The Column Group

The Column Group

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Headquarters Location

United States, San Francisco


The Column Group was established in 2006, and is a well known VC. The fund is located in United States, North America. The the headquarters of this VC is in San Francisco.

This VC was founded by Adriana Tajonar, Peter Svennilson. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 6.

In 2015, the fund's activity was at its peak. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The fund typically enters into 2-6 deals annually. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2019. In comparison with other funds, The Column Group makes 10 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 14 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 other investors. Aside from The Column Group, start-ups are often funded by Topspin Partners, OrbiMed, OUP (Osage University Partners) and 30 other funds. The most common co-investors for the fund are OUP (Osage University Partners), Celgene, Versant Ventures and also 49 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Kleiner Perkins, Foresite Capital, Venrock, out of 47 investors from our database.

Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Health Care, Medical Device. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 9 more industries for this fund. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If there are 4 founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. Flexus Biosciences, NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Surrozen are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Also, a start-up has to be aged 2-3 years to expect investment from this fund.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

43.1% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

4.6 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.19 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Funds Investing in Previous

Topspin Partners, OrbiMed, OUP (Osage University Partners)

Funds Investing in Following

Kleiner Perkins, Foresite Capital, Venrock

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