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Hot Investor Mandate: VC Firm Seeks to Invest in Medical Device, Scientific Instrument, and Digital Health Technologies in the Midwest and Southern California

12 Jul

A venture capital firm located in the midwest USA with several offices nationwide. The firm has 3 funds, the third of which they are investing from. The third fund has a vintage year of 2016. The firm currently is looking to make investments from this fund typically in the $.25-1M range with 2x that amount saved for follow on investments. The firm is looking to make 10 investments a year through 2019. The firm typically invests in companies raising Seed Investments, Seed Extensions, or Series A investments. The firm tends to lead 30-40% of their investments and co-invests in the rest. The firm looks at companies primarily in the Midwest, but is also interested in companies in Southern California.

The firm looks for investments primarily in the healthcare IT, medical devices, scientific instruments, and agriculture technology spaces. For the healthcare IT, agriculture technology, and scientific instrument companies, the firm prefers for the companies to have demonstrated product-market fit, some decent revenue traction, and a good revenue trend-line. For the medical device companies, the firm prefers to invest in companies that are just prior to FDA approval or are going through the FDA approval process. The firm’s focus on IT is much broader than just healthcare IT and is willing to consider IT companies beyond the healthcare sector.

The firm looks for companies with experienced management teams. When leading the investments, the firm requests a board seat and when co-investing, the company requests board observer rights if possible.

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Hot Investor Mandate 3: California-Based VC Seeking to Invest in Therapeutic Technologies that Solve Problems Within Genetically Driven Diseases

17 May

A California-based firm backed by a number of well-known global funds is actively seeking investment opportunities. The firm prefers to be the first institutional investor in a company, and is typically an active, lead investor (often the sole investor). The firm typically invests in 5 opportunities per year.

The firm focuses on genetic drivers of disease, and therefore only invests in treatments for monogenic diseases or genetically-driven cancers. The firm is only interested in treatments that elicit a disease-modifying response; treatments that target symptoms of monogenic diseases are not of interest. Therapeutics must have a clearly-defined mechanism of action. The firm usually invests at the preclinical stage, up to 18 months prior to IND, but is open to later stage candidates (including clinical).

The firm focuses on individual products, not technology platforms. The firm typically houses each single asset in its own discrete subsidiary. The firm has internal expertise in medicinal chemistry, biology, and clinical trials, with personnel having significantly contributed to 30+ INDs and 10+ approved drugs. The company will often leverage internal expertise for subsidiaries, and can also assist with recruiting.

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