Hot Life Science Investor Mandate 3: Opportunistic European VC Actively Seeking New Investments

6 Nov

A venture capital firm with several offices worldwide is based primarily in Europe, and co-manages an early-stage fund focused on academic spinouts and seed investments in Europe. The firm has approximately €500M AUM, and is currently managing four active funds. The firm makes equity investments in life science and biomedical technology companies at all stages of development. However, the VC prefers late stage preclinical or early stage clinical for therapeutics and diagnostics and medical devices that are close to market approval. The typical investment per round is €3M to €7M. The firm looks for companies that are based in the US, Canada, and Europe. They are actively screening new investment opportunities.

This group is fairly opportunistic in the life sciences space, but generally targets therapeutics and diagnostics, medical devices, and biopharmaceuticals. In therapeutics, the firm focuses on drug development and has no specific preference in indication. In medical devices, they have a special focus on interventional devices in cardiology, gastroenterology and pulmonology that are close to or on the market approval. However, the firm is equally opportunistic in other subsectors and indications for medical devices, but all with a therapeutic focus.

The VC invests in companies at all stages of their development. For drug development, they invest from late preclinical to mid-stage clinical development. Sometimes they will consider companies with products on the market. The firm seeks a company with a strong and experienced management team or technical experts in the relevant technology.

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