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Ligand Pharmaceuticals


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Total investments 4
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 3
Rounds per year 0.12
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Therapeutics
  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Life Science
  • Medical

In 1987 was created Ligand Pharmaceuticals, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the San Diego.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1 participant. Despite the Ligand Pharmaceuticals, startups are often financed by BioAdvance, 13 Ventures.

This Ligand Pharmaceuticals works on 4 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 47 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2015. The important activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Medical, Medical Device. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Palvella Therapeutics, Viking Therapeutics. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Palvella Therapeutics

Health Care
Life Science
$45M28 May 2020 Radnor Township, Pennsylvania, United States

Dianomi Therapeutics

Medical Device
$3M05 Feb 2019 Colorado, United States

Palvella Therapeutics

Health Care
Life Science
$10M18 Dec 2018 Radnor Township, Pennsylvania, United States

Viking Therapeutics

Health Care
$2M26 May 2014 San Diego, California, United States


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