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Essex Woodlands Healthcare Partners

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Jim Currie Marty Sutter


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Total investments 101
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 66
Rounds per year 2.73
Lead investments 28
Follow on index
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Exits 42
Key employees 6
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical
  • Medical Device
  • Pharmaceutical

In 1985 was created Essex Woodlands Healthcare Partners, which is appeared as VC. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the Palo Alto.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Biopharma, Hospital. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Inhibitex, Catalyst Biosciences, ikaSystems. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 3 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Essex Woodlands Healthcare Partners, startups are often financed by SV Health Investors, Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation, Versant Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are SV Health Investors, Novo Holdings, MPM Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation, Novo Holdings, MPM Capital.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2014. Opposing the other organizations, this Essex Woodlands Healthcare Partners works on 6 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The important activity for fund was in 2009. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The typical startup value when the investment from Essex Woodlands Healthcare Partners is 10-50 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 26 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies.

The fund was created by Jim Currie, Marty Sutter. We also calculated 6 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Cardiva Medical

Health Care
Medical Device
$45M14 Jul 2020 Sunnyvale, California, United States


Health Care
Medical Device
$82M26 Jun 2019 Miami, Florida, United States


Health Care
Medical Device
$38M24 Feb 2017 San Antonio, Texas, United States

Prolacta Bioscience

Health Care
Life Science
$35M06 Dec 2016 California, United States


Health Diagnostics
$15M11 Aug 2016 Durham, North Carolina, United States

Suneva Medical

Health Care
Medical Device
$25M10 Jun 2016 San Diego, California, United States


Clinical Trials
Health Care
Medical Device
$19M14 Apr 2016 North Carolina, United States

Kona Medical

Health Care
$10M02 Sep 2015 Bellevue, Washington, United States


Medical Device
$17M28 Aug 2015 Gainesville, Florida, United States


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