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U.S. Department of Defense

Investor type Government Office
Founders Reina Staley


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Total investments 127
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 118
Rounds per year 1.67
Lead investments 36
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 37
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Medical
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical

U.S. Department of Defense is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1947. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Washington.

The fund was created by Reina Staley.

Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 60 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The typical startup value when the investment from U.S. Department of Defense is 5-10 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2018. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. This U.S. Department of Defense works on 6 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the U.S. Department of Defense, startups are often financed by National Institutes of Health, RMI Partners, Innovacorp. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are US Department of Energy, National Institutes of Health, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by National Institutes of Health, Taiwania Capital, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Medical Device, Pharmaceutical. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 16-20 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ 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. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Sikorsky Aircraft, Pixelligent, SPR Therapeutics.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine

Health Care
Higher Education
Medical Device
$308K17 Feb 2023 Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Eumentis Therapeutics

Health Care
$3M08 Feb 2023 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

EcoHealth Alliance

Health Care
Information Technology
$3M25 Jan 2023 New York, New York, United States

SAB Biotherapeutics

Clinical Trials
$8M18 Jan 2023 Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States

Ena Respiratory

Health Diagnostics
$4M09 Jan 2023 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - Crunchbase School Profile & Alumni

Health Care
$760K19 Dec 2022 Little Rock, Arkansas, United States


Water Purification
$75K12 Dec 2022 Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

CMC Pharmaceuticals

06 Dec 2022 Solon, Ohio, United States

Maryland Department of Commerce

$641K30 Nov 2022 Baltimore, Maryland, United States


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