Finance Watch: Venture Floodgates Open With New Funds, Dozens Of Rounds
VC Firms Commit More Than $1.9bn To Future Investments
Private Company Edition: While the tough state of financing for publicly traded drug developers continues, venture capital firms and private biopharma companies revealed billions of dollars in new VC funds and start-up financings, including $100m-plus mega-rounds for Tessa, Alladapt and ImCheck.
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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: Patient Square Capital Raises Mega-Fund, Topping Out At $3.9bn
Private Company Edition: Patient Square’s private equity fund, which surpassed its $3bn fundraising goal, may invest broadly across health care but the firm already has invested heavily in biopharma. Also, investor Dimension launches with a $350m specialized VC fund and Alto increased its series B to $60m.
Finance Watch: VC Round Extensions Attractive While Stock Market Wobbles
Private Company Edition: While Coya Therapeutics raised $15.25m in the final initial public offering in the US last year, Apnimed stayed private raising $80m in a series C extension and Metagenomi extended its series B by $100m to total $275m.