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Venrock

Venrock is a venture capital firm investing in technology and health

Venrock capital is a private equity based venture capital firm headquartered in Palo Alto, California. The firm was founded in 1969 as the venture capital instrument of Laurance Rockefeller, grandson of John D. Rockefeller, and his siblings. The firm primarily invests in the technology and healthcare industries.



The firms first investments were in the aviation industry and the semiconductor sector.The company made early investments in computer companies Apple and Intel. It was a key investor in Aetna Health and has invested in the pharmaceutical companies such as Ironwood Pharmaceuticals as well. In 2017, the firm announced it had raised $450 million for its eighth fund.



The company also has offices in New York and Boston.





Timeline

Funded Companies

106 Results
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Description
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Website
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Location

Symantec is a Mountain View, Contra Costa County, California-based company founded by Gary Hendrix, Doug Monahan and Earl Sacerdoti.

Designs and manufactures nanotechnology materials to improve display color performance and batteries

A web performance and security company providing services for the protection and acceleration of websites online.

A biotechnology company developing drugs and treatments to diminish negative health effects associated with aging.

Global company which provides a variety of internet services and mobile applications pertaining to road traffic

U.S-based company providing a platform to match patients with the right healthcare personnel.

An electric vehicle technology company making luxury electric vehicles.

A biotechnology company offering a genomics platform supporting scientific research into life sciences such as oncology, immunology, and neuroscience.

Grand Rounds, Inc. is a San Francisco-based company founded by Owen Tripp.

Castlight Health is a San Francisco-based company.

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals is a publicly held, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of small molecular therapeutics.

A biotechnology and energy company developing processing technologies for clean transportation fuels.

Endeca is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company.

PGP Corporation is a Menlo Park, California-based software company founded by Jon Callas.

A biotechnology company using photosynthetic organisms to make renewable solutions.

A gene editing technology company founded in 2015 and based in Boulder, CO, USA.

Associated investment funds

6 Results
Investment Fund
Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Location
Date signed
Date signed
328,424,183
328,424,183
July 9, 2010
413,600,000
413,600,000
February 8, 2017
25,790,817
25,790,817
July 9, 2010
415,565,000
415,565,000
August 5, 2014

People

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Aaron White

Employee



Bo Kim

Employee



Bob Kocher

Employee



Brian Ascher

Employee



David Beisel

Employee



David Pakman

Employee



Doug Dooley

Employee



Greg Schwartz

Employee



Jessica Verrilli

Employee



Marissa Campise

Employee



Nick Beim

Employee



Ray Rothrock

Employee



Richard Kerby

Employee



Ryan Kiskis

Employee



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