Hot Investor Mandate: Cross-Border Fund Makes Venture Stage Investments in Life Science Startups

11 Jul

A Venture Capital company with offices in the US and Switzerland is currently looking to make investments out of its 6th fund. For its earlier stage investments, the firm is looking to make venture-stage investment generally falling in the range of $2-$10 million, although the firm may invest smaller amounts in certain seed-stage opportunities, or more in other cases. The firm also reserves additional capital for follow on rounds. The firm is most interested in companies based in the US and Europe, although they will invest in Australia, East Asia and Israel as well. The firm could make as many as 7-12 investments over the next year.

The firm invests primarily (80%) in therapeutics, with the rest of their investments in diagnostics and medical devices. Within the therapeutics space the firm has historically invested mostly in the oncology space, but are open to all indications. The firm is willing to invest in small molecules, biologics, and cell and gene therapy. The firm is willing to consider opportunities from preclinical through phase III, and, in some cases, may even form a company around several assets of interest. For medical device companies the firm generally looks for companies with a strategy for the European market due to regulatory considerations.

The firm is willing to either lead or co-invest, depending on the deal and the size of their investment. When acting as a lead investor, the firm does seek board representation, but is also willing to be a more passive investor as part of a syndicate.

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