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Leaps by Bayer

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital


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Total investments 53
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 44
Rounds per year 7.57
Lead investments 10
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Therapeutics
  • Medical
  • Agriculture

Leaps by Bayer appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 2015. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Leverkusen. The company was established in Europe in Germany.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Leaps by Bayer, startups are often financed by Longwood Founders Fund, Ipsen, Agent Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Longwood Founders Fund, Ipsen, Agent Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Longwood Founders Fund, Ipsen, Agent Capital.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 1 and less years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Century Therapeutics, Pyxis Oncology, Pyxis Oncology Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Therapeutics, Pharmaceutical. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups.

The high activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 47 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$2M03 Nov 2022 Davis, California, United States

Capstan Therapeutics

Health Care
$102M14 Sep 2022 San Diego, California, United States

ReCode Therapeutics

Health Care
$120M29 Jun 2022 Dallas, Texas, United States

Senti Biosciences

Health Care
$50M09 Jun 2022 South San Francisco, California, United States

Senti Biosciences

Health Care
$5M24 May 2022 South San Francisco, California, United States

Health Care
$16M13 Apr 2022 Encinitas, California, United States

Affini-T Therapeutics

Health Care
$175M22 Mar 2022 Watertown, Massachusetts, United States

Apollo Agriculture

Farmers Market
Financial Services
Machine Learning
$40M21 Mar 2022 Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Triumvira Immunologics

Clinical Trials
Health Care
$45M17 Mar 2022 Austin, Texas, United States
Founded last year, Mozart Therapeutics lands $55M to develop therapies for celiac and other diseases

– Mozart Therapeutics, a Seattle-based biotech startup, raised $55m funding.
– The round was led by ARCH Venture Partners along with Sofinnova Partners.
– Other backers include MRL Ventures Fund from Merck, Leaps by Bayer, and Eli Lilly & Company.

Zerigo Health Raises $43 Million in Series B Funding to Drive Adoption of the Industry’s Only Connected Light Therapy Solution to Treat Chronic Skin Conditions

– Zerigo Health announced a $43m Series B investment led by 7wireVentures, joined by General Catalyst, Dragoneer, Cigna Ventures, Leverage Health Solutions, and Leaps by Bayer.
– The round also included participation by existing investors including SV Health Investors, H.I.G. Capital, and Bluestem Capital.
– This round will allow Zerigo Health to respond to the increasing demand for its innovative connected chronic skin condition solution for the over 40 million Americans living with psoriasis, vitiligo, and eczema.
– Glen Tullman, Managing Partner of 7wireVentures, former Founder and CEO of Livongo, and Chief Executive Officer of Transcarent, will join as Executive Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors.


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