Hot Investor Mandate 6: US Firm Works with China Partner to Invest in Disruptive Life Science Technologies

21 Sep

A venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, CA is looking for early stage life science opportunities. The firm also has a partner in China that can provide support to companies interested in China market entry, but companies do not need to have a China angle. The firm has great experience with working with regulatory agencies to gain product approval for both FDA and CFDA. Since its establishment, the firm has invested in a total of 13 companies and continues to actively seek life science investments, aiming to invest in 8-10 companies per year. The firm usually participates in seed to series B financing rounds with check sizes between $500K – 2M and will consider companies based in USA and China.

The firm is opportunistic and will consider all early-stage opportunities in therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, and healthcare IT, as long as the technology is considered highly disruptive. The firm’s greatest focus lies in the medical device sector in which the firm has the strongest expertise. In therapeutics, the firm will consider pre-clinical and phase I assets. In medical devices and diagnostics, the firm is open to all classes of medical devices including 510k and PMA that are in development or clinical trials. The firm has reviewed companies of various stages in the past: those that have just developed a valid prototype, and those that were already profitable prior to investment.

The firm seeks to work with companies with an experienced management team, ideally led by a serial entrepreneur with a successful track record. The firm can both lead and co-invest but prefers to lead financing rounds for medical device companies and will most likely take a board seat.

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