Hot Investor Mandate: Corporate VC Looks Worldwide for Digital Therapeutics, Drug Delivery, Diagnostics, Wound Care, and More

25 Apr

A large Japan-based conglomerate has businesses in several industries including life sciences and chemicals, and invests in and partners with strategically relevant startups via a corporate venture group.  The firm is open to global opportunities and is geography and stage agnostic.

Healthcare/Medical is one of the major focus areas of the firm’s investments. The corporate venture capital arm is interested therapeutics solutions such as solutions beyond the pill (digital therapeutics) and around the pill (delivery systems etc). Therapeutics areas of interest are CNS, Autoimmune diseases, metabolic diseases, regenerative medicine, Aging related solutions and Vaccines. The corporate venture capital arm is also interested in diagnostics solutions based on genomics, metagenomics, metabolomics, healthcare ICT (biosensors etc), and medical big data. Furthermore, medical devices for wound care, bone cement and hospital related infection treatment is also is an area of interest and is open to all classes of medical devices including 510k and PMA.

The corporate venture capital arm has a close, collaborative relationship with the parent company and its life science businesses and can also present opportunities to other relevant branches as appropriate.  The firm is a flexible investor and does not require companies to have a Japan-centric angle. For medical device & digital therapeutics opportunities, the group does prefer technologies with strong promise in the US market.

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