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Venrock

Investor type Venture Capital

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Total investments 796
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$26M
Portfolio companies 418
Rounds per year 15.02
Lead investments 118
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.47
Exits 251
Key employees 15
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Biotechnology
  • Software
  • Medical
  • Information Technology
Summary

In 1969 was created Venrock, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the Palo Alto. The company was established in North America in United States.

The fund is constantly included in 25-48 deals per year. The important activity for fund was in 2007. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2014. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The typical startup value when the investment from Venrock is 100-500 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Venrock works on 2 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 8 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Venrock, startups are often financed by Third Rock Ventures, OrbiMed, Lux Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Trellis Partners, Sequoia Capital, Investor Growth Capital Limited. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by MPM Capital, Investor Growth Capital Limited, Sequoia Capital.

The overall number of key employees were 14.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Juno Therapeutics, AveXis, Receptos. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Health Care, Information Technology.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Nightfall AI

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
SaaS
$40M10 Aug 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Dgraph Labs

Database
Open Source
Real Time
$6M20 Jul 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Meltano

Data Integration
Software
$8M08 Jun 2022 -

The Public Health Company

Biotechnology
Medical
Pharmaceutical
$35M01 May 2022 California, United States

Vanilla

$30M28 Apr 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States

Quiq

Customer Service
Enterprise Software
Messaging
Mobile
SaaS
SMS
Software
$25M12 Apr 2022 Bozeman, Montana, United States

Astronomer

Analytics
Big Data
Cloud Computing
Data Integration
Enterprise Software
$213M23 Mar 2022 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

RefleXion Medical

Health Care
Medical
Medical Device
Therapeutics
$80M10 Mar 2022 Hayward, California, United States

Astrix Security

Cyber Security
$15M23 Feb 2022 Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
News
Interos Raises $100M in Series C Financing

– Interos is an Arlington, VA-based supply chain risk management and operational resilience technology company.
– The company raised $100m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by NightDragon with participation from current investors Kleiner Perkins and Venrock.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and business reach.

Element Biosciences Raises $276M in Series C Financing

– Element Biosciences from San Diego develops DNA sequencing platform.
– The company closed a $276m Series C financing.
– Backers included new investors Janus Henderson Investors, Logos Capital, Meritech Capital Partners, Counterpoint Global (Morgan Stanley), and T. Rowe Price and existing investors Fidelity Management & Research Company, Foresite Capital, JS Capital Management LLC, RA Capital Advisors, and Venrock.
– The new investment will be used to scale commercial organization in anticipation of the launch of its next-generation sequencing solution.

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