Hot AI Mandate: Strategic Fund of Big Pharma Invests in Bioelectronic Medicines and Neuromodulation Devices of All Stages

31 Aug

An evergreen strategic venture capital fund of a Big Pharma closed $100 million in 2013 and is managing by a small, dedicated team based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Palo Alto, California. The fund focuses on investments in companies developing pioneering bioelectronic medicines/ neuromodulation device and related enabling technologies. The initial investments are typically ranging from $5-$7 million in Series A, and the fund will also consider follow-on investments. The firm looks for investment opportunities globally.

A fund dedicated to advancing bioelectronic medicines and is looking to invest in high-return opportunities in three areas: (1) Teams pursuing new therapies for existing peripheral neurostimulation devices. (2) Teams developing novel bioelectronic medicine technologies for existing neurostimulation therapies. (3) Companies introducing advanced technologies that are enabling for bioelectronics medicines. The firm is particularly interested in improved neural interfaces, novel power sources and wireless powering technology, ultra-low power chip architectures, sensors that can close-the-loop for adaptive therapies and new implantation and imaging methods. The firm is stage agnostic.

The firm typically will take board of directors or board observer seat, but it is not necessary. The fund exclusively invests in privately-held companies and primarily in pre-revenue companies.

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

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