Section 32 (venture capital firm)

Section 32 (venture capital firm)

Section 32 is a San Diego-based venture capital firm investing in healthcare, biotechnology, life sciences, agriculture technology, and technology sectors.

Section 32 is a venture capital firm in California that focuses on investing in the healthcare and information technology sectors. Founded 2017 in San Diego, California, United States by Bill Maris, it invests in series A, series B, seed, series C, and secondary markets. It portfolio companies include Cradle Genomics, Vineti, Legacy, XOKind, and Aspen Neuroscience. As of February 2020, Section 32 has made 33 investments. Their most recent investment was on February 9, 2020, when Vineti raised $35M. Section 32 has had three exits, the most notable of which include Auris Health, Alector, and Fulcrum Therapeutics. The company has raised two funds, their latest being Section 32 Fund 2. This fund was announced on February 21, 2019 and raised a total of $199.4M.

Timeline

2017

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Coinbase

Coinbase is a digital asset exchange company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It operates exchanges of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin.

An insurance technology company offering automobile insurance at a base rate combined with payments for miles driven.

Primer is a San Francisco-based company founded in 2015 by Sean Gourley developing AI to generate written intelligence reports.

Cradle Genomics is a San Diego-based prenatal diagnosis company.

Cue Health is a San Diego-based medical device company working to track health information at the molecular level.

A medication guidance company personalizing medication experiences for employers, employees and their families

Alector is a San Francisco-based biotechnology company.

Teckro is a UK-based life science technology company that digitalizes clinical trial data.

Kobalt Music Group is a London-based company in the music industry.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Section 32 Fund 1, LP
151,300,000
151,300,000
May 22, 2017
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Jonathan Faerber

CFO

Bill Maris

Founder

Bill Maris

Founder

Michael J. Pellini

Managing Partner

Mike Pellini

Managing Partner

Steven J. Kafka

Managing Partner

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Aspen Neuroscience

Embark Veterinary

Freenome

Legacy

MedCrypt

Thrive Earlier Detection

Vineti

XOKind

References

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