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium

Osmo

$60M24 Jan 2023 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

OutcomesX

Finance
Impact Investing
Marketplace
Social Impact
Sustainability
Trading Platform
$1M01 Nov 2022 -

Eleven Therapeutics

Biotechnology
Medical
Product Research
Therapeutics
$22M02 Aug 2022 Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

OneLoad

Apps
E-Commerce
Financial Services
Internet
iOS
Mobile
$11M01 Aug 2022 Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Enko Chem

Agriculture
AgTech
Biotechnology
Chemical
$70M27 Jul 2022 Woburn, Massachusetts, United States

mClinica

Big Data
Health Care
mHealth
Pharmaceutical
$27M23 May 2022 Singapore, Central, Singapore
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