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Small Business Innovation Research

Investor type Government Office
Founders Roland Tibbetts


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Total investments 81
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 72
Rounds per year 2.02
Lead investments 33
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Exits 2
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Medical
  • Software
  • Manufacturing

Small Business Innovation Research appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 1982. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the America. The company was established in North America in United States.

The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 3 of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get 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. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline SPR Therapeutics, BlueWillow Biologics, Neuroene Therapeutics We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Biotechnology, Internet of Things.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the Small Business Innovation Research, startups are often financed by National Institutes of Health, WISC Partners, Venture Investors. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are National Institutes of Health, Ohio Third Frontier, National Science Foundation. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by National Institutes of Health, Mount Wilson Ventures, Energy Innovation Capital.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The high activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Comparing to the other companies, this Small Business Innovation Research performs on 21 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 53 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Reading Apps
$1M16 May 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Fluent BioSciences

Health Care
$1M09 Mar 2022 Watertown, Massachusetts, United States

FGC Plasma Solutions

Search Engine
$3M22 Feb 2022 Cleveland, Ohio, United States


Assistive Technology
Network Security
Software Engineering
$1M03 Aug 2021 Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Winter Innovations

Health Care
Medical Device
$256K05 May 2021 Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Clarigent Health

Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
Machine Learning
19 Feb 2021 Ohio, United States

$2M15 Feb 2021 San Diego, California, United States

Photonic Pharma

$499K15 Jan 2021 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States


Information Technology
$1M13 Jan 2021 Indiana, United States


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