69 Investments in 42 Companies
9 IPOs & 13 Acquisitions
Palo Alto, California
Funds Raised:
Financial Services, Finance, Venture Capital
Essex Woodlands was founded in 1985 with the establishment of Essex Venture Fund I, LP. Since 1985, the Partnership has raised seven

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Essex Woodlands was founded in 1985 with the establishment of Essex Venture Fund I, LP. Since 1985, the Partnership has raised seven additional funds with nearly $2.5 billion under management, making Essex Woodlands one of the world's largest and most established healthcare venture capital firms. The team is comprised of 23 professionals with principal offices in Palo Alto, Houston, New York and London. This team brings over 300 years of collective healthcare experience.

For over 20 years, the firm has maintained its dedicated focus to diversified healthcare investing—primarily serving as lead investor in the founding or the critical financings of over 100 healthcare companies in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, services and information technology sectors. In addition to its long-standing commitment to early stage companies, the firm has over a decade of experience as a leading late-stage healthcare investor, which includes mature venture, growth equity and PIPE investment opportunities.

DateInvested InRoundPartner(s)
Aug, 2016$15M / Venture (Lead)
Jun, 2016$25M / Series D (Lead)
Apr, 2016$19.23M / Series D
Jul, 2015$34.47M / Debt Financing (Lead)
Sep, 2013$67M / Debt Financing
Apr, 2013$33M / Series E
Apr, 2013$5.07M / Venture
Dec, 2012$10M / Series C
Nov, 2012$5M / Private Equity (Lead)
Sep, 2012$13.41M / Venture
Jun, 2012$20.5M / Series D
May, 2012$30M / Series C
May, 2012$6M / Venture
Dec, 2011$40M / Series C (Lead)
Sep, 2011$22M / Series B (Lead)
Aug, 2011$35M / Series E
Jun, 2011$45M / Series D (Lead)
Feb, 2011$33M / Series E
Jan, 2011€100M / Private Equity and
Oct, 2010$15M / Venture (Lead)
Oct, 2010$20M / Series F (Lead)
Sep, 2010$7M / Venture
Aug, 2010$39M / Series E
May, 2010$44.5M / Series C
Jan, 2010$16.6M / Series E
Jan, 2010$120M / Private Equity (Lead)
Dec, 2009$25.62M / Series D (Lead)
Dec, 2009$44.2M / Series B (Lead)
Nov, 2009$30M / Series D (Lead)
Oct, 2009$87.78M / Series D
Oct, 2009$12M / Venture
Aug, 2009$45M / Series D (Lead)
Jul, 2009$42M / Series C
Jun, 2009$24.5M / Venture
Feb, 2009€33M / Private Equity (Lead)
Dec, 2008$40M / Series C (Lead)
Mar, 2008$6.5M / Series C (Lead)
Feb, 2008$28.8M / Series D
Jan, 2008$18M / Series B
Dec, 2007$43.2M / Series C

Current Team (25)


Board Members and Advisors (2)


Funds (3)

Jul 2, 2014Health Care Fund IX$360M
Jan 1, 2000Essex Woodlands Health Ventures V$280.4M
Mar 2, 2004Essex Woodlands Health Ventures VI$400M

Offices/Locations (3)

  • Office

    Suite 522, Shanghai Centre

    1376 Nanjing Road West

    Shanghai, Shanghai 200040


  • HQ

    335 Bryant Street

    3rd Floor

    Palo Alto, California 94301

    United States

  • Office

    Berkeley Square House

    Berkeley Square

    London, England W1J 6BR

    United Kingdom

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