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Hot Investor Mandate: VC Firm With Strong China Expertise Invests in Global Novel Therapeutics Addressing Unmet Need, from Seed to Growth Stage

12 May

A life science venture capital firm with strong China expertise and global capabilities. Founded in 2017, the firm discovers, incubates and grows next-generation life science companies in early and growth stage, worldwide. Their portfolio companies pioneer differentiated therapies and enabling technologies to address major human diseases with high unmet medical needs. They operate offices in Boston, Shanghai, as well as Palo Alto.

The firm focuses mostly on novel therapeutics, like small molecule, cell therapy, gene therapy, etc, while the firm is also open to enabling technologies and high-end specialty services. The firm is looking to invest from seed, first institutional round, to growth stage.

The firm has no specific requirement for the company & management team.

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Hot Investor Mandate: Major Financial Institution with Billions in AUM Actively Seeks Therapeutics and Medical Device Investment Opportunities, Mostly in Europe

12 May

A major financial institution based in Western Europe managing venture capital funds totaling to several billion, is significantly focused on life sciences. The firm both invests in venture capital funds and makes direct investments in seed-stage and early-stage companies. Typically the firm invests EUR 0.5-8 million initially, with further capital reserved for follow-on rounds. The firm primarily invests in companies in Europe.

The firm is interested in opportunities in biotech and medical devices, and may potentially invest in digital health. The firm is not interested in diagnostics. The firm has a broad interest in early stage therapeutics (mainly First-In-Class), including small molecules, biologics, cell and gene therapies, and all indication areas including cardiovascular, neurology, and rare diseases. The firm invests from preclinical-stage companies through to Phase II.

The firm prefers to invest in companies based in the country where their headquarters are located, but will consider opportunities elsewhere in Europe: for companies in this country, the firm is typically a lead or co-lead investor, but in other regions the firm prefers to be a follow-on investor.

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Hot Investor Mandate: Asia-Based Pharmaceutical Seeks In-Licensing and Collaboration Opportunities With Promising Technologies in Pain and Inflammatory Diseases

12 May

A pharmaceutical company dedicated to research, development, and commercialization of innovative products for unmet medical needs in the areas of musculoskeletal disorders, including pain management and critical care, is vastly investing to expand their presence from its domestic roots to become a Global Specialty Pharma. To achieve above goal, the firm is looking for opportunities of early stage pipelines and/or research collaborations with global rights to expand their business worldwide.

The firm Is pursuing attractive, new in-licensing and research collaboration opportunities in the following areas of interest: in relation to in-licensing opportunities in pre-clinical stage for the global market, the firm is interested in chronic pain, inflammatory diseases (including rheumatoid arthritis), critical care, and muscle-related disorders (i.e. DMD, ALS, etc.) In relation to research collaboration opportunities for the global market, the firm is interested in drug seeds for chronic pain, inflammatory diseases (including rheumatoid arthritis), critical care, as well as platform technologies related to drug delivery, formulation, excipients, oral, transdermal, nanoparticle, controlled release, and targeting.

The firm has no specific company or management team requirements and is willing to work with all early-stage companies globally, with promising technologies. The firm will seek global rights.

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Hot Investor Mandate: Therapeutics Accelerator Actively In-Licenses Assets from Pre-Clinical to Early Clinical Stages of Development, Considering Opportunities Across All Modalities

12 May

A therapeutic accelerator looks to in-license therapeutics assets from inventors/founders, and fund the assets’ development through clinical proof-of-concept. The firm is looking for assets throughout the United States and is actively seeking new opportunities. The firm has signed a partnership with a major VC firm, who will advise on current and future investments.

The firm is currently looking for therapeutic assets in pre-clinical through early clinical stages of development. The firm is open in terms of indication and will consider both small molecules and biologics, and will also consider drug repurposing opportunities. The firm looks to in-license these assets and accelerate their development through to clinical proof-of-concept, at which point the firm looks to partner the asset with pharmaceutical firms or other investors who will complete the commercialization of the asset. The firm has signed strategic partnerships with major pharma, regarding products in cardiovascular, metabolic, neuroscience, and immunology indications.

The firm focuses on the strength of the technology when evaluating in-licensing opportunities. The company leverages a capable and connected team and advisors for the development, funding, active management, and partnering of its portfolio of therapeutic products.

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Hot Investor Mandate: Corporate VC Firm Invests Up to $10M in Diagnostics and Digital Health Companies Based in the USA or Those Interested in USA Markets

5 May

A corporate venture firm headquartered in USA invests $1-10M in Seed stage and beyond, with Series A being their sweet spot. Because of the flexibility in their balance sheet and investment committee, the firm has also looked at investments greater than $10M in Series C and D companies. The firm typically makes equity investments but has used notes for later stage investments. The firm is USA focused; however, the firm will look at companies headquartered elsewhere if there’s USA commercial traction or intent to commercialize in the US.

The firm is interested in diagnostic and digital health sectors and is open to all subsectors and indications. The firm is not interested in therapeutics or medical devices, unless they’re noninvasive medical devices. The firm is especially interested in technology that impacts their polychronic patients, especially since the firm has a strong intention of moving upstream into the CKD and ESKD space. The firm has done a lot of work in the cardiometabolic and comorbidity space, more specifically looking at technology for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, COPD, social determinants of health, end of life and behavioral health.

The firm is open to all types of management teams but have a preference for entrepreneurial experience, however the firm has also backed first time founders. For companies not in the diagnostics or device space, the firm likes to see at least $1M in ARR. They firm has led in the past but prefers to join syndicates.

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Hot Investor Mandate: USA and Europe-Based VC Firm Seeks Early-Stage Life Science Companies in All Sectors, With Strong Interests in Platform Technologies

5 May

A venture capital firm with USA and Europe offices is actively seeking investment opportunities within life sciences and healthcare sectors, with a focus on early stage. Initial investments can range from $100K – 3M, and largely varies by deal. The firm typically invests in the form of equity, and may take less equity in exchange for preemptive or pro-rata rights. The firm will consider global opportunities, but focuses on USA and Europe-based companies.

The firm is interested in various opportunities within therapeutics, devices, diagnostics, and digital health. In therapeutics, the firm is excited about platform technologies (especially in oncology), DNA repair, and novel drug delivery mechanisms. Within devices, technologies that integrate or combine new technologies such as robotics, smart devices, IoT, and imaging are areas of interest. In diagnostics, point of care diagnostics technologies that can substantially transform the current standard of care are of interest. Lastly, within digital health, the firm is interested in telehealth, novel digital interventions, and any technology that successfully leverages AI to improve patient outcomes and clinical workflow. The firm is mostly stage and indication agnostic, but tend to stray away from cardiovascular and CNS indications.

The firm has no specific company or management team requirements. The firm seeks to be a very active, hands-on investor and can support their portfolio companies on their operations, scalability, regulatory strategy, and more. The firm has a growing advisory board that companies can seek to leverage. The firm can act as either a lead or co-investor.

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Hot Investor Mandate: Investment Firm With RMB and USD Funds Invests Primarily in Therapeutics, Most Interested in CAR-T, Small Molecule Therapies, CRISPR, and More

5 May

A venture capital firm with offices in USA and China manages both RMB and USD funds. The firm’s USD fund has invested in 7 companies, half of which are in the novel drugs area, and will continue to invest in seed to pre-Series A. The typical allocation size is $0.5-1 MM, and will occasionally go up to $3.5 MM.

The firm is mainly interested in therapeutics innovations, including orphan drugs, from pre-clinical to Phase II. Of special interest are: CAR-T, small molecules and CRISPR technologies. The firm is also open to medical device companies, from development to clinical stage, but holds a strict valuation on diagnostics companies. The firm is less interested in digital health.

The firm has no specific company & management team requirements. Diversity in gender and race is greatly encouraged.

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