Hot Longevity Mandate: US-Based VC

7 Dec

The firm is a Venture Capital company founded in 1996 and based in Menlo Park, California. The firm has raised 3 funds to date and is currently investing out of its 3rd that closed at $20M. The firm makes primarily equity investments ranging from $250,000 to $5 million over the lifetime of the investment, with $100K-$500K as an initial investment. The firm has closeting term relationships with several large Japanese medical technology corporations and also looks for ventures that they can introduce into the Japanese market. The firm prefers to invest in companies located in the West coast if the US, although they are also open to review opportunities in North America.

The firm is looking for seed and venture-stage medical and diagnostic device companies. In these areas, the firm is most interested in single use therapeutic devices. The preferred regulatory pathway is a 510(k) submission, but PMA applications are also considered. Sectors with the most interest would be interventional cardiovascular and neurovascular devices, less invasive surgical instrumentation, and point of care diagnostics. The firm remains open-minded to other types of devices and indications as well.

The firm looks for professionalism in a venture’s management team and is willing to work with firms that do not yet have a complete management team in place. The firm does not always look to take a board seat in portfolio companies, however they look to add value by developing corporate partnerships in Japan at the appropriate time.

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