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Total investments 9
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 9
Rounds per year 0.28
Lead investments 0
Exits 7
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical
  • Hospital

Smallcap World Fund is the famous VC, which was founded in 1990. The venture was found in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Los Angeles.

The high activity for fund was in 2008. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The real fund results show that this VC is 3 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. When the investment is from Smallcap World Fund the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2011. Comparing to the other companies, this Smallcap World Fund performs on 54 percentage points more the average number of lead investments.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Smallcap World Fund, startups are often financed by Versant Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Oreilly AlphaTech Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Versant Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Vulcan Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, Simon Ventures.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight NetScreen Technologies, Foursquare, BG Medicine. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Pharmaceutical, Network Security.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Health Care
$76M31 May 2018 South San Francisco, California, United States


Health Care
Medical Device
$35M28 Apr 2015 Menlo Park, California, United States


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Total investments 9
Average round size 193M
Rounds per year 0.28
Peak activity year 2022
Lead investments 0
Exits 7
Group Appearance index 1.00

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Health Care
$76M31 May 2018 South San Francisco, California, United States


Health Care
Medical Device
$35M28 Apr 2015 Menlo Park, California, United States
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