BlackRock

Founded 1988
Founders Laurence D. Fink Robert S. Kapito Sue Wagner

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Total investments 133
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$339M
Portfolio companies 147
Rounds per year 4.03
Lead investments 18
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.13
Exits 45
Key employees 19
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Biotechnology
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Health Care
Summary

In 1988 was created BlackRock, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the New York. The company was established in North America in United States.

The top activity for fund was in 2019. The common things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 26 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. When the investment is from BlackRock the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. Comparing to the other companies, this BlackRock performs on 9 percentage points more the average number of lead investments.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the BlackRock, startups are often financed by Tenaya Capital, Index Ventures, Greylock Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are T. Rowe Price, Fidelity, Wellington Management. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by IVP (Institutional Venture Partners), Credit Suisse, UBS.

This organization was formed by Sue Wagner. Besides them, we counted 19 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of 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 SaaS, Enterprise Software. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Uber, Dropbox, Coupang. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Laronde

Biotechnology
Medical
Therapeutics
1
$440M30 Aug 2021 United States, Cambridge

Breeze Airways

Air Transportation
Customer Service
1
$200M18 Aug 2021 United States, Salt Lake City

Morae Global

Consulting
Legal
Professional Services
1
17 Aug 2021 United States, Houston

Rapyd

Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Mobile Payments
Payments
1
$300M03 Aug 2021 United Kingdom, London

Doma

Financial Services
FinTech
Insurance
InsurTech
Real Estate
n/a
$300M29 Jul 2021 United States, San Francisco

PsiQuantum

Computer
Hardware
1
$450M27 Jul 2021 United States, Palo Alto

Lucid Motors

Automotive
Autonomous Vehicles
Electric Vehicle
Software
Transportation
n/a
$4B26 Jul 2021 United States, " United States"}

Sema4

Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Machine Learning
Medical
Predictive Analytics
n/a
$350M23 Jul 2021 United States, Stamford

Berkshire Grey

Artificial Intelligence
Industrial Automation
Robotics
Software
n/a
$165M22 Jul 2021 United States, " United States"}
News
Women’s health tech brand, Elvie, tops up Series C to $97M

– Elvie, a women’s health tech company, raised $97m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by BGF and BlackRock alongside existing investors including Octopus Ventures.
– It brings Elvie to a valuation of $1.2 billion.
– The Series C will be used to drive more growth through geographical expansion (including entering new markets) and diversifying its product portfolio to target other “key stages” in women’s lives.

Data labeling platform Snorkel AI nabs $85M

– Data labeling platform Snorkel AI announced it has raised $85 million in a series C round co-led by Addition and funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, with participation from Greylock, GV, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Nepenthe Capital, and Walden.
– The round, which brings Snorkel’s total raised to $135 million and its valuation to $1 billion, will be used to continue scaling its engineering team, according to CEO Alex Ratner.

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