Helix Ventures

Helix Ventures

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Headquarters Location

United States, Palo Alto


Helix Ventures was established in 2008, and is a well known VC. The main office of this VC is situated in Palo Alto. This investor is located in North America, United States.

The fund generally invests in less than 2 deals every year. Helix Ventures participates, on average, in 4 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2015. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund's activity peaked in 2012.

This VC was founded by Evgeny Zaytsev, Philip Sawyer. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 4.

The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 4-5. The fund has a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are iScience Interventional, Invuity, Coherus Biosciences. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Software, Manufacturing. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 6 more industries for this fund.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 other investors. Besides Helix Ventures, start-ups are typically funded by Kleiner Perkins, Wexford Capital, Valence Life Sciences and 2 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Kleiner Perkins, Valence Life Sciences, Medpace, the total number of co-investors is 2. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Valence Life Sciences, Kleiner Perkins, InterWest Partners, out of 3 investors from our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity

Not operative

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: helixventure.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first

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]

50.0% 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]

0.2 years

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

0.33 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

Kleiner Perkins, Wexford Capital, Valence Life Sciences

Funds Investing in Following

Valence Life Sciences, Kleiner Perkins, InterWest Partners

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