Finance Watch: Two New VC Funds Target Early Stage And Beyond
venBio Raises $550m To Help Build 12-15 Companies
Private Company Edition: venBio’s new fund plus Ysios Capital’s recent €216m ($260m) fund adds up to $810m in fresh venture capital for life science companies. Also, Nikang and Esco attracted $200m each in VC investment, Pulmocide closed a $92m series C round and Stablix launched with $63m.
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