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Skyline Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Eric M Gordon John Freund


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Total investments 78
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 42
Rounds per year 3.12
Lead investments 13
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 31
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

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

In 1997 was created Skyline Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the Palo Alto. The company was established in North America in United States.

Opposing the other organizations, this Skyline Ventures works on 11 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. When the investment is from Skyline Ventures the average startup value is 10-50 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2006. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2014. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 1 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline NovaSys, Calibra Medical, Satiety Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Medical Device, Hospital.

The current fund was established by Eric M Gordon, John Freund. We also calculated 3 valuable employees in our database.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Skyline Ventures, startups are often financed by TVM Capital, SV Health Investors, Intersouth Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are TVM Capital, Intersouth Partners, InterWest Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by TVM Capital, Intersouth Partners, Montreux Equity Partners.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Smart Home
02 Sep 2022 Foshan, Guangdong, China

Muse Technology

E-Commerce Platforms
$10M08 Nov 2021 Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Sutro Biopharma

Information Technology
$85M26 Jul 2018 South San Francisco, California, United States

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals

Health Care
$70M30 Mar 2017 Massachusetts, United States


Health Care
Health Diagnostics
$26M17 Jun 2016 San Jose, California, United States


Health Care
Health Diagnostics
$21M26 May 2015 San Jose, California, United States

Collegium Pharmaceutical

Life Science
$50M10 Mar 2015 Massachusetts, United States

Proteon Therapeutics

$45M16 May 2014 Massachusetts, United States


Health Care
Health Diagnostics
$33M28 Apr 2014 San Jose, California, United States


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