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Hot Investor Mandate 3: Boston-Based VC Firm Makes Pre-Seed/Seed Investments in Data-Driven Technologies Including AI, Drug Discovery, and Computational Biotech

31 May

A venture firm headquartered in Boston, MA focus on pre-seed and seed stage investments, typically with an initially investment of $500K to $1M as part of the company’s first institutional funding. The firm prefers companies located in the USA and Canada. The firm will make 5-10 new investments over the next 12 months.

The firm partners with entrepreneurs solving real-world problems with data and machine learning, focusing on applications of frontier technologies such as AI, computational biotech, connected sensors, AR/VR, and blockchain. Past investments include biomedical and genomics data analytics platforms, data and analysis tools for drug discovery, and related areas.

The firm desires experienced management teams with a vision for the future. The firm can take a board seat when they have specific expertise in the area, and does not have an equity target. Strong technical teams who have a deep understanding of their markets is desired, though the firm is comfortable partnering with very early-stage (pre-product) companies.

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

Hot Investor Mandate 3: Corporate Venture Arm of Leading Netherlands’ Telecom Service Provider Looking for Data and Software-Based Healthcare Technologies

19 Apr

Established in 2015, a corporate venture capital investment arm of a leading telecom and ICT service provider has interests in a variety of sectors in relation to their corporate activities, one of them being Digital Health. The firm manages a €70M revolving venture fund via which the firm invests in fast growing technology companies (Series A-C). In addition, the firm selectively invest in venture capital investment funds that complement the firm’ direct investment strategy and provide broader access to new technology companies and partnership opportunities. In January 2018, the firm for example initiated an early stage (seed) investment fund with multiple Dutch investors.

The firm aims to create value-creating partnerships with innovative technology companies providing access to capital, industry expertise, professional network and customer channels. The firm mainly focuses on opportunities based in Europe but is also interested to get in touch with companies which are located in USA and Canada, as long as they have an interest in expanding their commercial activities to the Netherlands. The firm’s initial ticket size typically ranges from €0.5M to €3M for minority stakes, building long-term partnerships, ultimately aiming for external exits, not acquisitions. The firm is open to both leading and co-investing, depending on the proposition. While the firm does not aim for a specific number of investments, the firm has made 6 investments per year since establishment.

The firm is highly interested in B2B/B2C software-based technology companies. The firm will only consider medical or diagnostic hardware companies that have a strong data or software component. The firm is especially interested in technologies that enable easier and smarter health management for patients and or medical professionals (i.e. self-monitoring devices for chronic disease management with real-time data accessibility, preventative healthcare, etc.). The firm is also interested in propositions that focus on (cyber) security solutions and or propositions that create efficiencies/cost-reductions within health organizations.

The firm seeks technologies that have a strategic fit or enough potential for a future collaboration with the firm’s health business, that fall under the firm’s sectors of interest. The firm prefers to work with management teams with a proven track record and wants to see market traction/validation, with at least €0.5M in annual revenues.

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

Hot Investor Mandate 1: Large VC Firm Focused on Data-Driven Life Science Technologies, from Devices to Computational Drug Discovery

5 Apr

A venture capital firm with offices in California backs entrepreneurs applying deep and differentiated technology to transform giant industries. The firm focuses on seed and series A investments and has raised multiple funds to date, with over $1B AUM. The firm usually makes seed investments in the range of $250K – $1M and venture-stage investments from $1M-$4M and may use both convertible notes or straight equity. The firm may lead or co-invest in a syndicate and looks to add unique value to entrepreneurs with a strong Equity Partner network, operational experience and technical background.

The firm invests in several verticals and is focused on deep technologies such as AI, advanced materials, quantum computing, etc. In the healthcare space, the firm is focused on the entire continuum including computational drug discovery, AI-driven diagnostics, better/faster clinical trials and technologies used by payers and providers to better understand and manage risk and drive better outcomes. The common theme is that the startup’s underlying technology be novel and data-driven. The firm is also interested in synthetic biology. The firm does not invest in biopharma or traditional medical devices/diagnostics with a standard regulatory pathway.

The firm requires that startups have some type of proof-of concept and traction. The firm prefers experienced/proven management teams and entrepreneurs that are introduced through the firm’s network. The firm typically seeks a board seat when leading an investment.

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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