AI for Drug Discovery, Biomarker Development and Advanced R&D Landscape Overview 2020

First Round Capital

First Round Capital

First Round is a venture capital firm that specializes in providing seed-stage funding to technology companies.

 

Founded
2004
Status
Private company

First Round Capital's Portfolio

Flatiron Health is a healthcare technology company that aims to improve lives by learning from the experience of every cancer …

NeuroVigil is a leading neurotechnology revolutionizing EEG analysis for clinical trials, communication and space applications.

Spring Discovery is accelerating the discovery of therapies for aging. By targeting the biological processes of aging itself, we aim …

First Round Capital's Competitors

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4DX Ventures is an early-stage project capital firm that builds the transformative businesses with entrepreneurs leveraging technology.

5AM Ventures is a California-based venture capital firm that aims to finance seed- and early-stage life sciences companies.

6 Dimensions Capital is a healthcare focused investment firm.

7BC Venture Capital is a venture fund focused on powering the digital economy through AI, FinTech, and software technologies.

ALS Investment Fund is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in early stage biotech companies that develop drugs and …

A-Level Capital provides seed funding for startups founded by JHU students and young alumni.

AME Cloud Ventures focuses on seed to later stage companies building infrastructure and value chains around data. It specializes in …

ARCH invests primarily in companies co-founded with leading scientists and entrepreneurs, concentrating on bringing to market innovations in life sciences. …

Abstract Ventures is a sector agnostic venture investor in pre-seed, seed, and Series A startup companies. It serves as pavers …

A biotech venture capital firm.

Alexandria Venture Investments is a venture capital firm that develops the work in real estate technology, and healthcare sectors.

Alphabet Inc. provides online advertising services in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Canada, and Latin …

Alumni Ventures Group provides high-quality, diversified venture portfolios to individual investors who previously haven't had access to VC.

Andreessen Horowitz is a stage-agnostic venture capital firm with assets under management across multiple funds.

ARTIS Ventures (AV) partners with entrepreneurs who are driven to impact the world by reshaping and reinventing industries. The team …

AMV is a venture capital firm investing in early-stage digital health, tech, and life sciences companies. The firm has provided …

Atlas Venture creates and invests in biotech startup companies with seed and early stage venture investments.

B Capital Group backs brash entrepreneurs building technology companies. With offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Singapore, B Capital …

BV is an independent venture fund established by Baidu in 2017. BV's investors include Baidu as well as other leading …

Bakken & Bæck is a small, passionate team that helps startups and established companies plan, design and build digital products.

Bangarang Group

Basis Set Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage ventures. The firm invests in companies that are …

Big Pi Ventures is a seed-stage technology fund bringing deep connections with the local talent pool and access to prominent …

Bios Partners is a private equity firm based in Dallas/Fort Worth.

Biotechnology Value Fund, L.P. is an evergreen fund specializing in early stage financing. It focuses on undervalued investment

Bold Capital Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm investing in life sciences, healthcare, and frontier tech companies.

Boxer Capital caters to public companies based in the biotechnology industry.

Bristol-Myers Squibb engages in the discovery, development, licensing, manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of pharmaceuticals.

CLI Ventures is a global venture capital and private equity investment firm committed to helping exceptional entrepreneurs build the next …

CRG is a market pioneer and innovator in healthcare investing that focuses on intellectual property investments in biopharmaceutical assets.

Caffeinated Capital is a San Francisco based venture capital firm founded by Raymond Tonsing.

Canaan is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in visionaries with transformative ideas.

Casdin Capital is a fundamental research investment firm focused on the life sciences and healthcare industry. It manages a long-short …

Cathay Innovation is an international early growth venture capital firm that partners with entrepreneurs by bridging USA, Europe and China.

Celgene discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapies to treat cancer and immune-inflammatory-related diseases.

Chiesi Pharmaceuticals provides research, development, production, and marketing of medicines for respiratory, neonatology, rare diseases.

It is the first flagship healthcare private equity fund of China Life. As the major investment platform of healthcare investments …

Citrix Startup Accelerator offers seed funding for passionate entrepreneurs who have great ideas for the development of new technologies and …

Citrix aims to power a world where people, organizations and things are securely connected and accessible to make the extraordinary …

City Hill Ventures, LLC is a health care focused investment firm based in San Diego, California, one of the leading …

Civilization Ventures invests in visionary founders that are leading the future of health tech and biology-driven innovation. We aim to …

Clarus Ventures is a Massachusetts-based venture capital firm focused on investments in the healthcare sector.

Colt Ventures proving a broad range of investment activities and has the flexibility to invest in a wide variety of …

Cormorant Asset Management is an employee-owned hedge fund sponsor that provides its services to pooled investment vehicles.

Cota Capital is an SEC-registered multi-stage investment firm focused on private and public enterprise technology companies. Cota has invested in …

Creative Destruction Lab is a seed-stage program for massively scalable, science- and technology-based ventures.

DFJ

DFJ is a VC firm that focuses on seed, venture and growth stage investments in enterprise, consumer, and disruptive technologies.

DFJ Growth invests in growth stage technology companies that are scaling rapidly and poised for market leadership. Based in Silicon …

DHVC is a venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, California. We invest in Enterprise, Consumer, FinTech, and Healthcare sectors. …

DHVC is a venture capital fund that invests primarily in early stage and growth stage companies with disruptive technologies or …

First backers of entrepreneurs at the frontier of technology innovation

Data Collective invests in entrepreneurs building big data, deep compute, and IT infrastructure companies.

Debiopharm Innovation Fund’s objective is to make strategic investments in innovative companies and business models leveraging data to change the …

Deep Knowledge Ventures is a Hong Kong based investment fund with teams in London, Geneva, and San Francisco. The fund …

Deerfield Capital Management (DCM) is a global fixed-income investment adviser

Early stage investor, co-investments in North America & Europe. We write small cheques and help with making companies investable for …

Dolby Family Ventures is an early stage venture firm focused on building great technology companies. They partner with best-in-class innovators …

Draper Associates is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in industry-transforming companies.

Driehaus is an investment management firm that manages growth equity investment strategies and multi-asset alternative strategies. The firm has a …

Drive Capital invests in innovative technology, healthcare, and consumer companies in the Midwest. The firm is looking for innovative entrepreneurs …

EASME is the European Union executive agency for SMEs in charge of Enterprise Europe Network, COSME, and other programs.

Investing since 1991, EDBI is a Singapore-based global investor in select high growth technology sectors ranging from Information & Communication …

Epic Canadian Healthcare is a long-term fund focused on unique private Canadian healthcare companies generally unavailable

Eight roads ventures specializes in the fields of principal investments and real estate.

Emerald Development Managers is a venture capital firm focusing on early-stage growth equity investments.

Endure Capital is an early stage investment fund headed by entrepreneurs looking for startup teams.

Evotec is a drug discovery alliance company providing drug discovery solutions to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

F-Prime Capital is a venture capital firm investing in healthcare and technology.

By adopting revolutionary mechanisms, FREES FUND is devoted to change the long-established rules in the venture capital. By leveraging the …

Felicis is a VC firm investing in companies reinventing core markets, as well as those creating frontier technologies.

First Star partners with entrepreneurs solving real-world problems using data and machine learning, focusing on applications of frontier technologies such …

Flagship Pioneering conceives, creates, resources, and grows first-in-category ventures to transform human health and sustainability.

Flybridge is a seed-stage venture capital firm investing with entrepreneurs to leverage the power of the community.

Founders Factory is a global corporate-backed venture studio and accelerator.

Frazier Healthcare Partners is a healthcare investment firm for pharmaceuticals, healthcare services, & medical products.

FundersClub is an online venture capital firm.

Fusion Fund supports early-stage entrepreneurs who are looking to build globally disruptive companies using innovative technologies to drive systemic change. …

GO CAPITAL is a private equity fund based in France.

Green Park & Golf, built on over 50 years of operational and financial experience, seeks investment opportunities that offer above-market …

GV

GV provides seed, venture, and growth stage funding to technology companies.

GeoSpock builds GeoSpock DB, the unique space-time analytics database that delivers rapid insights at a fraction of the cost.

Private investment firm investing in technology and biotech companies across USA and Asia from early-stage to pre-IPO

Great Oaks is an early-stage venture investment firm that invests in seed and series a investments in tech-based startups.

Green Park & Golf, built on over 50 years of operational and financial experience, seeks investment opportunities that offer above-market

GreenSky Capital is a venture capital and private equity firm that manages venture capital and provides financial advisory services. It …

Grove Ventures is an early stage venture capital investment firm which places significant emphasis on deep technology and partners with …

Co-working Space, International Business Acceleration Services, Venture Funding

Health Wildcatters is a mentor-driven seed accelerator focused on improving healthcare by supporting entrepreneurs and healthcare startups. Healthcare IT, SaaS, …

HealthInc is a health tech accelerator based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands at the AHTC.

Heritage Provider Network (HPN) is a limited Knox-Keene licensed organization.

IA Ventures is a venture capital firm that specializes in seed-stage and early-stage investments in the fintech sector. The firm …

INDEX: Design to Improve Life Inspire by showing people how their personal lives and the lives of people around them …

IndieBio is the largest biotech startup accelerator, run by SOSV.

Innovate UK holds funding competitions for businesses and research organizations in sectors, including emerging technologies.

Intel Capital invests in innovative startups targeting cloud and AI infrastructure, edge, 5G, autonomy, cybersecurity, client & gaming, enterprise applications, …

Invus recognizes that every company is unique and that extraordinary business performance cannot be achieved by following a formulaic

J. Hunt Holdings is an investment holding company that provides funds for early stage ventures. It is specialized in both …

Juvenescence Limited is a British Virgin Islands-based holding company that invests in human aging and longevity. Juvenescence has raised USD …

Karlin Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund based in Los Angeles. They are value-add partners helping entrepreneurs who take …

Khosla Ventures is a venture capital firm that focuses on environmentally friendly tech, internet, computing, mobile, and silicon tech.

Kima Ventures is one of the world's most active early-stage investors, investing in 2 to 3 startups per week all …

Kleiner Perkins is a venture capital firm specializing in investing in early-stage, incubation, and growth companies.

Life Science Angels is a venture capital firm specializing in seed and early stage financing. The firm primarily invests in …

LifeSci Venture Partners is an early-stage investment firm that invests in early-stage life sciences and healthcare companies.

Lifeforce Capital invests in digital health companies enabling new care delivery models or more efficient therapeutic development.

Lightstone Ventures is a leading global venture capital firm.

Lilly Asian Ventures makes venture capital investments in Asia for Eli Lilly and Company, a global innovation-driven pharmaceutical

Lilly Ventures is an Indiana-based venture capital firm that provides investment to companies in the life sciences sector.

Mission and Market is a micro-venture capital firm focused on seed investments in many areas, including big data, software-powered biotech.

Monsanto Growth Ventures (MGV) is the venture capital group at Monsanto Company. Monsanto has a large footprint as a provider …

Morningside Venture Capital (“Morningside�) is one of China’s earliest early-stage venture investors.

National Institutes of Health is a biomedical research facility in the United States that focuses on biomedical and health-related research.

America’s Seed Fund at the National Science Foundation awards nearly $200 million annually to startups and small businesses.

Nest.Bio Ventures takes a deep science, cross-border approach to translating breakthrough science into revolutionary companies.

Nir Kalkstein

Nordic Impact invests in, supports, and builds businesses and funds based around technology.

Novo A/S is the holding company of the Novo Group, wholly-owned by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Investing in entrepreneurs, inventors and scientists who aim to benefit humanity by rewriting the operating systems of life.

OrbiMed is a healthcare-dedicated investment firm focusing on biopharmaceuticals to medical devices and diagnostics.

Overkill Ventures is an angel fund that provides pre-seed funding to b2b software startups and helps them to get to …

Partner Fund Management provides services to pooled investment vehicles.

Pavilion Capital Partners is a growth-oriented private equity investor. It provides capital and strategic support to companies in the United …

Pear is an early-stage venture fund founded by Pejman Nozad and Mar Hershenson. Their co-founding managers have historically seeded very …

Pear, formerly known as Pejman Mar Ventures, is an early stage venture fund founded by Pejman and Mar.

Perceptive Advisors is a privately owned hedge fund sponsor that finances the public equity markets across the globe.

Pfizer Venture Investments is a venture capital firm.

Pi Campus is both a startup district and a venture fund investing in talents. We provide money in Seed and …

PivotNorth Capital is a venture capital firm in Palo Alto, California. It was founded in 2011 by Tim Connors, formerly …

Plug and Play is an innovation platform, bringing together startups and the world’s largest corporations.

Primary Venture Partners is a seed-stage venture firm focused on transformative, NYC-based startups. Managed by co-founders and General Partners Ben …

Qiming Venture Partners is a venture capital firm investing in the TMT and healthcare industries at the early and growth …

Razor’s Edge is a multi-stage venture capital firm that invests in high-growth technology companies operating at the intersection of the …

Redalpine provides venture capital to highly scalable European start-ups. The firm's mission is to help talented entrepreneurs turn an ambitious …

Healthcare investment organization that does venture, growth and crossover investing across healthcare.

Redpoint Ventures partners with visionary founders to create new markets or redefine existing ones at the seed, early, and growth …

Seed fund led by Zal Bilimoria of a16z and co-founded by David Lee of SV Angel.

Reneo Capital Management, LP provides investment advisory services. The Company conducts business operations in the United States.

Rising Tide is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm funding entrepreneurs that help carry the founders’ visions.

Robin Hood Ventures is a group of angel investors, focused on early-stage, high-growth companies in the Greater Philadelphia region.

The Roche Venture Fund is the name given to the corporate venture fund of the healthcare company Roche.

Romulus Capital is an American seed- and early-stage venture capital fund that invests in technology companies.

Ruvento ventures is dedicates to fund the best iot and hardware teams across USA and Asia.They invests in technologies that …

SIG's China venture capital and private equity activities are operated through SIG Asia Investments, LLLP (SAI).

SOSV is a global venture capital firm that operates startup accelerator investment programs.

SR One is the corporate venture capital arm of GlaxoSmithKline.

Sanabil Investments is a sovereign wealth fund specializing in direct and fund of funds investments.

Schrodinger develops a chemical simulation software for use in pharmaceutical and biotechnology research.

Schrödinger’s industry-leading computational platform facilitates the research efforts of biopharmaceutical and industrial companies, academic institutions, and government laboratories worldwide. Schrödinger …

Seed Capital is Denmark's largest seed stage venture capital fund investing in technology companies.

Sequoia is a VC firm focused on energy, financial, enterprise, healthcare, internet, and mobile startups.

Sequoia Capital China is a VC firm focused on seed stage, mid stage, late stage, and growth investments in the …

Serena invests in bold ventures and provides them with an unrivaled level of expertise and operational resources. In ten years, …

Serena Capital caters to technology companies with seed, early, and later stage venture investments. The firm is focused on innovation …

We believe everyone has the capacity to achieve what was once considered improbable, impossible — or is yet to be …

Sinovation Ventures is a full-service venture capital firm that actively invests in the Chinese technology market.

Slow Ventures invests in companies central to the technology industry and those on the edges of science, society, and culture.

SoftBank Ventures Asia is the corporate venture capital arm of SoftBank Group that specializes in IT startup investment.

Soma Capital is a fund built by founders for founders that focuses on software.

Start Capital is a global seed and early stage investment company. They are looking for fast-growth companies with visionary entrepreneurs …

StartX is an educational non-profit that helps Stanford's top entrepreneurs.

Since its inception in 1987, the Susquehanna International Group of Companies (SIG)* has grown from a trading firm on the …

Synetro Group is a private investment and strategic advisory firm focused primarily on b-to-b software and business services companies.

Early stage technology investor in commercially ready products and services

Tencent is an internet service portal offering value-added internet, mobile, telecom, and online advertising services.

Terra Magnum Capital Partners is a private equity firm specialized in both direct investments and fund investments.

The Column Group is a California-based venture capital firm dedicated to developing biotechnology companies.

The Family nurtures Entrepreneurs through Education, Unfair Advantages & Capital.

We teach, award and invest in people changing the world. What we call design to improve life.

Third Rock Ventures invests in transformational life science companies that show high growth potential

Threshold is an early-stage venture capital firm that focuses on conviction investment strategy.

Trinitas Capital is an investment company that mainly focuses on healthcare industries.

Two Sigma Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund based in New York City investing capital and expertise in entrepreneurs …

UL Ventures is the venture investment and acceleration arm of UL. UL is a premier global independent safety science company …

Devoted to provide complete incubation services, venture capital funds for high tech startups. In addition to this, it provides companies …

Uni-Innovate Group

Versant Ventures caters to the healthcare sector with early and later stage venture, private equity, and debt financing investments.

Vertex Ventures is a global network of operator-investors who manage portfolios in the U.S., China, Israel, India and Southeast Asia. …

Over the past 22 years, we backed more than 120 Israeli tech companies and overseen more than 40 exits. We …

WI Harper Group is a venture capital firm that focuses on early and early expansion investments in Mainland China, Taiwan …

WuXi AppTec provides a broad portfolio of R&D and manufacturing services that enable companies in the pharmaceutical.

Y Combinator is a startup accelerator that invests in a wide range of startups twice a year.

Invest in early stage biotechnology companies

Applies machine learning to DNA library to predict and optimize novel small molecule modulators for challenging drug targets.

ZhenFund invests in TMT, healthcare, and education among other sectors.

Portfolio of First Round Capital's Competitors

Qulab automates molecular drug design by leveraging on the power of artificial intelligence and quantum computers.

Genialis tackles diseases of unmet need with in silico precision medicine, blending compbio & AI for translational & clinical discovery.

Insilico Medicine, an artificial intelligence company headquartered in Rockville, MD, pioneered the applications of the generative adversarial networks (GANs), reinforcement …

The Atomwise Advantage Using computers to discover medicines is a great idea, but execution is everything. With lives and budgets …

Cambridge Cancer Genomics is using blood tests to guide smarter cancer therapy. Currently, cancer patients have to wait up to …

A2A Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company committed to the advancement of innovative scientific research and new therapeutic agents.

Intelligencia.ai uses Artificial Intelligence to de-risk drug development. Our platform focuses on estimating the risk of clinical trials, and interpreting …

Founded by Flagship Pioneering, Cellarity is the first company developing medicines through an understanding of cell behaviors. The company’s broad …

We are an Oxford, UK-based company with a unique and powerful computer-based drug discovery platform and a specialised approach to …

Anima Biotech is advancing Translation Control Therapeutics, the first and only platform for the discovery of small molecule drugs that …

BullFrog AI is a developer of an artificial intelligence platform intended to help companies in clinical development.

Develops small-molecule therapeutics using software including proprietary AI–molecular modelling algorithm.

Kyndi is an artificial intelligence company building the first Explainable AI platform for critical government and commercial institutions. We transform …

Cloud Pharmaceuticals delivers novel molecular designs of ligands to your druggable targets using our Quantum Molecular Design process deployed on …

Auransa Inc. is an AI-driven pharmaceutical startup focusing on developing precise medicines for cancer, aging-related diseases and other disorders. We …

Foundation Medicine is a molecular information company dedicated to a transformation in cancer care in which treatment is informed by …

Inato automates data structuring and analysis, cross checks data sources, and provides insights on this data.With a unique tool for …

Plex Research is the Boston area start-up that's transforming the humble search bar into a drug discovery powerhouse. Our search …

Verge Genomics uses machine learning and human genomics to accelerate drug discovery

Evid Science represents a revolution in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Leveraging cutting edge research in Artificial Intelligence and Machine …

Haystack declares that synthesized some of the most diverse and drug-like chemical libraries on earth. Haystack utilizes the nDexer™ platform …

Olaris is a biotechnology company that specializes in producing personalized Biomarkers of Response. It aims to change how diseases are …

Intomics is specialized in deriving core biological insights from analysis and integration of biomedical big data. We increase the success …

We accelerate preclinical drug development by applying machine learning to lead generation & optimization. Technology Modeling Using recently-developed machine learning …

SEngine Precision Medicine has engineered an innovative approach to identify and develop the next generation of cancer targeted drugs.

OneThree Biotech is a VC backed startup working to change how new medicines are discovered using biology-driven AI. We all …

ApexQubit is a biotechnology company that is harnessing frontier technologies for discovery of new medicines and better health for humanity.

Using cutting-edge immunology, bioinformatics, and machine learning methods, Evaxion Biotech is discovering and developing 'best in class’ vaccines for infectious …

Our products and services span study design, cohort sourcing, sample preparation, sequencing, secondary and tertiary analysis, storage (including cloud-based), interpretation, …

MAbSilico is a deeptech company from French academic research labs. Founded in 2017, MAbSilico is a software editor with the …

Engine Biosciences is a venture-backed San Francisco- and Asia-based technology company pioneering network biomedicine. Our proprietary and patented technologies oriented …

Lantern Pharma, Inc. is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company developing new classes of precision cancer drugs with novel mechanisms of …

Virvio is a pre-clinical biotherapeutic discovery company and world leader in computationally designed protein scaffolds called 'mini-binders'​. Our platform generates …

UNP has created a unique platform that closely marries prediction with experiment. This rapid, intelligent learning loop has allowed UNP …

Erasca creating a new generation of oncology drugs intended to not just treat, but actually cure Cancer.

Cyclica is a biotechnology company that leverages AI and computational biophysics to decentralize drug discovery. The company approaches polypharmacology with …

Gritstone Oncology is a cancer immunotherapy company developing next-generation personalized cancer therapeutics. Gritstone brings together distinguished scientific founders, an experienced …

AccutarBio employs artificial intelligence to revolutionize drug discovery. With capabilities in side chain flexible mode ligand docking, virtual screening, and …

Pepticom is using its AI proprietary technology to design novel peptide drug candidates.

The convergence of big data, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence has allowed twoXAR to build a drug discovery platform that …

Innophore uses a new and unique way to identify enzymes for existing or up-coming industrial biocatalytic processes. The CatalophoreTM platform …

Acellera is a technology company focused on delivering services and solutions to companies and academic institutions on computing intensive, mission …

Precisionlife is an A.I. solutions company innovating analytics to solve grand challenges in health, food and smart living. Our precisionLIFE …

Evoke Neuroscience was formed in 2009 by research scientists, clinicians, medical doctors, and business professionals dedicated to developing & delivering …

IDEAYA is an oncology-focused biotechnology company committed to the discovery of breakthrough synthetic lethality medicines for genetically defined patient populations …

Nucleai aims to Improve cancer diagnostics making it accurate, effective, accessible and efficient in order to treat patients better by …

Optibrium provides drug discovery software solutions that bring confidence to the selection and design of high quality candidate drugs. The …

We bring unparalleled chemical diversity to areas of highest unmet medical need with the team and tools to turn the …

Celsius Therapeutics develop life-changing medicines and discover critical biomarkers for patient care by better understanding the cellular ecosystem of diseases …

Use Natural Language Processing to review massive collections of research papers or patents: find the right documents, extract all their …

XtalPi is a pharmaceutical technology company that is reinventing the industry’s approach to drug research and development with its Intelligent …

Biodesix is a molecular diagnostics company advancing the development of innovative products for personalizing medicine. The company provides physicians with …

Silicon Therapeutics is an integrated physics driven drug discovery company focused on developing novel medicines for diseases with targets that …

BIOAGE develops drugs to treat aging and its associated diseases. We are backed by Andreessen Horowitz, AME Cloud Ventures, PEAR …

Syntekabio is a leading AI-driven drug discovery company that uses machine learning and supercomputing to discover new drugs.