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Michael J. Fox Foundation

Investor type Incubator
Founders Deborah Brooks


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Total investments 37
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 33
Rounds per year 1.68
Lead investments 5
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Exits 12
Key employees Soon
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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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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Koneksa Health

Big Data
Health Care
16 Jun 2022 New York, New York, United States


Clinical Trials
$338K01 Jun 2022 Maryland, United States


Health Care
04 May 2022 Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

ND BioSciences

Life Science
18 Jan 2022 Epalinges, Vaud, Switzerland

Arkuda Therapeutics

Health Care
06 Dec 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

MISSION Therapeutics

Health Care
Life Science
$500K12 Oct 2021 Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

NRG Therapeutics

$500K29 Jul 2021 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom


Financial Services
Impact Investing
Personal Finance
$596M03 May 2021 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada

MapLight Therapeutics

Life Science
$8M30 Nov 2020 Palo Alto, California, United States


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