Wellcome Trust Founded 1936
Founders Sir Henry Wellcome
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Total investments 99
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$39M
Portfolio companies 64
Rounds per year 0.75
Lead investments 23
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.30
Exits 26
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity
Seed
Areas of investment
Biotechnology
Energy
Health Care
Lifestyle
Software
Summary

Wellcome Trust appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1936. The venture was found in Europe in United Kingdom. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the London.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has no specific favorite 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. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Health Diagnostics, Medical Device. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Instacart, DoorDash, Klarna.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Wellcome Trust, startups are often financed by Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins, ARCH Venture Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are ARCH Venture Partners, Venrock, Abingworth. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Novo Holdings, Venrock, ARCH Venture Partners.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The top activity for fund was in 2011. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Opposing the other organizations, this Wellcome Trust works on 2 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The real fund results show that this VC is 11 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The average startup value when the investment from Wellcome Trust is more than 1 billion dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2014.

The current fund was established by Sir Henry Wellcome. The overall number of key employees were 1.

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Notable deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Oxitec
Agriculture
Biotechnology
Chemical
Life Science
Medical
6M23 Apr 2021 United Kingdom, Vale of White Horse
TAE Technologies
Energy
Energy Management
Renewable Energy
130M08 Apr 2021 United States, " United States"}
Transformative AI
Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
Machine Learning
Medical
Medical Device
Seed
1M27 Jul 2020 United Kingdom, Westminster
Verne Global
Computer
Data Center
Information Technology
27M03 Jun 2020 United Kingdom, Westminster
Mologic
Biotechnology
Clinical Trials
Health Care
Medical Device
Grant
1M09 Mar 2020 United Kingdom, Thurleigh
Kineta
Biotechnology
Medical Device
Therapeutics
Grant
1M06 Aug 2019 United States, Seattle
Karuna Therapeutics
Biotechnology
Health Care
Pharmaceutical
Early Stage Venture
68M18 Mar 2019 United States, Boston
Karuna Therapeutics
Biotechnology
Health Care
Pharmaceutical
Early Stage Venture
42M02 Aug 2018 United States, Boston
Karuna Therapeutics
Biotechnology
Health Care
Pharmaceutical
Grant
8M19 Jun 2018 United States, Boston
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