Hot Life Science Investor Mandate 3: VC seeking early stage companies in US & EU

30 Jan

A venture capital company formed in 2005 with offices in the East and West coast is currently seeking to invest in the life science space. The firm currently manages two funds with its most recent fund having closed at $450 million in 2007. The firm is looking to make equity investments ranging from $10-$25 million over the lifetime of the investment. The firm looks for companies primarily in the United States, and some select opportunities in Europe. The firm plans to make between 1-5 investments over the next year.

The firm is interested in sectors of Biotech Therapeutics, Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Life Science Tools and Healthcare IT. In the Therapeutics space the firm is looking for both small molecule and biologics companies that are 1 year from entering clinical trials or later with a preference for companies that have in human data. The firm is generally open to all indications but is especially interested in areas of Oncology, Immunology and Orphan Diseases. For Medical Devices, Diagnostics and Life Science Tools the firm prefers to make later stage investments into companies that have significant in human data or have already been commercialized.

The firm is looking for experienced management teams and generally requires a board seat. The firm looks to take company through significant value inflection points acting as a very hands on investor. The firm almost always leads or co-leads investment rounds.

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