Founded 1986
Founders Robert J. Hariri M.D. Ph.D. Sol Barer


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Total investments 57
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 46
Rounds per year 1.63
Lead investments 11
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 21
Key employees 3

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Therapeutics
  • Medical
  • Pharmaceutical

In 1986 was created Celgene, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The venture was found in North America in United States. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Summit.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Celgene, startups are often financed by Kleiner Perkins, ARCH Venture Partners, OrbiMed. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are The Column Group, OUP (Osage University Partners), Kleiner Perkins. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by The Column Group, Kleiner Perkins, GV.

This Celgene works on 2 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The average startup value when the investment from Celgene is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 5 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

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 most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight NantHealth, ARMO BioSciences, Flexus Biosciences. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Biotechnology, Medical Device. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

This organization was formed by Robert Hariri, Sol Barer. We also calculated 1 valuable employee in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Cyteir Therapeutics

$40M15 Oct 2019 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


Clinical Trials
$40M11 Sep 2019 Vaud, Switzerland

immatics biotechnologies

$75M05 Sep 2019 Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


$79M21 Aug 2019 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Cleave Therapeutics

Health Care
$12M06 Aug 2019 San Francisco, California, United States

GNS Healthcare

Big Data
Health Care
$23M09 Jul 2019 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Arrakis Therapeutics

$75M18 Apr 2019 Massachusetts, United States


Health Care
Health Diagnostics
$60M07 Feb 2019 New York, United States

Biond Biologics

Health Care
$17M08 Jan 2019 North District
Presage Biosciences raises $13M and inks new deal with Merck for cancer drug tests

– Seattle’s Presage Biosciences announced $13m in funding.
– The funding was led by Arch Venture Partners and joined by existing investors, including Takeda Pharmaceutical, Celgene and Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS).
– The company has raised a total of $35m in equity.
– Presage is a biotech device company that has built a platform for testing new cancer drugs used to treat tumors.


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