Hot Life Science Investor Mandate 3: Western US-Based VC Fund Investing in Diagnostics and Therapeutics

29 Oct

A boutique venture capital firm is based in the Western United States. The firm invests in growth and expansion-stage technology and life science companies. The firm closed its second fund in 2015. The firm prefers to make growth stage investments in Series B, C and D rounds, typically co-investing with other institutional investors. The firm leads about 30% of the investment rounds it takes part in, with allocation sizes varying according to the needs of the round. The firm focuses on companies located in Southern California and other regions underserved by venture capital such as Utah, etc. The firm is actively seeking new investment opportunities, and anticipates that the second fund will invest in over 15 companies.

In the Life Sciences, the firm seeks to invest in diagnostics, therapeutics, and also selectively in medical device opportunities. The firm is opportunistic in terms of subsectors and indications. The firm generally seeks therapeutics that are at least in Phase III and diagnostics and medical devices that are very close to or with FDA approval. The firm historically invested in vitro diagnostic tests and medical imaging.

The firm generally co-invests with top tier institutional investors, and for companies based in Southern California the firm may act as a local lead investor to bring a syndicate together. The firm seeks companies with a strong and experienced management team.

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