Morgan Stanley Dean Witter

Investor type Investment Bank


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Total investments 74
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 70
Rounds per year 0.76
Lead investments 11
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 41
Key employees 3

Areas of investment

  • Internet
  • Software
  • Telecommunications
  • Manufacturing
  • E-Commerce

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1924. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the New York.

Opposing the other organizations, this Morgan Stanley Dean Witter works on 23 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. The typical startup value when the investment from Morgan Stanley Dean Witter is 100-500 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The high activity for fund was in 2000. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 1 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2001.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Semiconductor, Software. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Interxion, Opsware, Solect Technology Group.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, startups are often financed by Convergence Partners, Bank of America, Venture Capital Fund of New England. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, TCV. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by DCM Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Pilgrim Baxter Hybrid Partners.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$2M05 Aug 2004 Sunnyvale, California, United States


$10M19 May 2003 Sunnyvale, California, United States

$45M02 Jan 2002 Virginia, United States


Consumer Electronics
Network Security
$27M02 May 2001 California, United States

Chameleon Systems

Network Hardware
$47M05 Feb 2001 San Jose, California, United States


Business/Productivity Software
Cyber Security
Industrial Automation
Network Management Software
$20M22 Jan 2001 New York, New York, United States

Netscalibur Italia

18 Jan 2001 Milan, Lombardy, Italy


$22M05 Jan 2001 San Jose, California, United States

R2 Technology

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
$16M02 Jan 2001 San Jose, California, United States


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