Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC

Founded 1973
Founders Bruce Rosengard Chris Picariello Paul Stoffels Scott Orchard Seema Kumar Sue Hohenleitner


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Total investments 48
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 40
Rounds per year 1.00
Lead investments 8
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 5
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

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

The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Cambridge. The company was established in North America in United States. Johnson & Johnson Innovation u2013 JJDC appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation.

The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 13 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. This Johnson & Johnson Innovation u2013 JJDC works on 23 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The important activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Johnson & Johnson Innovation u2013 JJDC, startups are often financed by Wildcat Capital Management, Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation, TPG Biotech. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Wildcat Capital Management, Whittier Ventures, VSP Global. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by dRx Capital, Lux Capital, Lightstone Ventures.

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 various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Memebox, Fusion Pharmaceuticals, X-Vax Technology We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Pharmaceutical, Therapeutics. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Visus Therapeutics

$20M10 Aug 2021 United States, Seattle

Iterative Scopes

Computer Vision
Health Care
Health Diagnostics
$30M03 Aug 2021 United States, Cambridge

Point Biopharma

$165M01 Jul 2021 United States, Indianapolis

Thirty Madison

Health Care
Personal Health
$140M02 Jun 2021 United States, New York

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Life Science
Medical Device
$235M13 May 2021 United States, San Diego

Health Diagnostics
$11M20 Apr 2021 United Kingdom, Cambridge


Consumer Goods
$4M25 Mar 2021 United States, New York

Visus Therapeutics

$36M09 Mar 2021 United States, Seattle


Health Care
$7M03 Mar 2021 Israel, " Israel"}
Visus Therapeutics Raises $20M in Funding

– Visus Therapeutics from Seattle develops innovative ophthalmic therapies to improve vision for people around the world.
– The company raised $20m in funding.
– The round was led by LSP in Amsterdam with participation from Sage Partners of Hong Kong, Johnson & Johnson Innovation -JJDC, Inc. and other inside investors.
– The new investment will be used to advance its clinical and commercial efforts for lead asset BRIMOCHOL under investigation for presbyopia as well as new research and development activities in its drug development pipeline.


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