Domain Associates

Domain Associates

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Headquarters Location

United States, San Diego


Domain Associates is the renowned VC, which was created in 1985. The main office of this VC is situated in San Diego. The VC's location is in North America, United States.

In comparison with other funds, Domain Associates makes 3 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2014. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. In real terms, this VC performs 1 percentage points more exits than other funds. The fund typically enters into 7-12 deals annually. When Domain Associates invests, the average start-up valuation is 50-100 millions dollars. The fund's activity peaked in 2012. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active.

Besides the listed founders, we have found 9 key employees of this fund in our database.

Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Health Diagnostics, Biotechnology. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 15 more industries for this fund. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Pharmion, Santarus, Tobira Therapeutics. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 4 other countries. The fund has an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 other investors. Aside from Domain Associates, start-ups are often funded by Montreux Equity Partners, Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation, Venrock and 99 other funds. The fund often co-invests with Morgenthaler Ventures, Venrock, MPM Capital, overall with 178 funds from our list. The investors in the following rounds are usually Kleiner Perkins, Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation, Canaan Partners, and 121 VCs in total.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first last, first, last, last first_initial, first last_initial

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

39.6% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

4.1 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.44 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Funds Investing Together

Morgenthaler Ventures, Venrock, MPM Capital

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