Venrock

Founded 1969

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Total investments 740
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$24M
Portfolio companies 321
Rounds per year 6.17
Lead investments 109
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.47
Exits 194
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

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

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Altruist

Asset Management
Financial Services
FinTech
Early Stage Venture
50M19 May 2021 United States, Los Angeles

Waybridge

Information Technology
Logistics
Productivity Tools
Supply Chain Management
Early Stage Venture
30M14 May 2021 United States, New York

Seed
8M29 Apr 2021

Late Stage Venture
250M14 Apr 2021

TAE Technologies

Energy
Energy Management
Renewable Energy
130M08 Apr 2021 United States, " United States"}

Auditoria.AI

Artificial Intelligence
Finance
FinTech
Machine Learning
Software
Early Stage Venture
15M31 Mar 2021 United States, " United States"}

Dapper Labs

Blockchain
Gaming
Late Stage Venture
305M30 Mar 2021 Canada, Vancouver

Cyteir Therapeutics

Biopharma
Biotechnology
Pharmaceutical
Late Stage Venture
80M11 Feb 2021 United States, Cambridge

Early Stage Venture
14M19 Jan 2021
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. Read more

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