venBio Partners

Founded 2009
Founders Corey Goodman Kurt von Emster Robert Adelman


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Total investments 51
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 36
Rounds per year 4.25
Lead investments 16
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 21
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Therapeutics
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Biopharma

The venture was found in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the San Francisco.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Genetics, Therapeutics. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Adaptimmune, Harmony Biosciences, Checkmate Pharmaceuticals. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The current fund was established by Corey Goodman, Kurt von Emster, Robert Adelman. The overall number of key employees were 1.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The real fund results show that this VC is 18 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. Opposing the other organizations, this venBio Partners works on 12 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. The top activity for fund was in 2018. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. The average startup value when the investment from venBio Partners is 100-500 millions dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the venBio Partners, startups are often financed by Remeditex Ventures, Sofinnova Investments, F-Prime Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Vivo Capital, F-Prime Capital, Sofinnova Investments. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Vivo Capital, F-Prime Capital, Cormorant Asset Management.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Health Care
Health Diagnostics
$60M26 Aug 2021 California, United States

Fog Pharmaceuticals

Health Care
$107M11 Jan 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Tallac Therapeutics

Health Care
$62M01 Dec 2020 California, United States

Elevation Oncology

Health Care
Life Science
$65M18 Nov 2020 New York, United States

Stargazer Pharmaceuticals

$57M09 Nov 2020 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Health Care
Medical Device
$45M14 Oct 2020 San Diego, California, United States

Health Care
$25M14 Sep 2020 San Francisco, California, United States

Artiva Biotherapeutics

Life Science
$78M26 Jun 2020 San Diego, California, United States

Checkmate Pharmaceuticals

Medical Device
$85M10 Jun 2020 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
RayzeBio Secures $108 Million Series C Financing to Drive Forward Its Pipeline of Targeted Radiopharmaceuticals for Cancer

– RayzeBio, Inc. announced a $108m Series C financing led by Venrock Healthcare Capital Partners alongside new investors Perceptive Advisors, Vivo Capital, Acuta Capital Partners, Deerfield Management, and TCG X.
– Also participating were all of Rayze’s existing investors: venBio Partners, Versant Ventures, Samsara BioCapital, Redmile Group, Viking Global Investors, Cormorant Asset Management, OrbiMed, LifeSci Venture Partners, Logos Capital, Alexandria Venture Investments, and others.
– The targeted radiopharmaceuticals field represents a highly clinically validated modality that, until recently, has been underappreciated.
– With over $258m of capital raised since the company first debuted in the second half of 2020, RayzeBio has rapidly expanded its team, infrastructure, capabilities, and pipeline.

Ventyx Biosciences Raises $114M in Funding

– Ventyx is an Encinitas, California-based clinical-stage biotechnology company advancing a broad pipeline of potent and selective small-molecule drug candidates to treat inflammatory diseases and autoimmune disorders.
– The company raised $114m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by venBio Partners alongside new investors, including Third Point, RTW Investments, LP, Janus Henderson Investors, Wellington Management, OrbiMed, Surveyor Capital (a Citadel company), Farallon Capital, Vivo Capital, Logos Capital, Qiming Venture Partners USA, Cormorant Asset Management, and participation from founding investor New Science Ventures.


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