Wellcome Trust Founded 1936
Founders Sir Henry Wellcome
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Total investments 48
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$23M
Portfolio companies 48
Rounds per year 0.56
Lead investments 23
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.28
Exits -
Key employees -
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity
Seed
Areas of investment
Biotechnology
Health Care
Medical
Non Profit
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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Latest deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation
Health Care
Medical
Simulation
Therapeutics
Series A
11M28 Nov 2011 Germany, Munich
OptiScan Biomedical
Biotechnology
Health Care
Medical
Monitoring Equipment
Other Healthcare Technology Systems
Venture - Series Unknown
36M10 Oct 2005 United States, Hayward
Treventis
Biotechnology
Health Diagnostics
Medical
Seed
4M19 Sep 2013 United States, Lower Merion Township
Antabio
Biotechnology
Life Science
Medical Device
Grant
5M01 Feb 2013
Antabio
Biotechnology
Life Science
Medical Device
Grant
4M12 May 2015
Amplimmune
Biotechnology
Health Care
Medical
Series A
20M01 Jan 2006 United States, Rockville
Kymab
Biopharma
Biotechnology
Drug Discovery
Pharmaceuticals
Therapeutics
Series B
40M16 May 2014 United Kingdom, Cambridge
Acesion Pharma
Biotechnology
Medical
Pharmaceutical
Series C
10M03 Nov 2016 Denmark, Copenhagen
Fovea Pharmaceuticals
Biotechnology
Health Care
Medical
Pharmaceutical
Series B
30M18 Dec 2007 France, Paris
Aton Pharma
Biotechnology
Health Care
Pharmaceutical
Private Equity
13M10 Jan 2003
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