Tekla Capital Management

Founded 1986


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Total investments 38
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 33
Rounds per year 1.09
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 15
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Therapeutics
  • Medical
  • Pharmaceutical

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

We also calculated 1 valuable employee in our database.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 7-8 participants. Despite the Tekla Capital Management, startups are often financed by Novartis Venture Fund, Domain Associates, Third Rock Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Life Sciences Partners, Sofinnova Investments, Redmile Group. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sofinnova Investments, Life Sciences Partners, Ysios Capital.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 3 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. This Tekla Capital Management works on 28 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2018.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Afferent Pharmaceuticals, Merus, CuraSen Therapeutics. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Medical, Health Care. 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. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Arbor Biotechnologies

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

Parthenon Therapeutics

Life Science
$65M03 Nov 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

ReCode Therapeutics

Health Care
$80M21 Oct 2021 Dallas, Texas, United States

Aristea Therapeutics

$63M27 Jul 2021 San Diego, California, United States


Health Care
$92M20 May 2021 Chappaqua, New York, United States


Health Care
$57M04 May 2021 Iceland, Iceland

Pyxis Oncology

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


Health Care
$110M19 Oct 2020 Basel, Basel-City, Switzerland


Health Care
$35M12 Oct 2020 County Dublin
ReCode Therapeutics Raises Oversubscribed Series B Financing Round of $80 Million

– ReCode Therapeutics announced the closing of an $80m Series B financing round co-led by Pfizer Ventures and EcoR1 Capital.
– The round was led by Pfizer Ventures and EcoR1 Capital.
– New investors include Sanofi Ventures, funds managed by Tekla Capital Management, Superstring Capital and NS Investment.
– Existing investors who participated included OrbiMed, Vida Ventures, MPM Capital, Colt Ventures, Hunt Technology Ventures, and Osage University Partners.

Aristea Therapeutics Closes $63M Series B Financing

– Aristea Therapeutics, a San Diego, CA-based clinical-stage immunology focused drug development company developing novel therapies to treat serious inflammatory orphan diseases, closed a $63m Series B financing.
– The round was led by Fidelity Management & Research Company, with participation from existing investor Novo Holdings A/S and new investors Arena Pharmaceuticals and funds managed by Tekla Capital Management.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue the build-out of its leadership team, the formation of new partnerships and the advancement of the development of its portfolio of immunology focused programs to address orphan diseases.


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