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.
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
Documentaries, videos and podcasts
- Venture capitalVenture capital is a form of private equity financing that is provided by venture capital firms or funds to startups, early-stage, and emerging companies, that have been deemed to have high growth potential or which have demonstrated high growth. Capital invested usually carries a substantial element of risk.
- TechnologyTechnology is the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems, and methods of organization
- HealthcareHealth care is the maintenance or improvement of health via the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, amelioration, or cure of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in people. Health care is delivered by health professionals and allied health fields. Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, midwifery, nursing, optometry, audiolog...