Venrock is a venture capital firm focused on investments in technology and healthcare companies. It specializes in seed, early-stage, late-stage, mezzanine, growth capital, and first-round investments in information technology and emerging technologies. The firm aims to provide support to growing companies in a range of spheres, which include hiring, strategy, financing, scaling, introductions and managing an exit.
TypeInvestor
HQPalo Alto, CA, US
Founded1969
Websitevenrock.com
Cybersecurity ratingCMore
Venrock was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, US

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Key People/Management at Venrock

Ethan Batraski

Ethan Batraski

Partner
David Pakman

David Pakman

Partner
Bryan Roberts

Bryan Roberts

Partner
Camille Samuels

Camille Samuels

Partner
Brian Ascher

Brian Ascher

Partner
Nick Beim

Nick Beim

Partner
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Venrock Office Locations

Venrock has offices in Palo Alto, Boston and New York
Palo Alto, CA, US (HQ)
3340 Hillview Ave
Boston, MA, US
34 Farnsworth St
New York, NY, US
7 Bryant Park 23rd Floor
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Venrock Investment Portfolio

Stage Distribution

19952021

Top Sectors Distribution

19682021

Round Size Distribution

19952021
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Venrock News and Updates

Here's the pitch deck for a wealth-tech startup challenging custodians Fidelity and Charles Schwab that just nabbed $50 million from Insight and Venrock

Summary List PlacementJason Wenk started his career at Morgan Stanley in investment research over 20 years ago. Now, he's running a company that is hoping to broaden access to financial advice for less-wealthy individuals.  The startup just raised $50 million in Series B funding led by Insight Par…

See the pitch deck that an ex-Goldman partner and a public-health doctor used to convince Verily and Venrock to pour $8 million into a startup taking a new approach to fighting disease outbreaks

Summary List PlacementAs some Americans eye the end of the coronavirus pandemic, a California tech company is just getting started. The Public Health Company promises to help governments and businesses navigate the current pandemic and prepare for future outbreaks, using public and proprietary dat…

A Venrock VC shares 5 strategies commerce startups must take to succeed in an Amazon-dominated world

Summary List PlacementDisruptive commerce founders want to revolutionize what we buy, how we buy, or who we buy from. But commerce is a notoriously competitive space with unique hurdles. Standing large against that backdrop is Amazon.   It's safe to say that Amazon is the Goliath in the arena. Spu…

Kiadis to present at the Solebury Trout & Venrock EU Virtual Summer Event

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 2, 2020 – Kiadis Pharma N.V. (“Kiadis” or the “Company”) (Euronext Amsterdam and Brussels: KDS), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, today announces that Kiadis will present at the Solebury Trout & Venrock EU Virtual Summer Event on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 …
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Venrock Online and Social Media Presence

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Venrock Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    C+

    68/100

  • CEO Rating

    D

    60/100

  • Compensation

    C+

    70/100

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Venrock Blogs

Running Through Walls: Biotech’s Digital Transformation

Vlad Coric, M.D., CEO of Biohaven Pharmaceuticals, joins Venrock partner Nimish Shah to speak about the significance of innovation and creativity across all aspects of a business. Coric dives into the challenges of launching Biohaven’s drug, Nurtec ODT, during the pandemic and why he believed it was…

Running Through Walls: What Financial Advice Should Be

Venrock partner Nick Beim speaks with Jason Wenk, founder and CEO of Altruist, about his mission to increase the accessibility of great financial advice. Wenk walks through his early entrepreneurial endeavors and explains how they’ve contributed to the creation of Altruist. As his leadership style h…

Running Through Walls: The Recipe for Drug Discovery

Cyrus Harmon, co-founder and CTO of Olema Oncology, joins Venrock partner Alex Rosen to discuss the history of Olema. Olema had a successful IPO last year and Harmon sheds light on what biotech companies should look for when selecting banks for an IPO and how to build momentum for financing rounds. …

FinOps Automation: It’s Time

Finance and Accounting departments have a scaling problem. Engineering, Product, and Operations often have economies of scale, network effects, and operating leverage. Sales and Marketing benefit from growing brand awareness, category leadership, and expanded distribution. Thus, as companies mature,…

David vs Goliath: 5 Strategies for Commerce Startups to Succeed in an Amazon World

This article was first published in Business Insider. Disruptive commerce founders want to revolutionize what we buy, how we buy, or who we buy from. But commerce is a notoriously competitive space with unique hurdles. Standing large against that backdrop is Amazon.   It’s safe to say that Amazon is…

Running Through Walls: No Egos, No Jerks, No Politics

Venrock partner Camille Samuels speaks with Angie You, CEO of Amunix, and Rich Heyman, Chairman of the Board, about the dynamics between a CEO and a Chairperson that foster a successful company. You and Heyman dive into the importance of mutual trust and respect between a CEO and the Board, and You …
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Venrock Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Venrock founded?

    Venrock was founded in 1969.

  • Who are Venrock key executives?

    Venrock's key executives are Ethan Batraski, David Pakman and Bryan Roberts.

  • Where is Venrock headquarters?

    Venrock headquarters is located at 3340 Hillview Ave, Palo Alto.

  • Where are Venrock offices?

    Venrock has offices in Palo Alto, Boston and New York.

  • How many offices does Venrock have?

    Venrock has 3 offices.