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.
Associated Investment Funds
Funding Rounds Participated In
Arch, Fidelity, Bezos Bet $116M On Startup To Fight Diseases Of Aging
October 27, 2016
Interos Raises $17.5M from Venrock and Kleiner Perkins to Grow Third-Party Risk Management Platform
March 12, 2020
TECHNOLOGY; Bashful vs. Brash in the New Field of Nanotech
Barnaby J. Feder
March 15, 2004
Venrock's Ethan Batraski on the Promise of the Space Industry - Mission North
March 31, 2021