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National Science Foundation

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Total investments 4388
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$771K
Portfolio companies 2970
Rounds per year 59.30
Lead investments 117
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.32
Exits 141
Key employees 9
Stages of investment
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Biotechnology
  • Manufacturing
  • Software
  • Medical
Summary

National Science Foundation is the famous VC, which was founded in 1950. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Alexandria.

The top activity for fund was in 2019. Comparing to the other companies, this National Science Foundation performs on 24 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The typical startup value when the investment from National Science Foundation is 1-5 millions dollars. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2013. The real fund results show that this VC is 23 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has no specific favorite 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. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Symantec, Affectiva, Agrivida. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Software, Universities. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the National Science Foundation, startups are often financed by MassChallenge, US Department of Energy, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are National Institutes of Health, US Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by US Department of Energy, Techstars, Menlo Ventures.

The overall number of key employees were 9.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Lilu

Children
Consumer Electronics
Hardware
Health Care
Internet of Things
Parenting
Personal Health
Wearables
$1M15 Mar 2023 New York, New York, United States

CipherMode Labs

$6M17 May 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States

Satellite Vu

Aerospace
Analytics
Geospatial
$20M19 Oct 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Eyebot

Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
Eyewear
Health Diagnostics
Personal Health
Retail Technology
$530K01 Oct 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Drivendata

Analytics
Communities
Finance
Machine Learning
Non Profit
$256K01 Aug 2021 Denver, Colorado, United States

ThermoBeat

Energy
Medical
Medical Device
$40K22 Jun 2021 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Cruz Foam

$1M19 May 2021 California, United States

PediaMetrix

Artificial Intelligence
Medical Device
$1M01 Mar 2021 Rockville, Maryland, United States

Minerva Lithium

Advanced Materials
Mineral
Mining
01 Jan 2021 Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
News
Florica Therapeutics, Inc. Awarded Competitive Grant from the National Science Foundation to Study Brain-Immune Axis in COVID-19

– Florica Therapeutics has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $255,678 to work on the Hypothalamus Stem Cell Exosomes for Treatment of COVID-19 project.
– The hypothalamus is crucial to secretion of cortisol and other immune-modulators that dampen the immune response following immune activation.
– Florica Therapeutics is a labor of love dedicated to my mother Florica Ichim.
– When I was 10 years old, my mother was diagnosed with leukemia. I promised her that she would not fight alone, I dedicated my life to extending the lives of others through biomedical research.

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Total investments 4388
Average round size 771K
Rounds per year 59.30
Peak activity year 2019
Lead investments 117
Follow on index 0.32
Exits 141
Group Appearance index 0.01

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Lilu

Children
Consumer Electronics
Hardware
Health Care
Internet of Things
Parenting
Personal Health
Wearables
$1M15 Mar 2023 New York, New York, United States

CipherMode Labs

$6M17 May 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States

Satellite Vu

Aerospace
Analytics
Geospatial
$20M19 Oct 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Eyebot

Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
Eyewear
Health Diagnostics
Personal Health
Retail Technology
$530K01 Oct 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Drivendata

Analytics
Communities
Finance
Machine Learning
Non Profit
$256K01 Aug 2021 Denver, Colorado, United States

ThermoBeat

Energy
Medical
Medical Device
$40K22 Jun 2021 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Cruz Foam

$1M19 May 2021 California, United States

PediaMetrix

Artificial Intelligence
Medical Device
$1M01 Mar 2021 Rockville, Maryland, United States

Minerva Lithium

Advanced Materials
Mineral
Mining
01 Jan 2021 Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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