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Ridgeback Capital

Investor type Family Investment Office
Founders Wayne Holman


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Total investments 28
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 25
Rounds per year 1.75
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 11
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Therapeutics
  • Biopharma
  • Pharmaceutical

The main office of represented VC is situated in the New York. The company was established in North America in United States.

We also calculated 1 valuable employee in our database.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 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 Adaptimmune, 4D Molecular Therapeutics, Stem Cell Therapeutics. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Industrial, Health Care. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The real fund results show that this VC is 2 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. Deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The high activity for fund was in 2018. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. Opposing the other organizations, this Ridgeback Capital works on 60 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 9-10 partakers. Despite the Ridgeback Capital, startups are often financed by Polaris Partners, UBS Asset Management, Remeditex Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are venBio Partners, OrbiMed, F-Prime Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Eight Roads Ventures, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Food and Beverage
$35M02 Feb 2022 New York, New York, United States


Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Personal Health
$300M07 Dec 2021 South San Francisco, California, United States

Quell Therapeutics

$156M29 Nov 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Arbor Biotechnologies

Life Science
$215M09 Nov 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Garuda Therapeutics

Life Science
$72M23 Sep 2021 Natick, Massachusetts, United States

Turnstone Biologics

Innovation Management
$80M14 Jul 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

TwinStrand Biosciences

Health Care
$50M06 May 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States

Pyxis Oncology

Health Care
$152M30 Mar 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Health Care
$47M16 Mar 2021 Vallejo, California, United States
Pyxis Oncology Raises $152M Series B Round

– Pyxis Oncology from Longwood Fund has closed a $152m Series B financing.
– The round was led by Arix Bioscience and co-led by RTW Investments, LP.
– New investors included Perceptive Advisors, RA Capital Management, Pfizer Ventures, BVF Partners, L.P., Janus Henderson Investors, Cormorant Asset Management, HBM Healthcare Investments, funds managed by Tekla Capital Management LLC, Acuta Capital Partners, Ridgeback Capital Investments, Surveyor Capital (a Citadel company), Laurion Capital Management, Logos Capital and LifeSci Venture Partners.

Caribou Biosciences Raises $115M Series C Financing to Advance Next-Generation CRISPR Technologies and Allogeneic Cell Therapy Pipeline

– Caribou Biosciences, Inc. announced the successful completion of an oversubscribed $115m Series C financing.
– Proceeds from the financing will be used to further develop the Company’s proprietary, next-generation CRISPR technology platform and to advance the Company’s pipeline of wholly-owned allogeneic immune cell therapies for oncology with best-in-class potential.
– The Series C financing was co-led by new premier healthcare investors Farallon Capital Management, PFM Health Sciences, and Ridgeback Capital Investments.


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