Ligand Pharmaceuticals - Unicorn Nest

Ligand Pharmaceuticals

Ligand Pharmaceuticals

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Headquarters Location

United States, San Diego


Ligand Pharmaceuticals was established in 1987, and is a well known Corporate Investor. The main office of this Corporate Investor is situated in San Diego. The fund is located in United States, North America.

The fund typically invests alone. Aside from Ligand Pharmaceuticals, start-ups are often funded by BioAdvance, 13 Ventures.

The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Medical, Medical Device. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 4 more industries for this fund. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Palvella Therapeutics, Viking Therapeutics. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 2-3. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States.

The fund generally invests in less than 2 deals every year. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2015. The fund performance shows that this Corporate Investor achieves 47 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are most common for this fund. Ligand Pharmaceuticals participates, on average, in 4 percentage points more than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. In 2018, the fund's activity was at its peak. In addition, the fund was active in 2019.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first_initial last, first last, first, last, last first_initial

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

50.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

0.5 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.5 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

BioAdvance, 13 Ventures

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