Hot Mandates: Corporate Venture Fund of Asia-Based Pharma

6 Apr

The corporate venture fund was founded in 2006 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts. The firm is looking to provide equity capital to seed and venture stage companies in the life science space, and invests across North America & Europe. The firm is looking to provide companies with $5 million over the lifetime of the investment and plans on making 2-3 investments over the next year.

The fund is currently looking for novel therapeutics, platform technologies, diagnostics, and vaccines. The fund is interested in novel drugs in broad disease areas including neuroscience (particularly neurodegeneration), immunology, inflammation, and rare disease, as well as diagnostics for neurodegenerative disorders. Current platform technology areas of interest include regenerative medicine, synthetic biology, microbiome, gene therapy, and nucleic acid medicine.

The fund strongly prefers that the company has a strong management team with experience in the industry. The firm historically has only invested as a co-investor although they are capable and looking to take a lead position if the correct opportunity arises. The firm is looking to allocate to companies that will eventually be able to partner long term with its parent company.

If you are interested in more information about this investor and other investors tracked by LSN, please email LHI@lifesciencenation.com.

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