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Investments

1074

Portfolio Exits

270

Funds

21

Partners & Customers

2

Service Providers

2

About Venrock

Venrock was founded in 1969 as the venture capital arm of the Rockefeller Family. The company primarily provides seed or first round funding and services for entrepreneurs with breakthrough ideas in technology, healthcare, media, and energy.

Venrock Headquarter Location

3340 Hillview Avenue

Palo Alto, California, 94304,

United States

650-561-9580

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Expert Collections containing Venrock

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Find Venrock in 6 Expert Collections, including Genomics.

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Genomics

391 items

Investors that invest in genomics AND have made at least 10 investments (across sectors) in the past 12 months

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Identity Management

52 items

Cybersecurity companies leading in Identity & Access Management with a core product to determine identity, and/or authenticate credentials, and/or authorize appropriate access to digital and/or physical assets.

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HR Tech

65 items

B

Banking

44 items

Based on CB Insights Research Brief: https://www.cbinsights.com/blog/industry-market-map-landscape/#retail banking

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Beauty & Personal Care

58 items

Startups in the beauty & personal care space, including cosmetics brands, shaving startups, on-demand beauty services, salon management platforms, and more.

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Unicorns- Billion Dollar Startups

113 items

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Research containing Venrock

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Venrock in 5 CB Insights research briefs, most recently on Oct 4, 2021.

Latest Venrock News

CoinFund appoints VC expert as Managing Partner

Sep 23, 2021

Submitted CoinFund, a crypto and blockchain investment firm, has appointed David Pakman as Managing Partner focused on expanding the firm’s growth-stage venture capital initiatives. Pakman comes to CoinFund after 13 years with Venrock, a venture firm focused on investing in emerging technologies. He is widely recognised for his exceptional track record and thought leadership in crypto, consumer, and enterprise technology investing. David led both the Series A and Series B rounds in Dollar Shave Club and sat on the board until it was acquired for USD1 billion. He led the Series A round and sits on the board of Dapper Labs, the crypto company that invented the NFT standard and he led the Series A round in Rarible, a leading NFT marketplace and protocol. He personally invested in Coinbase prior to their IPO and was named the 55th top venture capitalist in the world by CB Insights. Spurred by his computer science background and entrepreneurial experience as co-founder of Myplay and then CEO of eMusic, Pakman developed an early interest in mining bitcoin and then building ether mining rigs. This led to his first crypto investment in 2017. He has been focused on layer one smart contract platforms, Web 3.0 infrastructure and has been particularly prescient on consumer adoption of NFTs. While much of his early venture career was focused on traditional tech investments, the last several years he has found more and more compelling investment opportunities in the broader crypto ecosystem, a trend that led David to more recently shift his focus entirely to the emergent technology. “Like the birth of the commercial internet and the explosion of mobile computing before it, crypto is as big a tech wave as one could hope for, affecting all aspects of technology, restructuring the architecture below applications, and re-arranging the value chain of every market it touches,” says Pakman. “Structurally, crypto offers solutions to many of the challenges we see in today’s data monopolies, platform censorship, and in abusive fees charged by legacy middlemen. Most importantly, the global startup energy bubbling forth from this ecosystem is infectious.” Pakman's transition to CoinFund marks another important milestone in the partnership between CoinFund and Venrock. The two firms have collaborated closely since 2018 to support the crypto ecosystem and count Dapper Labs, Flow, Rarible, RARI and 3Box/Ceramic among their early joint deals. “David led Venrock’s efforts in crypto and had the insight to partner with CoinFund early on. Together they have built an impressive portfolio of high potential blockchain and crypto companies,” says Bryan Roberts, Partner, Venrock. “While we will miss David, we know the combination of his investing acumen and CoinFund’s deep domain expertise and platform will be great for the crypto ecosystem and will drive CoinFund’s success. The partners of Venrock are excited to support this effort and we look forward to continuing our partnership with CoinFund for years to come.” ”We are incredibly honoured to have worked side by side with David Pakman and our platform partners at Venrock for over three years and numerous investments. At CoinFund, we are consistently bridging the gap between blockchain technology and the real world, and there are few venture investors who are as deeply studied in this process as David,” says Jake Brukhman, CEO, CoinFund. “We look forward to leveraging our joint expertise and experience in continued support of current and future portfolio companies and with David joining the partnership we are exceptionally well positioned to expand our ventures capabilities.”

Venrock Investments

1,074 Investments

Venrock has made 1,074 investments. Their latest investment was in Rebellion Defense as part of their Series B on September 9, 2021.

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Venrock Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

9/16/2021

Series B

Rebellion Defense

$150M

No

1

8/30/2021

Series A

Vanilla

$11.6M

Yes

4

7/30/2021

Seed VC

Porter

$1.5M

Yes

1

7/22/2021

Series C

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$99M

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10

7/21/2021

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

9/16/2021

8/30/2021

7/30/2021

7/22/2021

7/21/2021

Round

Series B

Series A

Seed VC

Series C

Series B

Company

Rebellion Defense

Vanilla

Porter

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Amount

$150M

$11.6M

$1.5M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

4

1

10

10

Venrock Portfolio Exits

270 Portfolio Exits

Venrock has 270 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Nuvalent on July 29, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

7/29/2021

IPO

$991

2

6/30/2021

IPO

$991

6

6/29/2021

Acquired

3

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10

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$991

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10

Date

7/29/2021

6/30/2021

6/29/2021

00/00/0000

00/00/0000

Exit

IPO

IPO

Acquired

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Valuation

$991

$991

$991

$991

Acquirer

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Sources

2

6

3

10

10

Venrock Fund History

21 Fund Histories

Venrock has 21 funds, including Venrock Healthcare Capital Partners EG.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

4/21/2020

Venrock Healthcare Capital Partners EG

$446.75M

1

4/20/2018

Venrock Healthcare Capital Partners III

Late-Stage Venture Capital

$400M

3

2/8/2017

Venrock Associates VIII

Early-Stage Venture Capital

$413.6M

4

7/31/2014

Venrock Associates VII

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$99M

10

7/9/2010

Venrock Associates VI

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$99M

10

Closing Date

4/21/2020

4/20/2018

2/8/2017

7/31/2014

7/9/2010

Fund

Venrock Healthcare Capital Partners EG

Venrock Healthcare Capital Partners III

Venrock Associates VIII

Venrock Associates VII

Venrock Associates VI

Fund Type

Late-Stage Venture Capital

Early-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Amount

$446.75M

$400M

$413.6M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

3

4

10

10

Venrock Partners & Customers

2 Partners and customers

Venrock has 2 strategic partners and customers. Venrock recently partnered with CoinFund on April 4, 2018.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

4/8/2018

Partner

CoinFund

United States

2

4/18/2013

Partner

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Date

4/8/2018

4/18/2013

Type

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

CoinFund

Country

United States

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Sources

2

10

Venrock Service Providers

2 Service Providers

Venrock has 2 service provider relationships

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Counsel

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Associated Rounds

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Venrock Team

23 Team Members

Venrock has 23 team members, including current Chief Financial Officer, Lisa D. Harris.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Lisa D. Harris

DCM Ventures, Sierra Ventures, and KPMG

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Nicole Pack

Chief Marketing Officer

Current

Tony Sun

General Partner

Current

Mike Tyrrell

General Partner

Current

Lisa Harris

Chief Financial Officer

Former

Name

Lisa D. Harris

Nicole Pack

Tony Sun

Mike Tyrrell

Lisa Harris

Work History

DCM Ventures, Sierra Ventures, and KPMG

Title

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Marketing Officer

General Partner

General Partner

Chief Financial Officer

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Former

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