Hot Investor Mandate 1: Cross-Border VC Links Canadian & US Medtech Platforms To China Market

1 Mar

A cross-border venture capital group based out of Toronto, Ontario is currently expanding into the healthcare space. The firm is currently seeking to make 1-2 investments within the healthcare space in the next 2 quarters. The firm prefers early stage investments from seed extension to series B, but can go up to series C. The firm can move quicker on small investments but slower for larger sized investments if syndication with Chinese investors is required. The firm does not typically lead investments and will consider opportunities within the US and Canada. The firm focuses on companies that have a strong China angle as they can provide help with entry into the Chinese market, with soft landings via their resources in China. The firm is particularly interested in platform technologies with strong, protectable IP with a high difficulty to replicate.

The firm is looking for opportunities within the medical device and digital health space. The firm prefers platform technologies that are applicable across multiple indications. The firm is opportunistic and has no preference towards indication. The firm has recently invested in an analytical device company that seeks to help research labs develop new therapeutics. For digital health companies, the firm prefers technologies that are applicable and deployable in China, while not easily duplicated. The firm prefers to invest in companies with some commercialization or are close to commercialization, but at minimal with market validation.

The firm prefers management teams with a strong scientific background and has an interest in expanding into China. The firm prefers to take a board seat in companies that currently lack a China expert so they can help the company with their expertise in working in China.

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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