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Cardinal Partners

Investor type Micro VC


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Total investments 59
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 30
Rounds per year 2.27
Lead investments 7
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 15
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical
  • Information Technology

In 1996 was created Cardinal Partners, which is appeared as VC. The venture was found in North America in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the Princeton.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 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. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Therapeutics, Pharmaceutical. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Vividion Therapeutics, Ivenix, lifeIMAGE.

The important activity for fund was in 2011. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. Comparing to the other companies, this Cardinal Partners performs on 4 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The real fund results show that this VC is 3 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2012. The average startup value when the investment from Cardinal Partners is 50-100 millions dollars.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Cardinal Partners, startups are often financed by Venrock, Polaris Partners, Avalon Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Venrock, Icon Ventures, Sequel Venture Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Polaris Partners, Icon Ventures, Venrock.

The fund was created by Brandon H. Hull. The overall number of key employees were 3.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Intellicare Group

Health Care
$10M10 Jun 2022 -

Vividion Therapeutics

Health Care
$82M30 Apr 2019 San Diego, California, United States


Health Care
Information Technology
$3M18 Jun 2018 New York, New York, United States

Prealize Health

Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
Life Science
Machine Learning
$6M27 Sep 2017 Palo Alto, California, United States

Vividion Therapeutics

Health Care
$50M02 Feb 2017 San Diego, California, United States

Vividion Therapeutics

Health Care
$3M11 Apr 2016 San Diego, California, United States


Health Care
Information Technology
$5M24 Sep 2015 Newton, Massachusetts, United States


Health Care
Medical Device
$42M01 Sep 2015 Amesbury, Massachusetts, United States


Health Care
Information Technology
$13M25 Jun 2015 New York, New York, United States


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