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Hot Investor Mandate: VC Firm Seeks to Invest in Medical Device, Scientific Instrument, and Digital Health Technologies in the Midwest and Southern California

12 Jul

A venture capital firm located in the midwest USA with several offices nationwide. The firm has 3 funds, the third of which they are investing from. The third fund has a vintage year of 2016. The firm currently is looking to make investments from this fund typically in the $.25-1M range with 2x that amount saved for follow on investments. The firm is looking to make 10 investments a year through 2019. The firm typically invests in companies raising Seed Investments, Seed Extensions, or Series A investments. The firm tends to lead 30-40% of their investments and co-invests in the rest. The firm looks at companies primarily in the Midwest, but is also interested in companies in Southern California.

The firm looks for investments primarily in the healthcare IT, medical devices, scientific instruments, and agriculture technology spaces. For the healthcare IT, agriculture technology, and scientific instrument companies, the firm prefers for the companies to have demonstrated product-market fit, some decent revenue traction, and a good revenue trend-line. For the medical device companies, the firm prefers to invest in companies that are just prior to FDA approval or are going through the FDA approval process. The firm’s focus on IT is much broader than just healthcare IT and is willing to consider IT companies beyond the healthcare sector.

The firm looks for companies with experienced management teams. When leading the investments, the firm requests a board seat and when co-investing, the company requests board observer rights if possible.

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-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.

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

Hot Investor Mandate 3: Venture Capital Firm with Strong Connections to China Seeks to Invest in Global, Early-Stage Biotech Companies with Opportunistic Outlook

21 Jun

A venture capital firm founded in 2014 has an office in the West Coast with its parent company based in Hangzhou, China. The firm currently has invested in over 39 companies across a wide variety of sectors including biotech, IoT, AI, etc. The firm’s strong connection with Chinese partners enables the firm to support companies with market entry in China. The firm is currently allocating out of its first fund of $20M and prefers to participate in seed/pre-series A financing rounds with check sizes of no larger than $500K.

The firm is currently raising a second fund with a target size of $50M, through which the firm hopes to invest more capital in later rounds (i.e. Series A to B) and provide follow on investments to portfolio companies. Through the second fund, the firm is also seeking to expand their interests in diagnostics, digital health, and novel therapeutics. Early in 2018, the firm has launched an accelerator program to support the growth of early-stage companies in the sectors mentioned above and provide these companies with valuable resources. The firm seeks investment opportunities globally.

The firm is opportunistic and will seek companies in all parts of the life sciences space: therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, healthcare IT, etc. The firm has not invested in therapeutic products so far but is actively seeking new opportunities in the biopharma space, focusing on pre-clinical to phase I assets. The firm focuses on early-stage deals and will consider pre-FDA device products. The firm is open to companies developing products in all indications.

The firm seeks to work with privately owned companies with experienced management teams with a track record of success. The firm likes to see companies with intentions of entering the China market as the firm has a network of resources to support this, but this is not a requirement. The firm generally acts as the 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 Life Science Investor Mandate 3: Global VC Firm Seeking Investments for Multiple Funds

17 Jul

A Venture Capital firm, with offices in the Eastern US and Europe, currently manages three active funds, two focused on private equities and one focused on public equities. The firm is currently in the process of raising a private equity fund that it plans to have its first close in Sept/Oct 2014. The firm’s private equity funds make investments in the form of preferred equity; the public equity fund invests in the form of PIPEs and public market placements. The size of the firm’s investments is highly varied, as the firm pursues a great variety of opportunities with investments falling anywhere in the €2-€15 million range. The firm is actively seeking new investments in the life science sector, and will consider potential opportunities in Europe and North America.

The firm’s new fund plans to invest broadly in the life sciences across sectors of therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and healthcare IT. The fund is very open across stage, indication and technology types with a slight preference for companies working with platform technologies. The firm also manages a fund that focuses on medical devices, diagnostics and healthcare IT companies with products on the market or close to commercialization. With this fund the firm specifically looks for opportunities that are both increasing quality and reducing the cost of care.

The firm places a considerable focus on technology when vetting deals; the partners of the firm are MDs, PhDs or both. In addition to strong technology the firm prefers to invest in management teams with strong track records and deep domain expertise, preferably with prior experience of achieving success in a venture-backed life science company. The firm generally looks to take a board 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 Life Science Investor Mandate 3: VC Fund Looking Opportunistically in the Life Sciences

10 Jul

A Venture Capital company with offices in the Eastern and Western United States is looking to make equity investments ranging from approximately $3-$5 million initially and $10-$25 million over the investment’s lifetime. The firm looks for companies primarily in the United States, and some select opportunities in Europe. The firm plans to make between 1-5 investments over the next year.

The firm is interested in sectors of Biotech Therapeutics, Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Life Science Tools and Healthcare IT. In the Therapeutics space the firm is looking for both small molecule and biologics that are 1 year from entering clinical trials or later with a preference for companies that have in human data. The firm is generally open to all indications but is especially interested in areas of Oncology, Immunology and Orphan Diseases. For Medical Devices, Diagnostics and Life Science Tools the firm prefers to make later stage investments into companies that have significant in human data or have already been commercialized.

The firm is looking for experienced management teams and generally requires a board seat. The firm looks to take company through significant value inflection points acting as a very hand on investor. The firm almost always leads or co-leads investment rounds.

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

Hot Life Science Investor Mandate 1: Singapore VC Fund Looking to Help Companies Expand to Asia

3 Jul

A venture capital firm based in Singapore is looking to make early, growth, expansion, and mezzanine stage investments in the healthcare sector. The firm typically invests in the Series A and B rounds. The firm has raised two funds to date. The firm seeks to invest in non-Asian companies that are interested in entering the Asian market; investment funds are prioritized to companies looking to set up operations in Singapore. The firm will also invest in companies based in Asia. The investment size is variable depending on the stage of the company; ranging from $1M to $10M or more. The firm will consider opportunities from around the globe and is actively seeking new investment opportunities. 

The firm seeks to invest in biopharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and medical devices. For therapeutics, the firm prefers novel small molecules and biologics targeting indications in large markets. The firm prefers to invest in platform technologies and typically invests in clinical stage opportunities. For medical devices, the firm prefers devices in the later stages of development or near commercialization. The firm seeks a strong management team and considers both private and public companies.

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

Hot Life Science Investor Mandate 2: Australian VC Looking Overseas for Life Science Opportunities

3 Jul

A venture capital firm headquartered in Melbourne, Australia is looking to make makes equity investments from $3M-5M. The firm anticipates about 6 new investments this year and looks to invest invests globally.

The firm will invest in companies across the life science space, including therapeutics, diagnostics and medical technology. The group does not invest in service providers. The firm considers all subsectors and indications, including orphan indications. The group will consider technology either in or prepared for human clinical trials and is open to all classes of devices. The firm seeks investments in novel technology and is not looking to gain share of an existing market.

The firm is open to co-investments and considers public or private companies. The group will only consider companies with granted patents or a clear patent strategy. Companies of interest must have a remote connection with Australia or the Pacific Region. This may include a facility or a partner located in the region.

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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