Finance Watch: ARCH Raises $1.85bn Venture Fund To Back Early-Stage Companies
Design Therapeutics Raises $125m, TScan Brings In $100m
Private Company Edition: The venture capital firm said it will back biopharma, diagnostics and other opportunities in health care. In addition to the Design and TScan mega-rounds, Verve raised $94m, Vera garnered $80m and Ixaka (formerly Rexgenero) closed a £40m ($54.7m) financing.
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ARCH Venture Partners brought in $2.975bn for its latest fund to give additional long-term investors a place at the table as the VC firm creates, builds and supports new early-stage biotechnology start-ups.
Private Company Edition: Panelists at Biocom’s Global Life Science Partnering Conference noted a shift in the types of early-stage drug developers getting venture funding going forward. In recent financings, Synthego closed a $200m series E and Plexium raised $102m.
Public Company Edition: Three $100m-plus US initial public offerings launched on 15 July after two smaller biopharma IPOs earlier in the month. Also, Gelesis announced a SPAC merger, Brii and Amniotics launched ex-US IPOs, and Intellia, Cerevel and Kymera priced large follow-on offerings.