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Hot Investor Mandate: USA Headquartered VC Firm Invests In Novel Therapeutics, Devices, Diagnostics, Digital Health With Newly Raised Fund

6 Aug

A venture capital firm headquartered in the USA has invested over 160 startups in deep tech-focused areas such as SaaS, Biotech, AI chips, Fintech, Blockchain, and Semiconductors; with multiple unicorns in the firm’s portfolio. The firm recently closed its fourth fund, of $50M AUM, and is actively seeking investment opportunities across a wide range of industries. Within the Life Science area, the firm is interested in Therapeutics, Med Devices, Digital Health, and Diagnostics. The fund will focus on investing in the US or companies who are interested in entering the US market. On average, the typical size of investment is $0.5 – 1M but the firm also has follow-up investment strategies. The firm seeks to invest in early-stage companies, which Seed to Pre-A round is their sweet spot.

The firm is an opportunistic investor and will consider therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, and digital healthcare companies. The firm is open to a wide range of technologies including novel techniques. Within Medtech, The firm is strongly interested in robotics, semiconductors, sensors, AI modeling diseases, and telemedicine. The firm is open to novel medical devices of all FDA regulatory pathways, including 510k and PMA.

The firm has a preference for companies with a full-time founding team and was founded recently (no more than 10 years). The firm can act as either a lead investor or co-investor depends on applicable cases. If the firm acts as the lead investor, it will seek a board seat or an observer seat.

If you are interested in more information about this investor and other investors tracked by LSN, please email mandates@lifesciencenation.com.

Hot Investor Mandate: Large VC with Offices in USA & Europe Invests Up to $20M in High Growth Digital Health & Tech-Enabled Health Services Companies

6 Aug

A venture capital firm with offices in Western Europe and USA is investing out of its first fund that makes both seed/venture and growth stage investments ranging from $500k – $20M. The firm typically prefers straight equity investments, but will also consider convertible note financings. The firm has a fairly broad mandate, and invests evenly among enterprise software, fintech, consumer and digital health sectors. The fund’s LPs are large insurance companies, and along with capital, the firm looks to add value by providing portfolio companies direct introductions to these groups to help scale and realize their potential.

The firm plans to have digital health companies make up roughly 25% of its portfolio and will invest in consumer and B2B healthcare IT and tech-enabled health services. It is a requirement that the technology has utility for payers and providers. Some of the firm’s digital health portfolio companies include a behavior change platform that partners with insurers, Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) and Self-insured employers to provide research-based behavioral incentives for members to better manage their chronic conditions.

The firm invests in early-stage companies with annual revenues under $5M as well as growth stage companies with annual revenues exceeding $5M. The firm will consider pre-revenue companies with strong management teams and previously successful entrepreneurs. The firm invests globally.

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Hot Investor Mandate: Healthcare Investment Arm of a Family Office Interested in Investing in Therapeutics, Devices, Diagnostics, with Opportunistic Interests

6 Aug

A healthcare focused arm of a family office is interested in global companies, but is currently more focused on the US, Canada, Europe, and Israel regions. The firm makes investments ranging from $5 – $80 million. The firm is open to both leading and co-investing. The firm prefers investing in companies that have demonstrated clinical data and is currently not limited in the number of investments they plan to make this year.

The firm is interested in therapeutics, medical devices, and diagnostics. The firm is agnostic to the types of therapeutics, devices, and diagnostics they look to invest in. The firm is most interested in highly differentiable products that address unmet medical needs. Current portfolio companies include companies involved in cancer care, neurostimulation device, and cardiology device companies.

The firm looks for experienced management teams and depending on the deal, may or may not seek a board seat.

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Hot Investor Mandate: Asia-Based Venture Capital Firm Focuses on Breakthrough Technologies Including Smart Devices, Digital Health, Genomics, Synthetic Biology, and More

6 Aug

A venture capital firm headquartered in Asia invests in breakthrough technologies changing healthcare. The firm invests from seed-Series A. The fund’s LP’s include groups in the healthcare sector.

The firm invests in early stage life science startups with a focus on breakthrough technologies and sciences in healthcare. This includes genomic and synthetic biology technologies, digital health, ML/AI, therapeutics and diagnostics. The firm focuses on pre-IND assets in therapeutics. For technologies regulated as medical devices, the firm focuses on smart medical devices in the pre-commercial stage.

The firm’s partners have a strong clinical perspective; the firm has the capability to help portfolio companies develop clinical resources, and has helped academic scientists form companies to commercialize their discoveries.

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Hot Investor Mandate: VC Firm with USA & Asia Offices Seeks to Invest In Medical Devices, Diagnostics, and Digital Health

30 Jul

A venture capital firm with offices in USA and Asia manages over $750 million in committed capital across 8 funds. The most recent fund closed in 2016. The firm focuses on early stage companies in Technology and Healthcare sectors with an initial investment size ranging from $500k to $5M.The firm primarily looks to invest in companies based in China and US.

The firm is currently looking for new investment opportunities in Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Healthcare IT and Advanced Materials sectors. The firm is very opportunistic in terms of subsectors and indications, and is open to all classes of devices. The firm prefers to invest companies in pre-clinical and clinical stage, but it is open to consider companies with products on the market. Historically, the firm was active in companies developing diagnostic services and instrumentation, fetal monitoring and ultrasound systems, a stem cell bank, numerous health IT and vascular closure devices.

The firm invests in both private and public companies with a strong management team. The firm doesn’t have specific requirements for companies’ revenue or EBITDA. The firm looks to take a Board seat post investment.

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Hot Investor Mandate: Joint Venture Investment Firm Makes Strategic Investments in Digital Health Technologies that Transform Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Industries

30 Jul

A joint venture investment company launched by two large corporations strives to catalyze the success of digital medicine products, services and business models by investing in early-stage companies and leveraging its extensive networks in Pharma, Mobile/IT, and investment community. The firm prefers to co-invest and makes equity investments of up to $5 million per deal. The firm is currently seeking opportunities in the US, EU, and Israel.

The firm is seeking entrepreneurs using digital technology to transform pharmaceutical products, sales and marketing, R&D, and enterprise operations. The firm also considers personalized medicine using -omics science. Examples may include enterprise software solutions that improves clinical care or mobile sensors for disease management in home care settings. The firm is less interested in consumer products. The firm is seeking products with some market traction or credible customers.

The firm works with strong founders who demonstrate full understanding of their market sector.

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Hot Investor Mandate: USA Investment Firm Seeks Early-Stage Therapeutics in All Disease Areas, Involved in Direct Investment & Company Co-Creation

30 Jul

A USA-based investment firm is currently investing in early stage biotechnology companies and company creation/spinout/licensing opportunities from dedicated capital. These investments are typically standalone and/or syndicated with a network of investors that have invested with the firm in the past. The firm founds 1-2 companies per year by creating a company around an asset that they acquired or in-licensed. The firm also considers investments in 0-2 existing companies per year, which are typically early in the company’s development and/or follow-on investments. The firm invests globally but requires the company or development programs have a North America component.

The firm is a flexible and opportunistic investor and will consider any therapeutics area, primarily in specialty areas of medicine with a focus on niche areas of medicine and smaller indications, including rare orphan diseases. The firm focuses on drug development and makes occasional investments in therapeutic devices. The firm focuses on clinical stage drug development opportunities, but may consider earlier stage products if the drug is a repositioning/reformulation opportunity or has some human safety data in another indication and/or territory. The firm will generally focus on single therapeutic assets and avoids diagnostics, platforms, and computational biology companies that lack any drug assets.

The firm is open to both lead and co-investing depending on the opportunity. However, typically the firm will not be a lead on a large raise. If the firm creates the company they will be a very active, hands-on investor. The firm is open to investing in very young companies.

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