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Headquarters Location

United States, Palo Alto


Venrock was established in 1969, and is a well known VC. The primary office of this VC is located in Palo Alto. This investor is located in North America, United States.

The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 14.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 4-5 participants. Along with Venrock, start-ups are often financed by Third Rock Ventures, OrbiMed, Lux Capital as well as 277 other investors. The fund often co-invests with Trellis Partners, Sequoia Capital, Investor Growth Capital Limited, overall with 365 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by MPM Capital, Investor Growth Capital Limited, Sequoia Capital, as well as 330 other investors.

Venrock is involved in 2 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 8 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2014. In 2007, the fund's activity was at its peak. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund typically enters into 25-48 deals annually. At the time of investment by Venrock, a typical start-up valuation would be 100-500 millions dollars.

The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 4-5. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Juno Therapeutics, AveXis, Receptos. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Health Care, Information Technology. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 98 more areas of investment. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. However, start-ups from 6 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first_initial last, first last, last, first, first last_initial

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

96.5% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

42.4% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

3.9 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.68 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Previous

Third Rock Ventures, OrbiMed, Lux Capital

Funds Investing in Following

MPM Capital, Investor Growth Capital Limited, Sequoia Capital

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