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Total investments 20
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 16
Rounds per year 1.05
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees 1

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Medical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Health Care
  • Biopharma

Karolinska appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 2003. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in Sweden. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Solna.

Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 6 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2018. Comparing to the other companies, this Karolinska performs on 15 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Karolinska, startups are often financed by btov Partners, Versant Ventures, Sectoral Asset Management. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are HealthCap, Almi Invest, Vesalius Biocapital Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Novartis Venture Fund, M Ventures, Vesalius Biocapital Partners.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight NsGene, Promimic, OssDsign AB. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Clinical Trials, Health Care. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 3 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Sweden.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Pretzel Therapeutics

$72M12 Sep 2022 Waltham, Massachusetts, United States


$8M03 Jun 2022 Sweden, Skåne County, Sweden

Modus Therapeutics

Clinical Trials
$1M12 May 2022 Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden


$3M03 Feb 2022 Solna, Stockholms Lan, Sweden


17 Jun 2021 Solna, Stockholms Lan, Sweden


Health Care
Personal Health
$59M30 Nov 2018 Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden

Forendo Pharma

Health Care
$4M05 Sep 2018 Southwest Finland

Umecrine Cognition

Health Care
$2M04 Oct 2017 Sweden, Stockholm County, Sweden


Health Care
Medical Device
$3M13 Sep 2016 Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County


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