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Project Sigma: Wellcome Funding For Scientific Research

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

The Wellcome Trust, the UK’s largest private funder of biomedical research, has hired industry veterans to run a new £200 million evergreen fund that will take full ownership of biotech start-ups and hold them with more patience than VCs can afford.


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