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Hot Investor Mandate 1: Japanese Pharmaceutical Seeks to Partner with Global Innovations in Therapeutics, Devices, Digital Health with Focus in Orthopedics, Respiratory, Cardivascular Diseases

21 Jun

A pharmaceutical company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, focuses on two main sectors: pharmaceutical and medical device for home healthcare. The company is seeking innovative medical technologies to strengthen its pipeline while expanding into new areas. The company is looking for in-licensing and collaborative R&D opportunities in the US, Canada, EU, and Israel.

The company has existing businesses in respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and orthopedics. The firm is seeking innovative, home-care, therapeutic medical devices in the disease sectors described above. The company is also interested in home patient monitoring products. In addition, the company is looking for innovations in the following areas: neurological disorders such as stroke, depression, Parkinson’s disease, etc.; cancer; wound care; and rehabilitation, which all must be used at home care. The company is most interested in PMA and de novo therapeutic devices in the home-care settings. The company prefers assets with initial patient data. Furthermore, the company is seeking opportunities in digital medicine business (but not for consumer products) in disease areas described above.

Within pharmaceuticals, the company had previously focused on late clinical stage assets in orthopedics, respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular diseases, but has expanded interests to consider early-stage opportunities. The company is most interested in small molecule and peptide drugs.

The company is looking for assets that are a compliment to its portfolio. The company prefers to own rights in the Japan market, while its partners can keep US or EU rights. The company’s regulatory team, clinical team and support system can assist its partners with product registration and distribution in Japan.

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: West Coast-Based Family Office Invests Up to $10M Into Early-Stage Therapeutics, Devices, and Tools Companies

31 May

A family office based in the West Coast invests in primarily early-stage (seed, Series A, Series B) companies with truly innovative technologies with a typical investment size of $2-10M per company. The firm will generally lead investments and invests globally with no geographic preference.

The firm is agnostic across life science sectors, including therapeutics, devices, and tools, but will not consider Healthcare IT or digital health technologies. The firm focuses on early stage preclinical to clinical-stage technology, though may be open to commercial-stage technology depending on the opportunity.

The firm is seeking companies with founders who have big ambitions, and a demonstrated ability to sell their team, investors, and partners on their vision. Previous startup experience is a big plus, but not required, and they will invest in young and first-time entrepreneurs.

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

Hot Investor Mandate 2: Venture Firm Seeking Cellular Engineering Technologies for Diagnostics, Devices, and Therapeutics

10 May

A venture fund focusing on the frontiers of the intersection of science and technology looks for companies that are changing the market standards through innovative approaches. The firm is interested in US-based companies and generally invests in seed-series A rounds, typically when less than $5m is being raised. The firm invests in pre-clinical/in development technologies but prefers there to be proof-of-concept data. For medical devices, the firm will consider devices in the 510k regulatory pathway. The firm will generally invest between $250,000-1M, and will often connect companies to larger funds for later capital raises.

The firm is agnostic to sector and indication, and will also consider platform technologies. However, the firm is looking for companies that use DNA and cellular engineering technologies for diagnostics and therapeutics. The firm is not interested in standard therapeutics approaches such as small molecules. For medical devices, the firm is looking for devices that change the paradigms of care, solving an unmet need with a unique approach.

The firm does not require a board seat when investing. Rather, the firm will be as involved as necessary to help the company succeed, whether through personal intervention or through a connection to an external expert.

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: San Francisco-based Large Global Private Investment Firm Seeking Early-Stage Therapeutics and Commercial-Stage Devices Worldwide

10 May

A large PE/VC is investing in life science innovation through its $5B Growth and Rise funds. The firm is a leading global private investment firm with over $59 billion AUM, based in San Francisco, California. The investment size typically ranges from $20M to $50M in equity. The firm is agnostic to company location or stage.

The firm aims to invest in therapeutics, commercial stage medical devices, and opportunistically in other innovative life sciences spaces. For therapeutics, the firm seeks small molecules and biologics and is open to all indications including orphan indications. The firm will consider products in all phases of clinical trials, from pre-clinical to phase III, and also commercial stage therapeutics. The firm is open to both PMA and 510K devices, as long as the device is already being sold at a commercial stage. The firm is also interested in services such as CROs and CMOs as well as tools of genomics and proteomics.

The firm invests for the long term, and is heavily involved in, and committed to, the growth and success of their portfolio companies. The firm, therefore, generally take a board seat/observer rights. The firm only invests in private 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 4: Hong Kong-based Family Office Seeking Small Molecule Therapeutics, Devices, Diagnostics, and Healthcare IT Globally

10 May

A wholly-owned venture arm of a Hong-Kong based family is focused on making early stage life science investments across sectors such as new therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, medical/healthcare services, healthcare IT and etc. The firm is managed by a team of investment professionals who are entrepreneurial, have deep scientific and industry knowledge and are effective in the environment in which they operate.

The firm seeks to invest in new therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, medical/healthcare services, healthcare IT etc. For therapeutics, the firm seeks novel small molecule and biologics and is agnostic in terms of indication. However, indications that address a large market in China are of interest. The firm looks for early stage assets in pre-clinical and phase I of clinical trials. However, the firm will not rule out assets in phase II. For devices, the firm is opportunistic in terms of the class of device.

The firm seeks an active role in its portfolio companies and generally obtain a seat on the board.

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.

Hot Life Science Investor Mandate 3: Global VC Firm Seeking Investments for Multiple Funds

17 Jul

A Venture Capital firm, with offices in the Eastern US and Europe, currently manages three active funds, two focused on private equities and one focused on public equities. The firm is currently in the process of raising a private equity fund that it plans to have its first close in Sept/Oct 2014. The firm’s private equity funds make investments in the form of preferred equity; the public equity fund invests in the form of PIPEs and public market placements. The size of the firm’s investments is highly varied, as the firm pursues a great variety of opportunities with investments falling anywhere in the €2-€15 million range. The firm is actively seeking new investments in the life science sector, and will consider potential opportunities in Europe and North America.

The firm’s new fund plans to invest broadly in the life sciences across sectors of therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and healthcare IT. The fund is very open across stage, indication and technology types with a slight preference for companies working with platform technologies. The firm also manages a fund that focuses on medical devices, diagnostics and healthcare IT companies with products on the market or close to commercialization. With this fund the firm specifically looks for opportunities that are both increasing quality and reducing the cost of care.

The firm places a considerable focus on technology when vetting deals; the partners of the firm are MDs, PhDs or both. In addition to strong technology the firm prefers to invest in management teams with strong track records and deep domain expertise, preferably with prior experience of achieving success in a venture-backed life science company. The firm generally looks to take a board seat following 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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