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Credit Suisse First Boston

Investor type Investment Bank


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Total investments 45
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 39
Rounds per year 1.73
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 17
Key employees 50
Stages of investment
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Internet
  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Enterprise Software

Credit Suisse First Boston is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1996. The venture was found in Europe in Switzerland. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Zurich.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 7-8 participants. Despite the Credit Suisse First Boston, startups are often financed by Novo Holdings, Mayfield Fund, HealthCap. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Wheatley Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Bay City Capital, Vulcan Capital, New Enterprise Associates.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight RightNow Technologies, Salesforce, TradingEdge. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Optical Communication, Manufacturing. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has exact preference 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.

Deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 9 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The typical startup value when the investment from Credit Suisse First Boston is 100-500 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2000. Comparing to the other companies, this Credit Suisse First Boston performs on 12 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2005.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$5M22 Oct 2006 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals

Health Care
$14M16 Sep 2004 South San Francisco, California, United States

Upstream Technologies

Information Services
Information Technology
Technical Support
23 Jun 2004 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

PTC Therapeutics

Health Care
$35M07 Jan 2004 New Jersey, United States

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals

Health Care
$6M20 Dec 2002 South San Francisco, California, United States

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited

$613M01 Jun 2002 -


Enterprise Software
Identity Management
Information Technology
$40M02 Jan 2002 Cupertino, California, United States

Sabeus Photonics

Optical Communication
$16M11 Dec 2001 California, United States


Cloud Computing
Enterprise Software
$46M01 Jun 2001 San Francisco, California, United States


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