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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: Hong Kong PE Firm Seeks to Invest Up to $10 M in Clinically Validated Medical Device and Diagnostics Products with China Angle

12 Jul

A PE firm that is headquartered in Hong Kong with additional offices throughout China currently manages over US$4 billion in assets and invests across several industry sectors including healthcare. The firm is interested in pre-growth and growth stage companies. Typical investment size ranges from US$5-10 million in Series A rounds. The firm seeks to lead but is open to syndicating with co-investors. The firm is now looking for opportunities in China, the US, and Canada.

Within healthcare, the firm focuses on medical devices and diagnostic technologies that have a China angle. The firm prefers products that have achieved clinical validation with proven advantages. The firm is also interested in clinical-stage biopharmaceutical opportunities as well as health information technology. The firm is opportunistic in terms of indication areas but is less interested in orphan diseases.

The firm is looking for experienced management teams with track record of success. The firm typically requests board representation in its portfolio companies.

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Hot Investor Mandate 1: Global VC Firm Headquartered in Asia Invests in All Parts of Therapeutics, Medical Devices, Diagnostics, and Digital Health

28 Jun

A venture capital firm founded in 2005 has multiple offices throughout Asia, New York, and San Diego. The firm has closed its fifth fund in 2017 and is currently raising a sixth fund, which the firm is targeting to be the largest fund to date. The firm continues to actively seek investment opportunities across a wide range of industries. 1/3 of the fund is dedicated to global/USA-based life sciences and healthcare investments, while the rest of the fund will focus on investing in Asia-based companies. On average, the initial size of investment is in the $2-5M range but the firm has the capacity to invest more in companies they identify as a strong fit. The firm can participate anywhere from Seed to Series B, but Series A is their sweet spot.

The firm is an opportunistic investor and will consider therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, and healthcare IT companies. However, the firm will generally avoid single therapeutic assets and those that are pre-clinical or earlier. The firm is open to novel medical devices of all FDA regulatory pathways, including 510k and PMA. The firm is strongly interested in platform plays, or technologies that have implications in multiple disease areas or indications. Examples include novel drug delivery platforms, drug discovery platforms that leverage AI or machine learning, regenerative medicine, etc.

The firm considers the management team’s character and entrepreneurial spirit – more so than the team’s experience – as one of the most important factors in the investment screening process. Each partner of the firm will dedicate their time to become acquainted with the management team and determine their degree of fit. The targeted market and the company’s competitive edge are also important considerations. The firm prefers to act as the lead investor and will seek board representation, but is also open to co-investing.

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Hot Investor Mandate 2: USA-Based Venture Capital Firm Invests in Medical Devices, Diagnostics, and Digital Health with Strong Interests in Applications of AI and Machine Learning

28 Jun

A venture capital company founded in 2005 and located in California manages just under $70 million in assets across 2 funds and makes equity investments into companies ranging from a few hundred thousand dollars to $2 million with additional capital reserved for follow on rounds. The firm is looking for companies located throughout the United States and plans to make 4 new investments over the next 6-9 months.

The firm is looking for companies developing Medical Devices and Diagnostics, Healthcare IT products and Life Science Research Tools with an emphasis on fast to market low capital intense products that reduce the cost of delivering quality healthcare. For Healthcare IT investments the firm is most interested in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) applications and is generally not interested in Telehealth and EMR solutions. The firm is open to all sub-sectors and indications in the Medical technology space except for those targeting diseases and disorders of the spine. The firm will invest in both seed and later stage companies.

The firm is looking for companies with skilled and experienced management teams. The firm generally looks to take a board seat into companies after investment and play and active role in the management. The firm is willing to invest in both public and privately held companies.

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Hot Investor Mandate 3: VC Firm Seeks Investment Opportunities in Digital Health and Medical Device Technologies that Address Problems of Large Unmet Need in Healthcare

28 Jun

A venture capital firm spun out of a leading university looks to provide primarily seed stage financings to companies ranging from $100K – $500k initially with up to $5-6 million provided over the lifetime of the investment. The firm prefers to invest in companies in the Eastern United States but is open to considering companies from around the globe. The firm could make as many as 6-7 investments over the next 6-9 months.

The firm is looking for companies working in sectors of digital health and more selectively medical devices. The firm is only interested in companies that are targeting very larger markets/unmet needs and is not interested in companies that require FDA Approval. The firm is especially interested in companies utilizing software for the optimization of various products and processes within healthcare. The firm is not interested in consumer-facing products.

The firm is very open to working with young entrepreneurs and generally looks to take a board seat following the investment. The firm is looking for companies with the potential to become very large organizations capable of being worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Hot Investor Mandate 1: Japanese CVC with USA Offices Invests in Novel Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Digital Health Technologies

24 May

A corporate venture arm of a diversified business based in Tokyo is focused on investing in various sectors, including healthcare. The team is based in offices in both the West and East Coast. The fund has an evergreen structure looking to allocate between $1-$3 million per deal initially and up to $5 million over the life of the investment. The firm is seeking to invest in approximately 2-4 companies over the next 12 months and are open to investing in companies across the globe.

Sectors of interest include: pharmaceuticals, medical device and digital health. Therapeutic and product areas of interest include: Pain, critical care, musculoskeletal disease, kidney disease, DDS, patient monitoring technologies, bioprocessing technologies, digital therapeutics. The firm is open to all stages of investment, with a general preference toward companies with at least some early clinical data.

The firm invests in private companies and is willing to work with all types of management teams including incomplete teams. The firm generally requests at least an observer seat following investment.

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Hot Investor Mandate 4: Chinese VC/PE Firm Works on Early and Late-Stage Deals in Medical Devices and Therapeutics with China Market Potential

17 May

A Shanghai-based venture capital/private equity firm manages both USD and RMB denominated funds. The firm invests in Series A rounds at $1-2M, though its sweet spot is investing $10-15M in Series B/C rounds. The firm works closely with local provincial Chinese governments, allowing them the ability to bring technology successfully into the Chinese market. The firm will generally not invest in the seed stage and seeks opportunities globally.

The firm invests in pharmaceuticals and Class II medical devices, including an interest in 505(b)(2) repurposed compounds, as well as healthcare-related industries. The firm is interested in all therapeutic areas and in early to mid-development stage companies. The firm focuses on unmet medical needs with a China market potential.

The firm does not have management team requirements. The firm will typically take a board seat post-investment, and has the capability to lead and co-invest.

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