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Karolinska

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Total investments 26
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$9M
Portfolio companies 18
Rounds per year 1.24
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.31
Exits 2
Key employees 1

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical
  • Health Care
  • Therapeutics
Summary

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

Henlez

Biopharma
Biotechnology
Test and Measurement
$1M24 Oct 2022 Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark

Pretzel Therapeutics

Biotechnology
Pharmaceutical
Therapeutics
$72M12 Sep 2022 Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

AnaCardio

Biopharma
Medical
17 Jun 2021 Solna, Stockholms Lan, Sweden

Aprea

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

Forendo Pharma

Health Care
Medical
Pharmaceutical
$14M22 Oct 2014 Southwest Finland

Forendo Pharma

Health Care
Medical
Pharmaceutical
$1M26 Jun 2013 Turku, Southwest Finland, Finland

Cellectricon

Biotechnology
Medical
$6M26 May 2004 Sweden, Västra Götaland County, Sweden

Gyros

Biotechnology
Health Care
Therapeutics
$29M17 Dec 2001 New Jersey, United States

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Total investments 26
Average round size 9M
Rounds per year 1.24
Peak activity year 2022
Lead investments 3
Follow on index 0.31
Exits 2
Group Appearance index 0.73

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Henlez

Biopharma
Biotechnology
Test and Measurement
$1M24 Oct 2022 Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark

Pretzel Therapeutics

Biotechnology
Pharmaceutical
Therapeutics
$72M12 Sep 2022 Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

AnaCardio

Biopharma
Medical
17 Jun 2021 Solna, Stockholms Lan, Sweden

Aprea

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

Forendo Pharma

Health Care
Medical
Pharmaceutical
$14M22 Oct 2014 Southwest Finland

Forendo Pharma

Health Care
Medical
Pharmaceutical
$1M26 Jun 2013 Turku, Southwest Finland, Finland

Cellectricon

Biotechnology
Medical
$6M26 May 2004 Sweden, Västra Götaland County, Sweden

Gyros

Biotechnology
Health Care
Therapeutics
$29M17 Dec 2001 New Jersey, United States
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