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Merlin Biomed

Investor type Hedge Fund
Founders Stuart T. Weisbrod


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Total investments 18
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 16
Rounds per year 0.75
Lead investments 0
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Exits 11
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Health Care
  • Therapeutics
  • Medical

Merlin Biomed appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 1998. 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 New York.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Health Care, Biopharma. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, FibroGen, Calypso Medical. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund.

The average startup value when the investment from Merlin Biomed is 10-50 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Merlin Biomed works on 36 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2014. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2003. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year.

The fund was created by Stuart T. Weisbrod.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 8-9 partakers. Despite the Merlin Biomed, startups are often financed by Bay City Capital, Versant Ventures, Venrock. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Versant Ventures, VantagePoint Capital Partners, OrbiMed. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by OrbiMed, MPM Capital, Sanderling Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

CymaBay Therapeutics

$8M05 Nov 2009 Hayward, California, United States

Gemin X Pharmaceuticals

$38M03 Jul 2008 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

CymaBay Therapeutics

$32M19 Apr 2007 Hayward, California, United States

Calypso Medical

Health Care
Medical Device
$42M08 Jan 2007 Seattle, Washington, United States

EUSA Pharma

Health Care
$18M07 Nov 2006 United Kingdom, England, United Kingdom

Health Care
$40M07 Sep 2006 Massachusetts, United States

Genelabs Technologies

Health Care
$8M27 Jun 2006 Redwood City, California, United States


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$60M18 Jul 2005 Cupertino, California, United States


$100M17 Feb 2005 San Francisco, California, United States


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