Hot AI Mandate: Venture Arm of Global Genomics and Sequencing Company Invests in Therapeutics, Diagnostics, and Life Science Tools

5 Oct

A $230 million VC fund was established in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, CA. The fund is independently managed in a strategic partnership with the parent company. The firm invests in early-stage disruptive life science tools, therapeutics, and diagnostic companies. Typical allocations range from $2-10 million initially in a Series A or B round and can be up to $15-20 million over the life span of the company. The firm seeks to syndicate with other leading institutional and strategic investors. The firm expects to make 4-5 new investments over the next 12 months and considers opportunities globally with a focus in the US.

The firm is interested in areas where its expertise and special relationship with the parent company can add value. This includes therapeutics, clinical diagnostics, and life science tools. The firm focuses on applications of genomics including sequencing, assay development, agriculture and environmental science, industrial biotech, digital health, public safety and personal wellness, proteomics and other ‘omics’ areas. The firm prefers pre-revenue companies that have achieved proof-of-concept.

The firm seeks to work with experienced management teams with sector expertise. The firm’s team members have decades of entrepreneurial experience in genomics and may request a board seat depending on the deal.

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