Bluestem Capital

Founded 1989

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Total investments 24
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$12M
Portfolio companies 17
Rounds per year 0.75
Lead investments 8
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.29
Exits 5
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Medical
  • Medical Device
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Robotics
Summary

The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Sioux Falls.

Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The high activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Opposing the other organizations, this Bluestem Capital works on 8 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The real fund results show that this VC is 33 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Bluestem Capital, startups are often financed by PrairieGold Venture Partners, Serra Ventures, Edgewater Private Equity Fund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are PrairieGold Venture Partners, Edgewater Private Equity Fund, Visionary Venture Fund. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by PrairieGold Venture Partners, Sanderling Ventures, Social Capital.

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. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Pharmaceutical, Health Care. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Conventus Orthopaedics, Worldtrak, Ambient Clinical Analytics.

Besides them, we counted 2 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Sydnexis

Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical
$45M10 Aug 2021 California, United States

Orasis Pharmaceuticals

Clinical Trials
Health Care
Medical
Pharmaceutical
$30M10 Sep 2020 Israel, Tel Aviv District, Israel

TearClear

Chemical Engineering
Medical Device
Pharmaceutical
$22M11 Aug 2020 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Virtual Incision

Advanced Materials
Developer Platform
Health Care
Robotics
$20M08 Jan 2020 Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

Zerigo Health

Biopharma
Biotechnology
Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical
Medical Device
Therapeutics
$18M23 Oct 2019 San Diego, California, United States

Ambient Clinical Analytics

Analytics
Health Care
Medical
Software
$1M19 Jun 2018 Rochester, Minnesota, United States

PolyCera Membranes

Environmental Consulting
Waste Management
$9M12 Jun 2018 Los Angeles, California, United States

Tear Film Innovations

Health Care
Medical
Medical Device
$8M23 May 2018 Carlsbad, California, United States

Virtual Incision

Advanced Materials
Developer Platform
Health Care
Robotics
$18M12 Dec 2017 Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
News
Zerigo Health Raises $43 Million in Series B Funding to Drive Adoption of the Industry’s Only Connected Light Therapy Solution to Treat Chronic Skin Conditions

– Zerigo Health announced a $43m Series B investment led by 7wireVentures, joined by General Catalyst, Dragoneer, Cigna Ventures, Leverage Health Solutions, and Leaps by Bayer.
– The round also included participation by existing investors including SV Health Investors, H.I.G. Capital, and Bluestem Capital.
– This round will allow Zerigo Health to respond to the increasing demand for its innovative connected chronic skin condition solution for the over 40 million Americans living with psoriasis, vitiligo, and eczema.
– Glen Tullman, Managing Partner of 7wireVentures, former Founder and CEO of Livongo, and Chief Executive Officer of Transcarent, will join as Executive Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors.

Sydnexis Secures $45 Million Series B Financing Led by Visionary Ventures and Blue Stem Capital

– Sydnexis, Inc. completed a $45m Series B financing led by Visionary Ventures, Blue Stem Capital, and SC Master Fund, with participation from existing investors RA Capital Management, Longitude Capital, and Medicxi.
– The financing will be used to fund Sydnexis’ lead candidate, SYD-101, through completion of the fully enrolled pivotal Phase 3 STAAR study for the treatment of progressive myopia in children.
– Sydnexis’ STAAR study is the largest pediatric myopia study globally to investigate the use of low dose atropine to retard progressive myopia. In this study, Sydnexis is evaluating two different concentrations of its proprietary atropine formulation SYD-101 (0.01% and 0.03%) versus a placebo control group.

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