Sanderling Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Robert McNeil


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Total investments 96
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 42
Rounds per year 2.23
Lead investments 15
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 17
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical Device

Sanderling Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1979. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the San Mateo. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight CalciMedica, Metavention, Lineagen. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Genetics, Biopharma.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Comparing to the other companies, this Sanderling Ventures performs on 14 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The real fund results show that this VC is 1 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The high activity for fund was in 2008. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2011. The typical startup value when the investment from Sanderling Ventures is 100-500 millions dollars.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Sanderling Ventures, startups are often financed by Asset Management Ventures (AMV), Qualcomm Ventures, Mesa Verde Venture Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Alta Partners, Mayo Clinic Ventures, Asset Management Ventures (AMV). In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Qualcomm Ventures, Mayo Clinic Ventures, Intel Capital.

The fund was created by Robert McNeil. We also calculated 5 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$35M23 Jun 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Drug Discovery
Health Care
$53M22 Apr 2021 San Diego, California, United States


Health Care
Information Technology
Life Science
$21M11 Mar 2021 San Diego, California, United States


Health Care
Information Technology
Life Science
$15M22 May 2020 San Diego, California, United States


Drug Discovery
Health Care
$32M20 Mar 2020 San Diego, California, United States


$33M07 Aug 2019 San Francisco, California, United States


Drug Discovery
Health Care
$80M29 Nov 2018 San Diego, California, United States


Health Care
$65M08 Jan 2018 Minnesota, United States

SpecificiT Pharma

Health Care
11 Sep 2017 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
ViaCyte Raises $45M in Funding

– ViaCyte, a San Diego CA-based regenerative medicine company, raised $45M in Series D funding.
– The round, which brought total Series D to more than $115m, includes participation from existing investors Bain Capital Life Sciences, TPG Capital, RA Capital Management, Sanderling Ventures, Adage Capital Partners, Invus Group, Asymmetry Ventures, and Artis Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to advance its portfolio of stem cell-derived therapies designed to provide a functional cure for patients with type 1 diabetes.


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