Hot Mandate: Corporate Venture Arm of Japan-based Big Pharma Invests in Therapeutics, Medical Devices and Digital Health Around the Globe

9 Sep

The corporate venture arm of a big pharma is a diversified business based in Tokyo focused on three primary sectors: Materials, Homes and Healthcare. The team is based in offices outside Boston, MA and Menlo Park, CA. The fund has an evergreen structure looking to allocate between $1-$3 million per deal initially and up to $5 million over the life of the investment. The firm is seeking to invest in approximately 2-4 companies over the next 12 months and is open to investing in companies across the globe.

Sectors of interest include: pharmaceuticals, medical devices and digital health. Therapeutic and product areas of interest include: Pain, critical care, musculoskeletal disease, kidney disease, DDS, patient monitoring technologies, bioprocessing technologies, digital therapeutics. The firm is open to all stages of investment, with a general preference toward companies with at least some early clinical data.

The firm invests in private companies and is willing to work with all types of management teams including incomplete teams. The firm generally requests at least an observer seat following investment.

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