Hot Investor Mandate 4: Switzerland Corporate VC Arm Seeks to Invest in USA and Europe with Strong Focus in Digital Health Technologies

7 Dec

A corporate venture capital arm of a Switzerland-based corporate manages a strategic fund aligned with the corporate’s strategy, focusing on oncology and infectious diseases. The fund serves two main purposes: to improve the patient journey (quality of life) and to improve drug development (patient recruitment, best responders, combination therapy). This is a $150M fund and invests in the range of $1M – $10M per company. The firm typically seeks to participate in Series A/B rounds, and is currently seeking 1-3 new equity opportunities a year. The firm supports the in-licensing activities of the corporate in the EU and U.S.

The firm is mainly seeking digital health and healthcare IT technologies, and additionally therapeutics and diagnostic proposals that relate to oncology and infectious diseases to support the corporate’s activities.

Within healthcare IT, the firm is seeking technologies at precommercial or commercial stage with potential customer traction that may use AI to integrate different data sources for patient monitoring, clinical decision support systems, digital therapeutics and solutions to improve drug development such as tools to optimize and accelerate patient recruitment and clinical development in general.

Within diagnostics, the firm is seeking molecular diagnostic tools in development stage which are strongly innovative (e.g. liquid biopsy) and have smart data components.

The firm is seeking oncology and infectious disease therapeutics to in-license.

The firm is very active and supportive with their portfolio companies. The firm typically seeks a board seat, and at times, also an observer seat. The firm is looking for experienced management team in the domain of focus and with entrepreneurial experience.

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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