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Hot Investor Mandate 2: Subsidiary of Large Pharmaceutical Looking for Innovative Therapeutic Companies Developing Treatments for Rare Blood Diseases

21 Jun

A fully owned subsidiary of a large pharmaceutical that focuses on treating rare blood diseases. The company partners with and invests in early stage companies in the blood disease field using a variety of structures. The company is open to partnering with companies worldwide.

The company is focused solely on rare blood diseases, including hemophilia, sickle cell disease, cold agglutinin disease, and beta thalassemia; the firm will consider assets in any rare blood disease, but does not consider blood cancers or blood-born pathogens. The company will consider assets from the very early idea stage through to commercial products. In addition to any therapeutic drugs that treat blood diseases, the company is also interested in other modalities such as medical devices, wearables and digital technologies that help treat or manage blood diseases.

The company is open to working with companies and researchers from a very early stage; for companies that do not yet have a complete management team, the company may take an active role in building a team or guiding development.

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Hot Investor Mandate 4: Corporate Venture Arm of Global Pharma Seeks Therapeutics Companies with Focus on Pre-IND Assets in All Indications

21 Jun

A financially driven corporate life science venture fund of a global pharmaceutical company, invests with the purpose of fostering innovation, driving significant patient benefit, and generating superior returns by creating and investing in innovative life science companies at various stages of their development, independent from the corporate’s strategy. The firm has offices in USA and Europe, and focuses its investment activities in these countries. The firm typically makes equity investments in early venture rounds, investing up to $25 million over multiple financing rounds with 6-8 investments in any given year.

The firm invests in therapeutics with a focus on pre-IND assets and Series A investment rounds. The firm is interested in all classes and indications of innovative therapeutics with paradigm shifting potential.

The firm invests exclusively in privately held companies and aims to be a lead or co-lead with a director position.

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Hot Investor Mandate 1: China-Based VC Firm Can Invest Up to $50M in Life Science Companies, Including Therapeutics, Medical Devices, Diagnostics, and Digital Health

14 Jun

A venture firm based in China with offices in the West and East Coast currently funds healthcare companies out of their $3.5B fund. The firm is interested in companies raising their seed to Series A rounds and provides investments that can range from $5M to $50M depending on the opportunity. The firm seeks opportunities globally, though has a preference on companies based in China.

The firm is interested in therapeutics, medical devices without drug components, in-vitro diagnostics, and healthcare IT. The firm is interested in preclinical to early-stage clinical (Ph I-II) technologies. The firm is indication agnostic, though highly prefers technology with a China market angle.

The firm does not have a management team requirement, and will help support early-stage companies with filling management teams, if necessary.

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Hot Investor Mandate 2: Sister Fund to USA-Based Biotech Focused Investment Firm Invests Up to $20M in Therapeutics, Medical Devices with Strong China Angle

14 Jun

A newly established sister fund to a USA based biotech focused fund looks to fund companies either based in China or with a strong China angle. The firm will invest 60-70% of its funds in therapeutics, with the rest in medical devices. For most of its investments, the firm will invest around $20M in Seed to Series A rounds for a majority stake in the company, in addition to taking active part in the company. Occasionally, the firm will make a minority investment in a company, no later than Series B, but is by no means a passive investor. The firm is looking for companies with technologies either in development or in clinical trials, unless based in China, in which case the company’s lead candidate must already be in clinical trials.

While fairly agnostic to subsector and indication, the firm is interested in therapeutics and medical devices that are relevant to the Chinese market. Of particular interest are technologies related to oncology indications common to China, ophthalmic indications, neurodegenerative diseases, and women’s health and fertility.

The firm is looking to take a majority share in most of its portfolio companies, followed by active involvement in company management. In all cases the firm looks to be an active investor. The company must have a China angle, whether it has headquarters or offices there, or is pursuing the Chinese market or clinical trials in China.

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Hot Investor Mandate 4: Japanese Pharmaceutical with Established USA Subsidiary Seeks Innovative Early-Stage Therapeutics Assets in Neurodegenerative & Neurodevelopmental Diseases

14 Jun

A multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Japan is actively looking globally for opportunities to in-license cutting-edge, early stage therapeutic assets. The pharma also has a large USA-based subsidiary. Sponsored research may also be considered with a focus on Japan-based academic institutions.

The firm’s external R&D is focused on both neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental diseases including Parkinson’s disease, autism, Rett Syndrome, fragile X, and lysosomal storage diseases. The firm is interested in platform technology and early stage hits/seeds in CNS/neurology. This includes new MOAs such as gene therapy, stem cell therapy, BBB penetrating biologics and monoclonal antibodies acting on new targets. The firm is also interested in later-stage assets (phase III to on the market) in diabetes, immunology, and infectious diseases for the Asia markets.

The firm is looking for assets that would be strategic a fit with its current portfolio. The firm is willing to negotiate regional rights based each therapeutic field. For example, in immunology and neurology, the firm would prefer both US and Asia rights. In diabetes, infectious diseases, and other areas, the firm can request Asia rights only.

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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.

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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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