Hot Investor Mandate: USA-Based Single Family Office Invests in Series A and Later Financing Rounds, Interested in Pre-Clinical Therapeutics, Devices, and Diagnostics

14 Oct

A USA-based single family office is very flexible in terms of investment size they are generally looking to invest a minimum of $.5 million per round, depending upon size of round and estimated capital call. The firm prefers A round and later stage companies. Pre-A interest depends upon technology stage. The firm’s preferred geography is North America and Europe.

The firm is looking for breakthrough technologies with a strong social ethos in the Therapeutics, Medical Devices, and Diagnostics Sectors that address underserved medical needs or provide innovative and disruptive approaches to common medical procedures and treatments. The firm invests on an opportunistic basis in areas of intersecting technologies, such as nucleic acid-based drugs and delivery, regenerative medicine and cell-based therapeutics and other immune-directed  therapies. The firm generally will not consider single target small molecules, biosimilars or other technologies for which there is already multiple therapeutic options. The firm is looking for niche disease areas where disruptive therapeutics have the potential to be truly disease-modifying, not just provide symptomatic relief or palliative care. The firm typically is interested in preclinical stage assets that have well-developed animal model dossiers to Phase II or early Phase III stage assets.

 The firm’s investment mandate particularly focuses on “smart” clinical trial formats such as adaptive trials and Master Protocol trials for capital efficiency. For devices, the firm is looking for devices that address and perhaps substitute for a pharmacologic in a given therapeutic market, such as deep brain stimulation technologies and orthopedics. The firm is generally not interested in cardiovascular disease or diabetes.

The firm is currently reviewing co-investment opportunities in private companies and on an opportunistic basis, considering investment in micro-and small-cap public companies as a direct investor.

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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