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MSD Capital

Investor type Family Investment Office
Founders Glenn Fuhrman Michael Dell


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Total investments 51
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 40
Rounds per year 2.12
Lead investments 6
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 16
Key employees 9
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Internet
  • SaaS
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Health Care

MSD Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1998. The main office of represented VC is situated in the New York. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2003. The typical startup value when the investment from MSD Capital is more than 1 billion dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 2 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. Comparing to the other companies, this MSD Capital performs on 3 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The high activity for fund was in 2000. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. Deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

The current fund was established by Glenn Fuhrman, Michael Dell. The overall number of key employees were 9.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 participants. Despite the MSD Capital, startups are often financed by Insight Partners, CHL Medical Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Insight Partners, Cisco, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Insight Partners, CHL Medical Partners, New Enterprise Associates.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite 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 most successful fund investment fields, there are Software, Internet. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Cloudera, Gusto, SparkCognition For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Media and Entertainment
$20M01 Nov 2022 Austin, Texas, United States

Moderna Therapeutics

Health Care
$250M12 Oct 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Opto Investments

Asset Management
$145M19 Sep 2022 New York, New York, United States


Health Care
Mobile Apps
06 Apr 2022 Oulu, Oulu, Finland


Sporting Goods
$1B02 Mar 2022 Jacksonville, Florida, United States


Developer Tools
$735M13 Dec 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Life Science
Medical Device
$235M13 May 2021 San Diego, California, United States


Health Care
Mobile Apps
$100M04 May 2021 Oulu, Oulu, Finland


Artificial Intelligence
Business/Productivity Software
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Media and Information Services (B2B)
Public Safety
Risk Management
$475M23 Mar 2021 New York, New York, United States
Cue Health Raises $235M in Financing

– Cue Health Inc. from San Diego closed a $235m financing round.
– The round was led by Perceptive Advisors, MSD Capital, and Koch Strategic Platforms, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, existing investors Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc. (JJDC), Decheng Capital, Cavu Ventures, ACME Capital, and others.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate growth of the company.

Dataminr Closes $475M Financing at $4.1 Billion Valuation

– Dataminr is a real-time information discovery company based in NYC.
– The company closed $475m round of financing at a $4.1b valuation.
– The round was led by Eldridge, Valor Equity Partners, MSD Capital, Reinvent Capital, ArrowMark Partners, IVP, Eden Global, investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Tactical Value and Lurra Capital.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s growth.


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