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Hot Investor Mandate 4: Germany-Based CVC with a Global Presence Invests in Innovative Medical Technologies Globally, Including Imaging & PoC and In Vitro Diagnostics

7 Jun

A corporate venture firm is headquartered in Munich, Germany, with additional offices worldwide. The fund invests in medical technology companies that are strategically relevant to the corporate’s interests. Investments in equity rounds range from $1-5 million and are made worldwide.

The firm’s primary focuses within healthcare are medical imaging (including both equipment and software) and diagnostics (particularly point of care diagnostics and molecular diagnostics). In these sectors, the firm focuses on products used in a hospital setting. The firm also invests in digital health solutions that add value to imaging and diagnostics, such as data-as-a-service products. The firm is potentially interested in medical robotics. The firm will invest in any medical indication area, and only invests in companies that have attained proof of concept data for their product, with a preference for companies that have a product on the market that can demonstrate traction and revenue.

The firm generally does not attach strategic rights to an investment other than the right to be informed if the company is seeking a buyer. The firm requires a board seat or a board observer in each portfolio company.

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: USA Venture Fund Invests in Therapeutics and Digital Health, With Strong Interests in Small Molecule Therapies in Inflammation, Infectious, Autoimmune Diseases

31 May

A USA-based venture capital fund is currently making investments out of a $150-million-dollar fund. The firm is looking to make 15 additional investments with allocations generally in the $1-3 million range. The firm is looking to make equity investments and is open to investing in companies globally.

The firm is interested in therapeutic companies developing small molecules for inflammation, infectious and autoimmune disease and stays away from biologics, cell and gene therapy. The firm is also interested in digital health and mobile health services, AI in healthcare, B2B2C medical devices. The firm is looking for companies with some level of proof-of-concept data either in vivo or in vitro up until Phase II of clinical trials. As for digital health, the firm is looking for scalable SAAS models, novel types of healthcare delivery, point-of-care diagnostics and patient’s self-management tools.

The firm is willing to work with incomplete management teams, often working with IP that has just recently spun out of a university. The firm is willing and able to act as a lead or co-investor in financing rounds.

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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.

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: Family Office Creates Investment Arm for Medical Device Companies Based in the U.S.

10 May

A family office arm specializes in investing in and operating medical device companies in which it holds a controlling interest. The firm looks to invest in early and seed stage companies with the goal of investing in 1-2 companies per year to add to its portfolio.

The firm looks to invest in medical device companies that are still in development. The firm prefers technologies subject to the FDA 510(k) pathway, but will consider PMA/combination device and therapeutics if the technology is extremely disruptive. The investors are agnostic with regards to subsector and indication. Current portfolio companies include surgical tools for cardiovascular interventions, consumer health electronics, hospital hardware and therapeutic delivery devices for multiple clinical applications.

The firm looks to invest in companies with great technology that need operational expertise to help advance the technology to market with the goal of leveraging its internal management team for execution of product development, regulatory, and commercial strategy.

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.

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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.

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