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Hot Investor Mandate: VC & Growth Equity Firm Focuses on Seed to Series B Investments on Life Science Tools and Services Enabling Development of Life-Saving Therapies

5 May

A venture capital / growth equity firm located in New York City. The firm focuses on the Life Science Industrials and invests in companies that develop tools, technologies, and services for discovery, development, and manufacturing of biologics and related therapies. The firm is focused on early stage venture and growth equity investments. Typical equity investments range from $500k-$7 million. The firm has $65M AUM, 10 active portfolio companies to date, and is open to leading or co-leading in a financing round.

Within life sciences, the firm is specifically focused on life science industrials: the tools, technologies, and services that enable the discovery, development, and manufacturing of life-saving therapies. The firm does not invest in therapeutics or medical devices. The firm considers Seed to Series B stage opportunities.

The firm partners with entrepreneurs and their teams to overcome inflection points in growth. The firm takes a hands-on approach to working with its portfolio companies through focused operational and commercial guidance and an engaged approach to supporting entrepreneurial ventures.

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

Hot AI Mandate: Canada-based VC Invests in Seed to Series B Digital Health and AI-enabled Medical Devices Companies

2 May

Based in Toronto, Canada, A healthcare venture capital firm typically makes equity investments into digital health and AI-enabled medical device companies at seed/series A-B stages and follow on rounds. The typical investment size ranges from $1.5 million to $ 7 million. The firm seeks to invest in approx. 2-5 digital health/AI-enabled medical device companies per year and focuses on companies based in North America, Europe and the GCC region.

The firm is currently looking for new investment opportunities in the Digital Health and AI-enabled Medical Device spaces. The firm is opportunistic in terms of indications. The firm prefers to invest in non-invasive device companies with clinical validation and some in-human data with a clear path to clinical adoption & reimbursement. For Digital Health, the firm prefers to invest in companies developing data platforms aimed at improving outcomes or processes, with first market pilots complete and approximately $250k ARR.

The firm seeks to invest in private companies. The firm considers pre-revenue companies, depending on sector and in companies who have has a strong commercial and technical management team.

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

Hot AI Mandate: Taiwan-based Drug Delivery System Manufacturer Seeks Joint Ventures, Strategic Partnership and Other Opportunities Globally in All Areas of Medtech and Healthcare IT

2 May

A corporate venture firm founded in 2020 is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. The firm’s typical check size ranges from $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 but 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 prefers management teams with entrepreneurial experience but is open to all types of management teams and has backed first-time founders. For companies not in the diagnostics or device space, The firm likes to see at least $1M in ARR. The firm has led in the past but prefers to join syndicates.

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

Hot Investor Mandate: USA VC Firm Seeks Technologies in the Convergence of Life Sciences and AI, Investing Up to $10M in Devices, Digital Health, Advanced Materials, and More

28 Apr

A venture capital firm with multiple offices in the USA partners with and invests in entrepreneurs who are developing breakthrough products leveraging the convergence of biology and/or hardware with advanced computation and AI (referred to as Convergent Tech). The firm employs a multi-stage investment strategy, encompassing both seed and venture investment programs, and assist entrepreneurs with recruiting and customer and supply chain business development. The firm is generally a lead investor, and invests up to $10 million per opportunity; the firm also has an active seed fund that invests smaller amounts at earlier development stages.

The firm invests in life science start-ups developing advanced materials, process, and device technologies that leverage advanced computational approaches such as deep learning, and unique data generation capabilities. Specific areas of interest include drug discovery platforms, manufacturing platforms, drug delivery platforms, non-invasive diagnostics, and sustainability generally. The firm does not invest in pure-play therapeutic clinical development business models.

The firm favors companies with platform technologies and partnership-based business models. The firm has deep expertise in manufacturing and productization. Additionally, LPs include large pharma and medical device manufacturing companies; Phoenix Venture Partners helps portfolio companies develop relationships with these strategics.

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Hot Investor Mandate: VC with USA and Asia Offices Actively Invests in Early-Stage Medical Device, Digital Health, and Synthetic Biology Companies With Asia Market Expansion Potential

28 Apr

A venture capital firm based in USA and Singapore makes early up to expansion stage investments across several industries including healthcare. The investment size is highly variable depending on the stage of the company. The firm invests in companies in North America and Europe that has a market expansion strategy in Asia and/or Singapore. The firm is actively seeking new investment opportunities.

In the Life Sciences, the firm is currently seeking medical devices, synthetic biology and HCIT. For medical devices, the firm is opportunistic in terms of subsectors and indications. The firm looks for devices that are ready for commercialization. The firm is currently not looking for drug development companies.The firm seeks entrepreneurs who are passionate, driven and enthusiastic, with sustainable business models and ideas.

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

Hot Investor Mandate: Investment Firm Seeks to Invest in Digital Health Companies Including Healthcare Services, Mainly in Seed to Series A Rounds in USA Headquartered Companies

28 Apr

A venture capital firm based in the USA is interested in a broad range of technology companies, including those in the software, cloud services, IT, and Internet sectors. In the life sciences, the firm will only invest in the healthcare IT sector. The firm invests in late seed to early Series A rounds with a typical investment size ranges from $1M-$5M. Investment is typically in form of equity, though convertible notes would be considered as well. The firm will look at investment opportunities across the US West Coast and in Texas.

The firm will make new investments in the digital health sector. The firm is interested in healthcare services and IT companies targeting platform, enterprise software, m-health, solution, data analytics and consumer health. The firm will invest in commercial-stage companies with products or services on the market.

The firm invests in privately held healthcare companies. The firm focuses on companies with annual revenues of between $0.5M and $10M.

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

Hot Investor Mandate: Venture Firm With Global Presence Looks For All Innovations Related to Longevity and Age-Related Diseases, Most Interested in Therapeutics & Diagnostics Companies

28 Apr

An investment firm headquartered in Europe, with additional offices in USA and Asia seeks to invest in innovations directly related to the prevention of age-associated diseases, extension of a healthy lifespan, and improving the performance of humans and animals. The firm’s initial check size can range from $500K – 1.5M, and the firm is open to global opportunities.

Within life sciences, the firm is most interested in therapeutics and diagnostics companies, and will also consider digital health. Medical devices with traditional regulatory pathways are generally out of scope for the firm. Within these sectors, interest areas can include gene therapy, telomere attrition, proteostasis, regenerative medicine, personalized diagnostics/biomarkers, preventative therapies, cognitive enhancement, and more. That said, the firm has no strong interest in particular technologies and is open to all modalities. The firm is also opportunistic in terms of stage of development.

The firm seeks companies with strong, protectable IP with clear origins and ownership, backed by a diverse team with a strong track record and technologies with validated proof of concept. The firm has a 3-step due diligence process which includes: (1) initial review, (2) additional review – where the firm looks more closely into main differentiating factors of the company (IP, business model, etc.), and (3) final review. The firm is open to leading, co-leading, or co-investing, and has a strong co-investment and syndication network of likeminded investors.

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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