Vivo Capital

Founded 1996
Founders Edgar G. Engleman Frank Kung


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Total investments 155
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 111
Rounds per year 6.20
Lead investments 26
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 65
Key employees 11
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Therapeutics
  • Medical

In 1997 was created Vivo Capital, which is appeared as VC. The venture was found in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Palo Alto.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Vivo Capital, startups are often financed by Sofinnova Investments, OrbiMed, Third Rock Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are InterWest Partners, Frazier Healthcare Partners, Aisling Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sofinnova Investments, Aisling Capital, Technology Partners.

The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline ZAI Lab, Harmony Biosciences, Passage Bio Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Medical, Genetics.

This organization was formed by Edgar G. Engleman. The overall number of key employees were 11.

Comparing to the other companies, this Vivo Capital performs on 11 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. When the investment is from Vivo Capital the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2015. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 6 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Health Care
$116M08 Sep 2021 United States, San Francisco


Health Care
Health Diagnostics
$60M26 Aug 2021 United States, " United States"}

$200M26 May 2021

Rgenta Therapeutics

$18M25 May 2021 United States, Cambridge

Larimar Therapeutics

$95M21 May 2021 United States, Lower Merion Township

Sera Prognostics

Health Care
Medical Device
$100M28 Apr 2021 United States, Salt Lake City

Health Care
Medical Device
23 Apr 2021 China, Shanghai

Health Care
$73M30 Mar 2021 United States, Palo Alto

Fortis Therapeutics

$40M29 Mar 2021 United States, San Diego
Neurogastrx Secures $60 Million in Series B Financing and Expands Management Team to Advance Its Pipeline of Transformative Investigational Therapies for Gastrointestinal Disorders
– Neurogastrx, a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company developing transformative therapies for gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, announced the successful completion of a $60m Series B crossover round led by Vivo Capital. – Other new investors participating in the Series B round include RTW Investments, Samsara BioCapital and Marshall Wace, joining 5AM Ventures, venBio and OrbiMed Advisors. – Proceeds from the financing will be used to advance the company’s pipeline of GI therapies for serious conditions... Read more
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 radiopharma... Read more


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