Hot Investor Mandate: Asia VC Opens US Office to Invest in Seed Stage Therapeutic Startups

8 Aug

A biotech sector investment firm headquartered in China opened a Boston office and raised a USD investment fund. The firm can allocate from $200,000 to $800,000 of equity capital in seed round companies and can make investments ranging from $1 to $10 million in series A companies. The firm looks to help its portfolio companies reach key value-added milestones. The firm will consider opportunities based in China and North America. Companies with a strong China angle or involvement are their sweet spot.

The firm focuses mostly on therapeutics, and also open to Diagnostics. The firm is currently most interested in small molecule first-in-class drugs. The firm is opportunistic in terms of subsector and indication and is willing to consider companies targeting orphan indications. For therapeutics, the firm is looking to invest in pre-clinical stage. For diagnostics, the firm will consider companies from in-development to clinical stages. The firm will not invest in Medical Devices Healthcare IT companies.

The firm looks to act as a lead investor in seed round investments and can participate as either lead or co-investor in series A investments. The firm is looking for companies with skilled and experienced management teams. The firm prefers to support companies that own exclusive IP protection with renowned universities or research institutions. The firm also prefers to work with companies that have a technical expert and experienced in clinical trials.

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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