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Hot Investor Mandate 2: Canada-Based VC Partnered with China I-Bank to Invest Up to $10M or More in Life Science Companies in North America

3 May

A venture capital firm based in Canada is making investments out of its first fund which closed at $500M. The fund was jointly established with a leading Chinese investment bank. The firm usually makes initial investments in the range of $5M-$10M with additional capital reserved for follow-on investments, but is capable of making smaller or larger investments. The firm primarily makes straight equity investments, but may consider convertible notes for smaller/earlier rounds. On occasion, public companies may be considered for investment. The firm is open to opportunities globally and will lead rounds as well as co-invest in a syndicate. The firm has no set number of investments it makes per year, but is a relatively nimble firm and able to act quickly when an opportunity presents itself.

The firm’s focus is in health sciences, including therapeutics, devices, diagnostics and health IT. Generally, the firm focuses on assets with clinical data and will invest in up unto Ph. III. The firm will evaluate pre-clinical assets pending there is a strong scientific rationale, and tends to prioritize platform technologies for early-stage assets. As for medical device companies, the firm prefers to see products with clinical data.

The firm prefers to work with experienced management teams, but will consider first time entrepreneurs as well. The firm typically seeks a board seat along with investment and in addition to capital, seeks to add value through developmental, infrastructure and expertise support, as needed, through the firm’s global network. The firm’s approach is to establish long-term relationships with target companies, with a view to enable and strengthen management to realize the full potential and value of the technology.

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: Venture Arm of Global Medical Device Company Looking to Invest In or Partner with Early-Stage Companies Developing Platforms for Regenerative Medicine

26 Apr

A venture arm of a global medical device company that has worked with researchers and physicians for more than 50 years to develop more effective therapeutic tools, is focused on developing research and clinical tools to advance regenerative medicine therapies from the lab to the patient. The firm is focused on early-stage technologies and is flexible in terms of deal structures and partnerships with startup companies, including seed stage equity investments, strategic partnerships, and joint ventures/collaborations. The firm looks to be a dedicated partner working closely with startups to advance technologies and build companies. The firm has a global presence and is open to early-stage companies from around the world.

The firm’s core focus is on tools and bioprocessing platforms for regenerative medicine including, but not limited to, cell and gene therapies. Interests also include therapies that rely on immature or insufficient manufacturing tools and processes. Some examples of the firm’s products include a platelet lysate culture media to expand cell lines, automated fill/finish and thawing devices, a cryogenic vial to protect samples throughout lab processes, a blood filtration system for autologous cell therapy preparation and more.

The firm has no strict requirements for companies or management teams.

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

Active Healthcare Investors and Strategic Partners Are Attending RESI San Diego

8 Jun

By Dennis Ford, Founder & CEO, Life Science Nation; Creator of RESI Conference Series

Life Science Nation (LSN) and Johnson and Johnson Innovation, JLABS have launched San Diego’s first Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) Conference on June 19th, 2017 during the 2017 BIO week when the biotech and medtech world gathers in San Diego. RESI San Diego will bring together 400+ fundraising CEOs and 400+ early stage investors (a 1:1 ratio) from around the globe, providing the opportunity for dialogue and relationship building, with the goal of eventual capital allocations. Register for RESI now.

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