Hot Life Science Investor Mandate 2: Single Family Office Seeking Global Opportunities in Brain Health

4 Jun

A single family office based in the Western United States makes seed-stage and venture-stage equity investments; typical seed investments are of $250,000-500,000 initially with the potential for follow-on financing of up to $3 million. The firm is open to opportunities worldwide, and currently has portfolio companies in North America, Europe and Oceania.

The firm’s portfolio comprises ~30% of the total fund commitments, and is divided into two core categories. The first area of focus is Alzheimer’s Disease, where therapeutics (primary), diagnostics (secondary) and other solutions (tertiary) are all valid for consideration. The second area of investment is in technologies that enhance, accelerate, or reduce the cost of clinical trials and basic research, on the broadest scale, beyond Alzheimer’s Disease. This may include hardware and software tools, data analytics or aggregators, or novel approaches to current standards and protocols.

The firm seeks to make early-stage investments, but will also consider later-stage opportunities. The firm’s prior investments include drug discovery for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease, a diagnostic to track and recruit patients in early cognitive decline, a SaaS platform for clinical trial start-up workflow management, an automated imaging tool for micro-dissection of tissue samples, and a platform looking to reinvent the model for pre-human drug testing and development. The fund also has a global partnership to develop intellectual property into potential compound candidates to treat Alzheimer’s Disease.

The firm strongly prefers to invest in privately held companies and will only back top scientists with defendable research, pursuing breakthrough approaches; the fund does not invest in “me-too” ideas. In their Alzheimer’s portfolio, the fund looks to identify early-stage therapies that have received, and exhausted, non-dilutive sources of funding, such as grants from leading organizations; these companies will ideally be on the radar of large pharma counterparts but looking to obtain additional funds to collect the data required to form pharmaceutical partnerships. In the medical technology sector, the firm prefers to invest in companies developing platform technologies that can demonstrate and defend a clear value proposition addressing the ability to make clinical trials more efficient.

If you are interested in more information about this investor and other investors tracked by LSN, please email mandates@lifesciencenation.com

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