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Top VC Firms for Biotechs Call Bay Area Home

GEN has a new list out of the top venture capital firms for biotechs – and the San Francisco Bay Area is the location for the majority of their choices. The “Big 3” for their list:

#3. OrbiMed Advisors
Fund size and status: Approximately $12 billion under management in five public funds, as well as private equity funds in North America/Europe, Asia, and Israel; and a Royalty Opportunities Fund launched 2011 to invest in healthcare royalty streams

#2. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB)
Fund size and status: More than $7 billion in assets under management across 19 funds

#1. New Enterprise Associates (NEA)
Fund size and status: More than $14 billion in committed capital across 14 funds

Further information:

“This year’s list shows the upward progression of VC firms; the lowest-ranked of this year’s firms had $1.25 billion under management, compared with more than $1.1 billion for the Top 30 Venture Capital Firms of 2013.

The firms themselves are the sources of much of the information, though in some instances, amounts of capital under management were calculated by adding the value of newly closed funds with previously disclosed amounts. In a handful of instances, figures and facts came from biographies of the firms’ principals available on the websites of investee companies and publicly available investor presentations posted online. All non-U.S. currencies were converted into U.S. dollars on November 21–24.”

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December 1st, 2014|
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