Finance Watch: $320m In New VC Deals Includes $110m Round For Neogene
Also, Recursion Raises $239m, Including $50m From New Partner Bayer
Private Company Edition: Neogene, Escient, ESCAPE, Resolution and Attralus raised a combined $320m in venture capital rounds. Also, large Recursion round could double the size of its pipeline, Korro Bio raised $91.5m and Flagship launched Generate Biomedicines.
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Private Company Edition: In the latest round of $100m-plus venture capital financings, CG Oncology, MBX Biosciences and Jnana Therapeutics raised $120m, $115m and $107m, respectively. Also, MVM Partners closed a $500m fund and former Sage CEO leads incubator ABio-X in Massachusetts.
Private Company Edition: The amount of venture capital investment in biopharma companies has shrunk from quarter to quarter, but the average deal size remained high until the third quarter. Larger rounds from Treeline, Odyssey and Neumora offset a plethora of smaller VC financings early in Q4.
Hoping to bring a candidate for the alpha-1 disorder into the clinic in 2023, Korro’s latest funding is meant to enable development of a rare CNS disorder drug and a third drug for a more prevalent indication.