Table 3. Top five venture financing rounds for companies founded in 2011. The five largest series A rounds for companies founded in 2011 went to those with U.S. operations. Among the 31 companies founded in 2011 that disclosed they received venture financing that year, there were 21 U.S. companies, 5 based in the U.K., 2 in Canada, 2 in Austria and 1 in Singapore.

Source: BCIQ: BioCentury Online Intelligence

Companies founded in 2011

Business area


Amount raised ($M)

Ascletis Inc.A

Cancer; infectious disease

Venture (series A)


Cleave Biosciences Inc.


Venture (series A)


Blueprint Medicines


Venture (series A)


Sage Therapeutics Inc.


Venture (series A)


Lotus Tissue Repair Inc.


Venture (series A)


ACompany has operations in both U.S. and China. BAmount raised is first half of a $100 million series A round.