RESI Panel Announcement: Family Offices Investing Direct

4 Sep

By Michael Quigley, Director of Research, LSN

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In recent years, family offices and private wealth investors have become an increasingly important pool of capital for fundraising entrepreneurs in the life science space. Unlike angels or high-net-worth individuals who generally have up to $100 million in capital and opportunistic investment mandates, family offices and private wealth groups represent families and individuals who have $100 million to $1 billion or more in total assets and who use a more institutional investment approach.

The amount of capital these groups manage enables them to have a dedicated staff for screening, due diligence, deal selection, and portfolio management. Many family offices have taken a keen interest in the financial returns and the potential social impact that investments in the life science sector can bring.

This panel aims to spotlight six family offices and investor groups, many of which have historically remained very quiet about their activity in the space. Moderated by Bill Brah, Founder & Executive Director of UMASS Venture Development Center, the panel includes the following speakers:

John Nelson, Managing Director, Genrich Inc.

Melissa Krauth, Principal, Claria Bioscience

Meredith Fisher, Director and Partner Investments, Private Investment Office

Chris DeSouza, Director, Broadview Ventures

Alejandra Paredones, CEO and Founder, BSI Capital Group

Todd Holmes, Director, Gurnet Point Capital

What are their particular motivations to invest in the space? How are deals generally structured, and how do they differ from terms of other investor classes? What, in addition to capital, can these groups bring to the table for an early stage company? How does an entrepreneur find a family office and get in touch, and what information do they look for in the initial correspondence? All these questions and more will be answered on September 17th.

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