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


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Total investments 145
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 86
Rounds per year 2.61
Lead investments 24
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 37
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Enterprise Software
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Software

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


Financial Services
Late Stage Venture
187M14 Jun 2021 United Kingdom, Westminster

Bright Peak Therapeutics

Early Stage Venture
107M10 Jun 2021
Switzerland, Basel


Public Transportation
Late Stage Venture
650M02 Jun 2021 Germany, Munich

NiKang Therapeutics

Health Care
Late Stage Venture
200M26 May 2021
United States, Wilmington


Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
Enterprise Software
Machine Learning
Late Stage Venture
70M11 May 2021 United States, Redwood City


Business/Productivity Software
Energy Storage
Enterprise Software
Information Services
Information Technology
225M29 Apr 2021 United States, Millbrae


Cloud Computing
Enterprise Software
Late Stage Venture
800M28 Apr 2021 Netherlands, Amsterdam


Artificial Intelligence
Late Stage Venture
225M27 Apr 2021 United Kingdom, Oxford

Deep Instinct

Artificial Intelligence
Cyber Security
Machine Learning
Network Security
Late Stage Venture
100M22 Apr 2021 United States, New York
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. Read more
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. Read more


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