GreatPoint Ventures

GreatPoint Ventures

A venture capital firm in California that focuses on technology, marketplaces, healthcare, wellness, and biotech sectors.

GreatPoint Ventures is a venture capital firm in California that focuses on technology, marketplaces, healthcare, wellness, and biotech sectors. Founded 2015 in San Francisco, California, United States by Andrew Perlman and Ray Lane, it invests in early stage ventures, series A, series B, series C, and seed. Its portfolio companies include Truvian Sciences, Extend, Namogoo, Activ Surgical, and InsightRX. As of March 2020, GreatPoint Ventures has made 45 investments. Their most recent investment was on November 20, 2019, when Truvian Sciences raised $27.1M. GreatPoint Ventures has had three exits, the most notable of which include Beyond Meat, Zafgen, and BeyondCore. The company has raised two funds, their latest being GreatPoint Ventures Innovation Fund II. This fund was announced on July 16, 2019 and raised a total of $291.6M.

Timeline

2015

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Funded Companies

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Beyond Meat makes plant-based meat alternatives such as burgers, sausages, chicken strips, and ground beef. Beyond Meat was founded in 2009 by Ethan Brown and is based in Los Angeles, California.

EVEN Financial offers a B2B2C API to help connect financial institutions to consumers, and connect consumers to personalized financial products.

Nebula Genomics is a genetics company developing a platform for individuals to get their personal genome sequenced, and then enable them to store and control that information through cryptographic encryption on the blockchain.

A blockchain platform for exchanging financial information without sharing data. It is located in Marina Del Rey, California and was founded in 2017.

MycoTechnology utilizes fungi based food-processing platforms to transform the flavor and value of agricultural products.

Glympse Bio is developing a powerful new paradigm in diagnostics to enable noninvasive and predictive monitoring of multiple human diseases.

Uptake Technologies is a company designing and developing enterprise software.

InsightRX is a San Francisco-based healthcare company founded by Srijib Goswami, Ranvir Mangat and Ron Keizer.

Kinetica DB is a San Francisco-based database company.

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Andrew Perlman

Founder & Managing Partner

Ashok Krishnamurthi

Managing Partner

Mike McCormick

Associate Partner

Ray Lane

Founder & Managing Partner

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Namogoo

Activ Surgical

Extend

Truvian Sciences

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May 4, 2020
WebWire
SANTA CLARA, CA (May 1st, 2020) - KlearNow, the world's first AI-driven, 100% digital customs clearance platform, today announces the closing of $16 million in Series A funding led by GreatPoint Ventures with additional participation from Autotech Ventures, Argean Capital and Monta Vista Capital. The capital will be used to grow geographically, enhancing KlearNow's product to cover increasingly complex export-import verticals and time-sensitive shipments., , , , The need for remote access an...

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