Venrock

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

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Medtronic

A company providing medical technology, service and solutions to treat chronic diseases.

Symantec is a Mountain View, California-based cybersecurity company providing security, storage, and systems management solutions for consumers and enterprises.

Illumina is a biotechnology company founded in 1998 located in San Diego, California, developing and selling instruments, reagents, and services for DNA sequencing applications.

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

Dollar Shave Club offers a monthly membership service that delivers stainless steel razor blades and other personal grooming products to customers by mail.

Astranis is a satellite communications company building small telecommunication satellites founded in 2015 by John Gedmark.

Percipient.ai is an analytics firm offering a machine learning and artificial intelligence platform using open source technology for national security intelligence and security applications.

Athenahealth is a Watertown, Massachusetts-based medical software company offering appointment scheduling, electronic health records, medical billing, patient engagement and care co-ordination.

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

Doctor On Demand is an online service for patients to see their physician on their computer, tablet, or phone.

Nightfall identifies business-critical data across SaaS, APIs, and data infrastructure so it can be managed and protected.

Cynapsus Therapeutics is a pharmaceutical subsidiary of Sunovion developing a non-injectable rescue therapy for Parkinson’s disease symptoms. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Trumaker & Co. is a San Francisco-based company.

An electric vehicle technology company making luxury electric vehicles.

Fluree is a developing FlureeDB, a blockchain based decentralized database.

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

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

Tally an autonomous robotic shelf auditing and analytics solution for retail.

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

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Venrock Associates VI, L.P.
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
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

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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News

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Date
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Melia Russell
November 24, 2020
Business Insider
All year, Business Insider published lists of rising startups, which featured over 350 companies. We went back and chose our top 100 from that crop.

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