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Breakout Ventures

Investor type Micro VC


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Total investments 27
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 19
Rounds per year 3.86
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Life Science
  • Therapeutics
  • Machine Learning
  • Pharmaceutical

Breakout Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2016. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the San Francisco. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6 participants. Despite the Breakout Ventures, startups are often financed by Dolby Family Ventures, Lux Capital, Data Collective DCVC. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Dolby Family Ventures, Blackhorn Ventures, Western Technology Investment. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Dolby Family Ventures, Western Technology Investment, Vulcan Capital.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The typical startup value when the investment from Breakout Ventures is 10-50 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. Comparing to the other companies, this Breakout Ventures performs on 18 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 9 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2019. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 1 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Modern Meadow, Phylagen, Checkerspot Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Pharmaceutical, Health Diagnostics.

We also calculated 3 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Parallel Bio

Life Science
$4M20 Dec 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States

EnPlusOne Biosciences

$12M30 Sep 2022 Watertown, Massachusetts, United States


Information Technology
Machine Learning
$4M01 Jul 2022 -

Opus 12

Environmental Consulting
Oil and Gas
$130M29 Jun 2022 Berkeley, California, United States

Surf Bio

$16M12 Apr 2022 Palo Alto, California, United States

Phantom Neuro

$3M25 Mar 2022 Austin, Texas, United States

Circuit Clinical

Clinical Trials
Product Research
Social Network
$29M10 Mar 2022 Buffalo, New York, United States


$4M08 Dec 2021 California, United States

Parthenon Therapeutics

Life Science
$65M03 Nov 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Twelve, Formerly Opus 12, Secures $57 Million in Series A Funding Led by Capricorn and Carbon Direct

– Carbon transformation startup Twelve has raised $57 million in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Capricorn Technology Impact Fund and Carbon Direct Capital Management.
– Seed round lead DCVC, as well as Munich Re Ventures, Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund, Breakout Ventures, and Evok Innovations also participated in the round.
– Twelve is pioneering a new market category called carbon transformation with its proprietary catalyst technology that transforms CO2 into critical chemicals, materials and fuels that are conventionally made from fossil fuels.


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