Finance Watch: Three New Life Science VC Funds Total Nearly $1bn
Private Company Edition: TVM, Focus/MD Anderson and RA Capital launched new venture capital funds. Also, LianBio’s $310m crossover financing, AavantiBio’s Sarepta-backed $107m series A and Sirnaomics’ $105m series D led recent VC rounds.
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Finance Watch: Founder-Friendly Curie.Bio Launches With $520m To Seed, Support New Companies
Private Company Edition: Alexis Borisy and his Curie.Bio co-founders will invest $5m-$7m to help companies get to lead optimization within 12-18 months. Also, Feng Zhang-founded Aera launched with $193m, Hexagon Bio raised a $77.3m series B round and Halda emerged with $76m.
Finance Watch: Biopharma VC Funding Dips In Q3, Remains Relatively High For Year
Private Company Edition: Third quarter venture capital funding for biopharmaceutical firms fell from Q2, but activity remains near all-time highs year-to-date. Several companies announced VC financings in early October, including Ascidian, which launched with $50m in series A financing.
Finance Watch: 3T Biosciences Emerges With $40m And Novel TCR Platform
Private Company Edition: Westlake Village BioPartners’ latest launch 3T Biosciences also licensed a second TCR platform from Stanford University. In other recent financings, Senda raised a $123m series C round, Orna revealed a $221m series B and CPRIT funded several cancer drug developers.