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Hot Investor Mandate 4: USA-Based Investment Firm Can Invest Over $10M in Innovative Medtech and Digital Health Companies Based in Texas or Southwestern USA

5 Jul

A venture capital firm that was founded in 2006 and is based in the Southern USA has managed $400 million in total assets, and recently closed its sixth fund. The firm typically makes equity investments into enterprise software, medical devices, and healthcare IT companies in the seed, series A, series B and series C stages. The typical investment size ranges from $3 million to $10+ million per company. The allocation numbers will vary over the next 6-9 months. For early-stage investments, the firm primarily invests in companies based in Texas, but they will also consider opportunities in the Southwest of the US.

The firm is currently looking for new investment opportunities in enterprise software, medical devices, and the healthcare IT space. The firm will invest in 510k devices and healthcare IT companies, and it is very opportunistic in terms of indications. In the past, the firm was active in medical device companies developing dental devices, endovascular innovation devices, and women’s health devices.

The firm generally seeks to invest in private companies. The firm will consider pre-revenue companies and has no specific requirements for the company’s management team.

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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 4: Investment Firm with Offices in USA, China, and India Invests Opportunistically in Life Sciences, with Strongest Interest in Novel Medical Devices and Cardiovascular Diseases

28 Jun

Founded in 2015, is a venture capital firm with offices in Boston, China, and India currently manages a fund with $125 million and is actively seeking investment opportunities across a wide range of industries. A significant allocation of the fund is dedicated to healthcare investments, while the rest of the fund will focus on investing in automation/robotics companies and relations to healthcare. On average, the size of investment is $2.5M. The firm seeks opportunities that provide some degree of investment loss protection through strong intellectual property. The firm can participate anywhere from Seed to Series B. The firm is willing to both lead and co-invest in companies located around the globe, with a preference in US, China, and Germany. The firm plans to make 6-8 investments per year but is flexible. The firm is actively seeking new investment opportunities.

The firm is a flexible and opportunistic investor that is currently considering Therapeutics, Medical Devices, Diagnostics, and Healthcare IT companies. The firm is open to all kinds of sectors and indications. The firm is open to novel medical devices of all FDA regulatory pathways, including 510k and PMA. The firm is strongly interested in medical devices and cardiovascular diseases. In terms of therapeutics, the firm will look at products of all stages from pre-clinical to phase III. Regarding medical devices and diagnostics, the firm will invest at any stage of development.

The firm will invest in privately held companies only. The firm has no specific requirements for the management team. The firm may take a board seat in applicable cases, but the firm prefers to have board observer rights in its portfolio company.

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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 3: USA Venture Firm Seeks to Invest in Innovative Digital Health and Software-Based Diagnostic Companies

14 Jun

A venture capital firm with multiple offices in the USA is looking to invest in tech-driven companies that have at least one female on the leadership team. The firm invests in technology companies, including those in the healthcare sector, such as digital health and software-based diagnostics companies. The firm will invest primarily in series A-B rounds in USA-based companies with at least $1M in revenue. The firm will typically make initial investments between $1.5-5M.

The firm invests in technology companies in the digital health space that are solving some of the world’s greatest challenges. The firm particularly likes to see companies that are creating more affordable health solutions.

The firm does not require a board seat when investing, but may take one if the firm leads an investment round.

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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 3: Joint Initiative Launched by a Leading Pharma and VC Firm Invests in Digital Health Companies with USA Focus

7 Jun

A digital health investment company launched in 2016 by a leading pharma and venture capital firm in the industry focuses on the digital health space ranging from therapeutics to diagnostic solutions in areas such as: precision medicine, behavioral health, wearables, and data analytics. The firm is seeking to make 6-8 new investments within the next two years. The firm’s investments range dependent on the opportunity, and focuses on investing in Seed to Series A rounds. For earlier stage companies, the firm has the ability to both lead and co-invest. The firm focuses on companies based in the U.S., but is open to invest globally.

The firm focuses on digital health technologies and solutions that aim to improve patient care and lifestyle. The firm is especially interested in technology with a software component, such as those that control patient care through monitoring medications and therapies, as well as technology with a big data component. The firm will only look at devices if they have an information component and/or generate data. The firm is also interested in technology with machine-learning applications. The firm is not interested in pure EMR or hospital IT systems. Based on all the criteria, the firm is indication agnostic.

The firm is a very active investor that seeks to be fully involved in their portfolio companies. The firm will take a board seat after the investment and will help companies fill management teams, if necessary.

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