DNS Capital

Founded 2013
Founders Gigi Pritzker Michael Pucker


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Total investments 25
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 17
Rounds per year 3.12
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 3
Key employees 6

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Medical Device
  • Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biotechnology

DNS Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2015. 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 Chicago.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the DNS Capital, startups are often financed by PowerPlant Ventures, Obvious Ventures, Kleiner Perkins. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are GreatPoint Ventures, Cleveland Avenue, Tao Capital Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Cleveland Avenue, Tyson Foods, Sebastian Picardo.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight STX Entertainment, Beyond Meat, Aquion Energy. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Financial Services, Education. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The typical startup value when the investment from DNS Capital is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 5 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. Opposing the other organizations, this DNS Capital works on 21 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments.

The fund was created by Gigi Pritzker, Michael Pucker. The overall number of key employees were 6.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Shenandoah Growers

Organic Food
$120M27 Oct 2021 Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States

Activ Surgical

Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
Machine Learning
Medical Device
$45M30 Sep 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Health Care
$16M27 Jul 2021 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain


Cloud Computing
Developer APIs
Information Technology
$60M21 Apr 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
$50M11 Mar 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Truvian Sciences

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Life Science
Medical Device
$105M24 Feb 2021 San Diego, California, United States

Good Eggs

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods
$100M03 Feb 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Digital Media
Web Development
$10M14 Oct 2020 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Activ Surgical

Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
Machine Learning
Medical Device
$15M16 Jul 2020 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
IMIDomicsTM Closes $16.5 Million Series A Financing to Advance its Precision Discovery Platform for Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases

– IMIDomics has announced the completion of a $16.5m Series A financing round.
– The round was led by DNS Capital with additional investment from Bristol Myers Squibb, The Pritzker Organization, Tao Capital and others.
– IMIDomics was founded in 2015, following a decade of incubation within Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona, during which the IMID-Biobank was built.
– The company relocated to the United States in 2021.
– IMIDomics’ Precision Discovery Platform combines and analyzes clinical, epidemiologic, and biomolecular data to uncover new insights about IMIDs including lupus, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitis.

RapidAPI Raises $60M to Support Developer Growth and Fuel Expansion of Leading API Platform

– RapidAPI announced that it has raised $60m in its Series C funding round.
– The financing was led by Green Bay Ventures and includes new investor, Stripes. Existing investors include Andreessen Horowitz, DNS Capital, M12 (Microsoft’s Venture Fund), Viola Growth, and Grove Ventures.
– The investment comes on the heels of a high-growth year for RapidAPI amidst a pandemic that drove a record number of developers and companies to the RapidAPI platform to advance their digital initiatives and accelerate the delivery of their software and services to the market.
– RapidAPI is a next-generation API platform that enables developers and enterprises to find, connect to, and manage thousands of APIs.


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