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The Column Group

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Adriana Tajonar Peter Svennilson


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Total investments 100
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 39
Rounds per year 6.25
Lead investments 18
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 15
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Therapeutics
  • Medical
  • Pharmaceutical

In 2006 was created The Column Group, which is appeared as VC. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the San Francisco.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the The Column Group, startups are often financed by Topspin Partners, OrbiMed, OUP (Osage University Partners). The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are OUP (Osage University Partners), Celgene, Versant Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Kleiner Perkins, Foresite Capital, Venrock.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The important activity for fund was in 2015. Comparing to the other companies, this The Column Group performs on 10 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 14 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year.

This organization was formed by Adriana Tajonar, Peter Svennilson. The overall number of key employees were 6.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Health Care, Medical Device. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Flexus Biosciences, NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Surrozen The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Carmot Therapeutics

Health Care
$160M26 Jul 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Remix Therapeutics

Health Care
$70M17 May 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


Health Care
$102M23 Feb 2022 San Diego, California, United States


Health Care
$236M15 Feb 2022 New York, New York, United States

Eikon Therapeutics

Health Care
Life Science
$518M06 Jan 2022 Hayward, California, United States

Hexagon Bio

$61M22 Sep 2021 California, United States

Obsidian Therapeutics

Health Care
$115M09 Sep 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Effector Therapeutics

Health Care
$60M26 Aug 2021 San Diego, California, United States

Atavistik Bio

$60M24 Aug 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Hexagon Bio Raises $61 Million to Advance Novel Small-Molecule Medicines Mined from Microbial Genomes

– Hexagon Bio, a biopharmaceutical company pioneering the discovery of medicines encoded in the global metagenome, announced that it has raised $61 million to fuel the continued development of its platform to design and develop new therapeutics mined from microbial genomes.
Nextech Invest led the financing, with participation from new investors SoftBank Vision Fund 2* and Casdin Capital, as well as existing investors The Column Group, 8VC, and Two Sigma Ventures.
– Hexagon’s interdisciplinary platform combines technological advances and proprietary insights across machine learning, genomics, synthetic biology and automation to systematically discover new chemical compounds linked to known protein targets.
– Hexagon has built a database of microbial genomes that is more than twice the size of all public databases and is adding thousands of additional genomes per month.

Atavistik Bio Announces $60 Million Series A Financing to Advance Genetically-Validated Targets in Metabolic Diseases and Cancer

– Atavistik Bio, a pre-clinical biotechnology company pioneering the identification of metabolite-protein interactions that have the potential to lead to the discovery and development of first-in-class drug candidates powered by distinct allosteric control mechanisms, announced that the closing of a $60 million Series A financing round.
– The financing was led by The Column Group and joined by Lux Capital, and Nextech Invest.
– The new financing will support development of Atavistik’s drug discovery platform, and future identification of select drug candidates based on deep knowledge of disease relevant pathways that have evolved over millions of years by nature to be allosterically regulated by metabolites.


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