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Merrill Lynch Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital


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Total investments 19
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 14
Rounds per year 0.76
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 10
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Manufacturing
  • Electronics
  • Developer Platform
  • Medical

Merrill Lynch Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 1997. The venture was found in North America in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the New York.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Information Technology, Wireless. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. 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 Onix Microsystems, OutlookSoft, IP Video Systems.

The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2012. Comparing to the other companies, this Merrill Lynch Ventures performs on 24 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The top activity for fund was in 2001. The average startup value when the investment from Merrill Lynch Ventures is 50-100 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 9 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5 participants. Despite the Merrill Lynch Ventures, startups are often financed by New Enterprise Associates, Frazier Healthcare Partners, Earlybird Venture Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are New Enterprise Associates, Earlybird Venture Capital, Lovett Miller & Co.. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Frazier Healthcare Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Earlybird Venture Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Zonare Medical Systems

Health Care
Medical Device
$30M19 Nov 2007 Mountain View, California, United States

Zonare Medical Systems

Health Care
Medical Device
$34M02 Jul 2004 Mountain View, California, United States

Corona Networks

Developer Platform
$10M23 Apr 2003 Milpitas, California, United States

Corona Networks

Developer Platform
$14M13 Sep 2002 Milpitas, California, United States

Zonare Medical Systems

Health Care
Medical Device
$34M11 Sep 2002 Mountain View, California, United States

Proxima Therapeutics

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
$14M17 Aug 2002 Georgia, United States


$22M17 Oct 2001 San Diego, California, United States


$45M02 Oct 2001 Cupertino, California, United States

Corona Networks

Developer Platform
$40M27 Sep 2001 Milpitas, California, United States


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