Hot Life Science Investor Mandate 3: VC Looks to Companies in Pre-Clinical Trials

20 Nov

A venture capital firm based in the Central US manages 2 funds for a combined total of more than $250 million in assets under management. The firm generally invests between $2-$6 million of equity capital per round, and up to $10 million over the life of the investment. The firm plans to invest in 2-5 companies over the next 6-9 months, and will consider firms located throughout the United States. The VC looks to syndicate with other venture firms, and often acts as the lead investor.

Currently, this organization is looking for companies developing Medical Devices, Therapeutics, Diagnostics and Healthcare IT products. For medical devices and therapeutics, the firm is open to the full spectrum of subsector and indication, and will consider companies developing orphan indications. They are interested in seed and venture stage companies, generally looking to invest in companies with a lead asset in pre-clinical trials. Only in certain cases of reformulation and repurposing would the firm consider investment into a company with a product in clinical trials. They are also willing to consider companies targeting orphan indications. In the Healthcare IT space, the firm has stated interest in areas of clinical sequencing and diagnostic platforms but will also consider other companies that fall into the Healthcare IT space as well with the exception of tradition EMR companies.

As such an early stage investor, they invest almost exclusively in pre-revenue companies. The firm also looks for experienced management teams and generally takes a seat on the company’s board.

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