Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital

Founded 1986


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Total investments 57
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 57
Rounds per year 1.63
Lead investments 15
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 26
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Enterprise Software
  • Information Technology
  • SaaS
  • Health Care

The main department of described VC is located in the New York. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, startups are often financed by Accel, Wing Venture Capital, Vintage Investment Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are One Peak Partners, Van Wagoner Ventures, LLC, Sapphire Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Morgan Stanley, Wellington Management, SoftBank.

We also calculated 2 valuable employees in our database.

The important activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. This Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital works on 18 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2006. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 9 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The average startup value when the investment from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Nutanix, Constant Contact, Cohesity. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 11-15 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. 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 SaaS, Analytics.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

CMX (ComplianceMetrix)

Consumer Goods
Food and Beverage
Quality Assurance
Risk Management
Supply Chain Management
$50M26 May 2021 California San Diego United States


Medical Device
$24M04 May 2021 California Fremont United States

Data Center
Information Technology
$150M17 Dec 2020 New York United States

Tiff's Treats

Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
$15M08 Jul 2020 Austin Texas United States


Point of Sale
Small and Medium Businesses
$42M21 May 2020 California United States

cPacket Networks, Inc.

Application Performance Management
Cloud Computing
Cloud Security
Data Center
Information Technology
Network Security
$15M26 Feb 2020 California San Jose United States


Advertising Platforms
Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Brand Marketing
Computer Vision
Digital Media
Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
$22M13 Feb 2020 California Santa Monica United States


Cloud Infrastructure
Information Technology
IT Infrastructure
IT Management
$37M30 Jan 2020 California San Jose United States

Alternative Behavior Strategies

19 Aug 2019 Salt Lake City United States Utah
Elligo Health Research Inks $135M Series E

– Elligo Health Research, a healthcare-enabling research organization powered by the novel IntElligo technology, announced a $135m Series E financing round.
Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital and Ally Bridge Group participated in the financing round.
– The round was also participated by Norwest Venture Partners and all major existing investors, including Cerner, Hatteras Venture Partners, Noro-Moseley Partners, Piper Sandler Merchant Banking, Shumway Capital, and Syneos Health.
– This financing allows Elligo to invest further in its technology platform and leverage data in new ways to address current challenges in the clinical trial industry.

GumGum Raises $75M in Funding

– GumGum is a global contextual advertising technology company based in Santa Monica, California.
– The company raised $75m in funding.
Goldman Sachs Growth joined existing investors Upfront Ventures, NewView Capital, and Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the adoption of its contextual intelligence advertising product suite and expand investments in key international markets.


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