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Michael J. Fox Foundation

Founders Deborah Brooks



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Total investments 62
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 53
Rounds per year 2.70
Lead investments 14
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 13
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Therapeutics
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical

In 2000 was created Michael J. Fox Foundation, 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 New York.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Health Diagnostics, Health Care. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Switzerland. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Addex Therapeutics, Inflazome, Ceregene.

This organization was formed by Deborah Brooks.

The top activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2016. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 37 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. Opposing the other organizations, this Michael J. Fox Foundation works on 0 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the Michael J. Fox Foundation, startups are often financed by MPM Capital, Third Rock Ventures, Sofinnova Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Wellcome Trust, Agentschap NL. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Seventure Partners, Janke Dittmer, INKEF Capital.

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Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation

Health Care
$11M28 Nov 2011 Munich, Bavaria, Germany


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Total investments 62
Average round size 10M
Rounds per year 2.70
Peak activity year 2022
Lead investments 14
Follow on index 0.15
Exits 13
Group Appearance index 0.05

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CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation

Health Care
$11M28 Nov 2011 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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