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New Leaf Venture Partners

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders James Niedel Jeani Delagardelle Philippe Chambon Vijay Lathi


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Total investments 176
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 92
Rounds per year 10.35
Lead investments 25
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 47
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical
  • Medical Device
  • Therapeutics

New Leaf Venture Partners appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2005. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the New York.

The high activity for fund was in 2012. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 6 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. When the investment is from New Leaf Venture Partners the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this New Leaf Venture Partners performs on 3 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the New Leaf Venture Partners, startups are often financed by Spray Venture Partners, InterWest Partners, Versant Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Sofinnova Investments, Aberdare Ventures, Clarus Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by SV Health Investors, Aberdare Ventures, Three Arch Partners.

This organization was formed by James Niedel, Jeani Delagardelle, Philippe Chambon, Ronald M. Hunt, Vijay Lathi. The overall number of key employees were 2.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Genetics, Health Diagnostics. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Synageva BioPharma, Intarcia Therapeutics, Relypsa The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Health Care
$29M17 Aug 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Star Therapeutics

$100M16 Feb 2022 South San Francisco, California, United States


Cyber Security
Data Visualization
$10M02 Nov 2021 Sunnyvale, California, United States

DiCE Molecules

Medical Device
$60M24 Aug 2021 California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
Information Technology
$43M21 Jun 2021 New York, New York, United States

Akili Interactive Labs

Health Care
Medical Device
$110M26 May 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Health Care
$101M30 Mar 2021 San Jose, California, United States

DiCE Molecules

Medical Device
$80M08 Jan 2021 California, United States


Health Care
Text Analytics
$11M08 Oct 2020 Santa Monica, California, United States
DiCE Molecules Announces $60 Million Series C-1 Financing

– DiCE Molecules, a biopharmaceutical company leveraging its proprietary DNA-encoded library platform to discover and develop next-generation therapeutics in immunology and other therapeutic areas, announced the completion of its $60 million Series C-1 financing.
– The financing was led by RA Capital Management and Sands Capital, with participation from new investors Janus Henderson Investors, Deep Track Capital and Logos Capital.
– Existing investors Northpond Ventures, Eventide Asset Management, Driehaus Capital Management, Soleus Capital, New Leaf Venture Partners, Osage University Partners and Asymmetry Capital Management also participated in the round.
– With the closing of this Series C-1 financing round, the Company has raised approximately $200 million to date.

Cleerly Raises $43M in Series B Funding

– Cleerly, a NYC-based company creating a new standard of care for heart disease, launched with $43m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Vensana Capital with participation from LRVHealth, New Leaf Venture Partners, DigiTx Partners, the American College of Cardiology, Cigna Ventures, and existing investors.
– The company intends to use the funds to scale its commercial reach, expand operational capabilities and strategic partnerships, and continue to grow its focus on research and development.


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