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Merck Global Health Innovation Fund

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital


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Total investments 85
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 53
Rounds per year 6.54
Lead investments 7
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Exits 21
Key employees 6

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Medical
  • Information Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Software

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

IndyGeneUS AI

$50K19 Dec 2022 Washington, District of Columbia, United States


Artificial Intelligence
$23M22 Nov 2022 Budapest, Hungary


Big Data
Cloud Computing
Health Care
Information Services
Information Technology
$35M27 Jul 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Big Data
Information Technology
$14M03 Mar 2022 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Koneksa Health

Big Data
Health Care
$45M07 Feb 2022 New York, New York, United States


Internet of Things
Supply Chain Management
$10M25 Jan 2022 San Diego, California, United States

Verana Health

Health Care
$150M14 Jan 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Health Care
Information Technology
$200M11 Jan 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Verge Genomics

Health Care
Machine Learning
$98M16 Dec 2021 San Francisco, California, United States
Carlyle and Leading Healthcare-Focused Venture Funds Announce Strategic Growth Investment of up to $430 Million in Saama

– Saama technologies announced a strategic growth investment and will be acquired by Carlyle.
– Saama’s intelligent Life Science Analytics Cloud (LSAC) is used by over 50 pharma and biotech companies on more than 1,500 studies.
– As an end-to-end platform, LSAC provides a unified approach to clinical trial data management and analytics.
– Carlyle has made a strategic growth investment and will acquire a majority stake in the Company.
– A broad co-investor group with several healthcare-focused venture funds, including Amgen Ventures, Intermountain Ventures, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, McKesson Ventures, Northpond Ventures, Pfizer Ventures, and Population Health Partners, will be investing alongside Carlyle.

Transcarent Raises $58 Million in Series B Funding to Accelerate Consumer-Directed Health and Care Experience for Self-Insured Employers

– Transcarent, a new and different consumer-directed health and care experience for employees of self-insured employers and their families, announced a $58m Series B investment led by General Catalyst and 7wireVentures, with participation from Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Kleiner Perkins, Leaps by Bayer, GreatPoint Ventures, and Threshold Ventures along with existing investors Alta Partners and Jove Equity Partners.
– This round brings Transcarent’s total funding to $98m and will allow the company to respond to the demand for rapid expansion of its innovative risk-based offering for self-insured employers.


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