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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.

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: 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.

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: Family Office with USA and UK Offices Seeks to Invest Up to $5M in Early-Stage Therapeutics Companies with Preference for Platform Technologies

24 May

A family office investment vehicle with offices in the USA and UK is looking to provide equity capital to USA-based therapeutic companies. The firm usually invests in Series A or B rounds, and will consider to participate in a seed round of financing. The firms typical deal size is variable, generally going as high as $5 million for an initial investment.

The firm is currently looking for companies developing Therapeutics. The firm is opportunistic in terms of sub-sector and indication though they do have a preference for companies with platform technologies. The firm is willing to invest in companies with a lead asset in preclinical through Phase II of clinical trials. The firm’s portfolio includes oncology, the microbiome, pain, neurological and rare diseases biotech companies.

The firm looks to invest in companies with experienced management teams. The firm is capable to act as either a lead or a co-lead investor and generally seeks board or board observer rights. As a pro-active investor, the firm will assist in the growth of a company, recruit new talents, develop preclinical, clinical and IP strategies.

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Hot Investor Mandate 1: Firm Partnered with a Family Office Seeking to Provide Seed Capital to USA-Based Therapeutics Opportunities

17 May

A Chicago-based life sciences investment fund is focused on accelerating the growth of early-stage biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Partnered with a family investment office, the firm seeks to make 10 seed round investments within the next year. The firm will invest in companies based in the U.S.

The firm is seeking investments in biotech/therapeutics companies and is not interested in medical device or digital health technologies. The firm is interested in companies with assets or platform technologies in preclinical or early clinical development and is indication agnostic.

The firm does not have any company management team requirements.

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: 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.

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Hot Investor Mandate 3: USA VC Firm Seeks to Invest in All Sectors of Life Sciences, with Focus on Companies Outside of Major Biotech Hubs

3 May

A venture capital firm based in Texas is focused on early and growth-stage biotech and medical device companies. The group is currently raising their second fund and is actively evaluating deals. Initial investments typically are in the $3M-$5M range and are usually in the form of straight equity, but may use convertible notes in select situations. The firm looks to take meaningful stake in portfolio companies and play an active role in their development. The firm is open to companies based in the U.S., with a specific interest in companies located outside of the major biotech hubs of Boston and San Francisco.

The firm is most interested in the biotech/therapeutics space and will consider medtech companies on a secondary basis. The firm does not invest in diagnostic or healthcare IT companies. The firm is mostly opportunistic in terms of technology type and indication area, however the group prioritizes companies with products addressing unmet medical need and unique mechanisms of action. For early-stage companies, the firm targets companies who have at least had a pre-IND meeting with the FDA and invest in companies ranging from pre-clinical to Ph. II clinical trials.

The firm has no strict company or management team requirements, but does look to be a very active investor and always requires a board seat along with an investment.

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

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