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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

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

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

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

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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