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11:26 AM, Oct 19, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Other Financial News

Taiho Ventures increases investment pool to $300M

Taiho Ventures LLC increased its investment pool to $300 million from $50 million. The firm said it will focus the additional funds on oncology startups with drug discovery capabilities or unique platform technologies. Taiho Pharmaceutical Co....
10:59 AM, Oct 12, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Other Financial News

5AM looking for $350M sixth fund

5AM Ventures aims to raise $350 million for its sixth fund, according to an Oct. 8 SEC filing. The firm raised $285 million for its fifth fund, which closed in May 2016. 5AM led or co-led...
1:42 PM, Oct 05, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Other Financial News

Trump signs spending bill with $2B NIH increase

President Donald Trump signed a FY19 appropriations bill into law on Sept. 28 that includes a $2 billion increase for NIH, bringing its budget to $39.1 billion. The legislation, H.R. 6157, also includes a stopgap...
10:37 AM, Sep 21, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Other Financial News

Hillhouse closes $10.6B fund

Hillhouse Capital said it closed its oversubscribed Hillhouse Fund IV with $10.6 billion. The fund will invest in healthcare, consumer technology and services with a focus on Asia. Hillhouse’s Josh Gartner told BioCentury the fund does...
9:30 AM, Sep 21, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Other Financial News

Versant seeking $500M for seventh fund

Versant Ventures is targeting $500 million for Versant Venture Capital VII, according to an SEC filing. The firm declined to comment on the new fund. Versant invests in biotechs in the U.S., Canada and Europe. The...
12:16 PM, Sep 14, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Other Financial News

Oberland closes $800M healthcare fund

Oberland Capital Management LLC (New York, N.Y.) closed the Oberland Capital Healthcare II fund with $800 million. The royalty and credit opportunities fund plans to make investments of $20-$150 million in commercial or near-commercial stage...
6:06 AM, Sep 14, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Other Financial News

Cigna launches $250M healthcare fund

Cigna Corp. (NYSE:CI) launched Cigna Ventures with a $250 million commitment to invest in start-up and growth-stage companies focused on insights and analytics; digital health and retail; and care delivery and management. Cigna said the fund,...
3:42 PM, Sep 13, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Other Financial News

Vivo closes $635M life sciences fund

Vivo Capital said Sept. 11 it closed its oversubscribed Vivo Opportunity Fund with $635 million. The long-only public equity fund plans to invest in small to mid-cap companies through follow-ons, private placements, IPOs and block...
11:41 AM, Sep 07, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Other Financial News

Fourth Element Capital raising first $175M fund

Fourth Element Capital (Minneapolis, Minn.), founded by Kathleen Tune and John Deedrick, is raising a $175 million debut fund to invest in companies within the medtech, device, tool, diagnostic and specialty pharma space. Deedrick told BioCentury...
10:57 AM, Sep 07, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Other Financial News

Winter, Jackson, Ramakishnan, Balasubramaniam among co-founders of new U.K. fund Ahren

Ahren Innovation Capital LLP (Cambridge, U.K.) announced the first close of its Ahren LP fund with over $100 million from Aviva, Wittington Investments and undisclosed U.S. family offices. The fund declined to disclose the exact...

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