Venrock Healthcare Partners

Investor type Venture Capital


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Total investments 28
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 27
Rounds per year 0.53
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 14
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Therapeutics
  • Medical

The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 2 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Medical, Health Care. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Sojournix, Corvidia, Metacrine.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 8 participants. Despite the Venrock Healthcare Partners, startups are often financed by venBio Partners, Polaris Partners, Pappas Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Boxer Capital, RTW Investments LLC, RA Capital Management.

The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The high activity for fund was in 2018. The real fund results show that this VC is 20 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. Deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Opposing the other organizations, this Venrock Healthcare Partners works on 9 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Dianthus Therapeutics

Health Care
$100M19 Apr 2022 Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

Lyra Therapeutics

Health Care
$100M08 Apr 2022 Massachusetts, United States

Trevi Therapeutics

Health Care
$55M07 Apr 2022 Connecticut, United States

Mythic Therapeutics

Health Care
$103M15 Dec 2021 Massachusetts, United States

Ablaze Pharmaceuticals

$75M29 Nov 2021 Jingan, Shanghai, China


Health Care
Medical Device
$108M15 Jun 2021 San Diego, California, United States


Life Science
$135M11 May 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

GH Research

$125M12 Apr 2021 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

Graphite Bio

$150M15 Mar 2021 South San Francisco, California, 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.

Biotech Company Nuvalent Raises $135 Million

– Nuvalent is a biotechnology company creating precisely targeted therapies for clinically proven kinase targets in cancer.
– The company raised $135m in Series B funding.
Bain Capital Life Sciences led the round and was joined by Deerfield Management, Fidelity Management and Research Company LLC, Wellington Management Company, Viking Global Investors, Janus Henderson Investors, Avoro Capital Advisors, Boxer Capital of Tavistock Group, Venrock Healthcare Capital Partners, Fairmount Funds Management LLC, Driehaus Capital Management LLC, and Logos Capital.


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