Finance Watch: $2.2bn In New Funding Sources In February, So Far
Five Pots Of Money On 18 Feb. Alone Total $1.7bn
Private Company Edition: New capital for health care and life science innovations include a fund for royalty deals, additional anti-infective funding, early-stage money and public health-focused cash. Also, Day One reveals a $130m series B venture round and Notch closes an $85m series A round.
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Private Company Edition: Two companies raised multiple hundreds of millions of dollars each helping to keep the number of $100m-plus venture capital mega-rounds on the rise in May. Also, Ascend raised $132.5m to make gene and cell therapies, and Nido emerged with $109m for neurological diseases.
J&J Brings In Multiple Sclerosis Candidate Via Licensing Pact With Pipeline
Deal Snapshot: Pipeline gets $50m up front and a $25m equity investment in exchange for global rights to an M1 receptor antagonist cleared to move into Phase II in relapsing/remitting MS.
Finance Watch: New Funds Keep Venture Capital Flowing Into Biopharma
Private Company Edition: In the first week of April, Cure Ventures launched with a $350m fund, the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Fund received $200m for its venture philanthropy strategy and Canaan revealed $850m in new funds. Also, OnKure raised $53.7m and Phlow closed a $36m series B round.