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Morgan Stanley

Investor type Investment Bank
Founders Dean G. Witter Harold Stanley Henry Sturgis Morgan


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Total investments 243
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 207
Rounds per year 2.76
Lead investments 52
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 87
Key employees 42
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Financial Services
  • SaaS
  • Energy

In 1935 was created Morgan Stanley, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the New York.

Besides them, we counted 24 critical employees of this fund in our database.

When the investment is from Morgan Stanley the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 7 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. This Morgan Stanley works on 13 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Uber, ByteDance, Xiaomi For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Manufacturing, FinTech.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Morgan Stanley, startups are often financed by Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, Venrock. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Maverick Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by T. Rowe Price, Kleiner Perkins, TCV.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Athulya Senior Care

Health Care
$10M09 Jan 2023 Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


Cloud Security
Cyber Security
Enterprise Software
$401M05 Jan 2023 San Jose, California, United States

HYNN Technologies

04 Jan 2023 Dongguang, Guangdong, China


$50M19 Dec 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

OPTT Health

Employee Benefits
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Information Technology
$1M20 Nov 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Emler Swim School

21 Oct 2022 Allen, Texas, United States

Intersect Power

Renewable Energy
$2B29 Sep 2022 Beaverton, Oregon, United States

Vital Thin Film Materials

Advanced Materials
$695M27 Sep 2022 Guangzhou, Guangdong, China


Mobile Payments
$50M06 Sep 2022 Mexico City, Mexico
Vestwell Raises $70M in Series C Funding

– Vestwell, a NYC-based API technology platform for workplace savings and investing programs, raised $70m in Series C financing.
– The round was led by Wells Fargo Strategic Capital and Fin Venture Capital co-led by Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Manulife, Point72, Nationwide Ventures, Allianz Life Ventures, Northwestern Mutual, FinTech Collective, Greenspring Associates, Primary Venture Partners, Teamworthy Ventures, F-Prime Capital, Industry Ventures, and Commerce Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to further expand the team, platform functionality, and servicing for its thousands of partners and clients.

NYDIG Raises $200M from Strategic Partners

– NYDIG, a leading provider of technology and investment solutions for Bitcoin, announced a $200m growth capital round led by strategic partners Stone Ridge Holdings Group, Morgan Stanley, New York Life, MassMutual, Soros Fund Management, and FS Investments.
Bessemer Venture Partners and FinTech Collective also participated.


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