Hot Life Science Investor Mandate 2: China-Based VC Seeks Early Stage Life Science Companies in the US & China

17 Sep

A China-based venture capital founded in 2006 has invested in nearly 50 healthcare companies in China and the U.S. across all sectors of life sciences from pharmaceuticals and medical devices to healthcare IT and diagnostics. The firm typically leads investments, though is also open to co-investing. The firm typically makes equity investments ranging from $1-$35 million, and currently has $1.7 billion in total assets under management, with their latest fund raised in 2014 at $500 million. The firm seeks to make 20-30 new investments within the next year in China and the USA.

The firm is open to all sectors and subsectors in the life science space – biotech therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, and healthcare IT. The firm mostly invests in 510K devices due to its faster turnaround, but will also invest in devices in the PMA pathway depending on its stage. In therapeutics, the firm is interested in all subsectors including small molecule, biologics, cell therapy, and biosimilars. The fund invests in therapeutics that are past the pre-clinical stage at Phase I to on the market, as well as medical devices that are either at the clinical stage or on the market. The firm is also interested in lab equipment and drug development enabling technologies, and is open to all indications.

The firm prefers a company with a strong management team with experience in the space. The firm will help the company fill spaces in the team if necessary, and will typically take a board seat after an investment.

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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