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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.

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Aaron White

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Bo Kim

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Bob Kocher

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Brian Ascher

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David Beisel

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David Pakman

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Doug Dooley

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Greg Schwartz

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Jessica Verrilli

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Marissa Campise

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Nick Beim

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Ray Rothrock

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Richard Kerby

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Ryan Kiskis

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FinSMEs
August 30, 2021
FinSMEs
About | Advertise | Contact | Disclaimer | News | The Daily Deal Newsletter FinSMEs.com by FinSMEs is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
JD Alois
July 20, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
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JD Alois
June 24, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
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Lucas Matney
June 1, 2021
TechCrunch
The team at TechCrunch is preparing for another epic Startup Battlefield competition this year at Disrupt 2021 on September 21-23 and we're assembling a superstar team of judges that will choose the winner who gets to take home $100K and the Disrupt Cup. We're thrilled to have Venrock's Camille Samuels join us as one of [...]
FinSMEs
April 30, 2021
FinSMEs
About | Advertise | Contact | Disclaimer | News | The Daily Deal Newsletter FinSMEs.com by FinSMEs is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Megan Hernbroth and Dakin Campbell
April 29, 2021
Business Insider
The Public Health Company plans to use data to help government entities and private firms respond to disease outbreaks.
Blake Dodge
February 24, 2021
Business Insider
Startups looking at new ways to pay for and provide care like Cityblock Health and VillageMD collectively raised $3.6 billion in 2020.
Sitka
February 9, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Sitka, a customizable video software platform and virtual specialty provider network, today announced it has raised $14 million in Series A...
Connie Loizos
January 8, 2021
TechCrunch
Venrock, the 51-year-old firm that started as the venture arm of the Rockefeller family, has closed its ninth fund with $450 million, the same amount it raised for its last two funds. The outfit, with offices in Palo Alto, New York, and Cambridge, clearly feels comfortable with the fund size, but it says change is [...]
Camille Samuels
December 23, 2020
Business Insider
Venrock partner Cami Samuels says to communicate using the Goldilocks principle and don't hire a banker until you have a term sheet.
Megan Hernbroth, Blake Dodge, Shelby Livingston, Andrew Dunn and Dr. Catherine Schuster-Bruce
December 22, 2020
Business Insider
26 top investors shared which companies they think are poised for success in areas like mental health, testing and biotech manufacturing.
Megan Hernbroth, Blake Dodge, Dr. Catherine Schuster-Bruce, Shelby Livingston and Andrew Dunn
December 21, 2020
Business Insider
VCs shared expectations on the staying power of young startups, and why they're betting on startups that aren't traditionally considered healthcare.
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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