Illumina Ventures

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital
Founders Nicholas J. Naclerio


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Total investments 51
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 28
Rounds per year 8.50
Lead investments 11
Follow on index
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Exits 2
Key employees 4

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Medical
  • Life Science
  • Genetics

Illumina Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2016. The company was established in North America in United States. Illumina Ventures appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation. The main department of described VC is located in the Foster City.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight 23andMe, Human Longevity, DNA Script. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Health Diagnostics, Genetics. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

This organization was formed by Nicholas J. Naclerio. The overall number of key employees were 4.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Illumina Ventures, startups are often financed by Polaris Partners, NanoDimension, Alexandria Venture Investments. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Polaris Partners, Alexandria Venture Investments, ARCH Venture Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Euclidean Capital, Bpifrance, Two Sigma Ventures.

Comparing to the other companies, this Illumina Ventures performs on 23 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The high activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 24 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The average startup value when the investment from Illumina Ventures is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Sherlock Biosciences

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Life Science
$80M08 Mar 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


Health Care
$236M15 Feb 2022 New York, New York, United States

Stilla Technologies

$36M23 Nov 2021 France, Ile-de-France, France

DNA Script

Health Care
Life Science
$165M26 Oct 2021 France, Ile-de-France, France

RedShift BioAnalytics

Enterprise Software
$20M18 Oct 2021 Massachusetts, United States

Walking Fish Therapeutics

Life Science
$50M13 Sep 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Alamar Biosciences

Health Care
$80M08 Sep 2021 Hayward, California, United States

Genome Medical

Health Care
Life Science
$60M30 Aug 2021 South San Francisco, California, United States

NanoCellect Biomedical

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical Device
$20M13 Aug 2021 San Diego, California, United States
Walking Fish Therapeutics Launches with $50 Million in Series A Financing to Accelerate Development of B Cell Therapies for Multiple Diseases

– Walking Fish Therapeutics, a leader in B cell engineering, announced the close of $50M Series A financing— led by Emerson Collective, Illumina Ventures and Quan Capital— to develop B cell therapeutics for oncology, rare disease, regenerative medicine, autoimmune disease, and recombinant antibody production.
– Walking Fish Therapeutics has made critical advances in developing a platform to harness B cells’ capability to activate the immune system in the treatment of cancer, and to serve as in vivo protein factories that produce replacement proteins for deficiency diseases, regenerative proteins, and engineered antibodies.

LetsGetChecked Announces $150 Million Series D Fundraise to Grow Comprehensive Virtual Care Capabilities

– LetsGetChecked announced the completion of a $150m Series D round of financing.
– The funding was led by Casdin Capital with continued participation from CommonFund Capital, Illumina Ventures, Optum Ventures, Transformation Capital, HLM Venture Partners, Qiming Venture Partners USA, and professional golfer Rory Mcllroy through Symphony Ventures, an investment partnership.
– This latest financing brings the total capital raised by LetsGetChecked to more than $260m.
– LetsGetChecked will use the new capital to launch care pathways, a 360-degree customer care journey that will provide remote care for patients with ailments and chronic conditions.
– Care pathways is enabled by LetsGetChecked’s core offerings, including telehealth services, pharmacy capabilities, and at-home diagnostics.


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