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Open Philanthropy Project

Investor type Venture Capital


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Total investments 17
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 12
Rounds per year 1.89
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Non Profit
  • Health Care
  • Communities
  • Education

In 2014 was created Open Philanthropy Project, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the San Francisco. The company was established in North America in United States.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Open Philanthropy Project, startups are often financed by Temasek Holdings, Sailing Capital, Raj Luhar. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are William Adams, Viking Global Investors, UBS. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Vikrant Bhargava, Shakil Khan, Sebastian Pollok.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. 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 Social Entrepreneurship, Nutrition. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Impossible Foods.

The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. When the investment is from Open Philanthropy Project the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 40 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2019. Deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$19M01 Jan 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


Health Care
$100M07 Apr 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States

Sherlock Biosciences

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Life Science
$7M21 May 2020 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Impossible Foods

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
Organic Food
$300M01 May 2019 Redwood City, California, United States

Sherlock Biosciences

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Life Science
$31M23 Apr 2019 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Founders Pledge

Financial Services
Non Profit
Social Entrepreneurship
$2M08 Apr 2019 London, England, United Kingdom

Sherlock Biosciences

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Life Science
$17M22 Mar 2019 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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$11M05 Apr 2018 Seattle, Washington, United States

Founders Pledge

Financial Services
Non Profit
Social Entrepreneurship
$3M20 Mar 2018 London, England, United Kingdom
Icosavax Closes $100 Million Series B Financing to Advance Bivalent RSV/hMPV Vaccine Candidate Into Clinical Trials

– Icosavax closed a $100m Series B Financing, led by RA Capital Management and joined by Janus Henderson Investors, Perceptive Advisors, Viking Global Investors, Cormorant Asset Management, Omega Funds, and Surveyor Capital (a Citadel company).
– A previously announced funding from Open Philanthropy was included in this round.
– The proceeds of the financing will support the development of Icosavax’s bivalent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and human metapneumovirus (hMPV) vaccine program through initial clinical studies, continued evaluation of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate, and further expansion of the company’s pipeline of VLP vaccine candidates focused on protecting older adults from life-threatening respiratory diseases.


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