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12:28 PM, Feb 23, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Other Financial News

1315 closes $300M 1315 Capital II fund

1315 Capital LLC (Philadelphia, Pa.) closed its 1315 Capital II fund on Feb. 12 at over $300 million, exceeding its $250 million target. The fund will invest $10-$30 million per company. The company, which has...
5:11 AM, Feb 16, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Other Financial News

Berkshire Hathaway discloses Teva investment

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK-A; NYSE:BRK-B) disclosed a new stake in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE:TEVA; Tel Aviv:TEVA) on Feb. 14. In an SEC filing issued after market close, Berkshire reported owning 18.9 million American Depositary Receipts...
12:22 PM, Feb 02, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Other Financial News

Immunicum moves to NASDAQ Stockholm

Immuno-oncology company Immunicum AB (SSE:IMMU) said it began trading on NASDAQ Stockholm on Jan. 15. The company had traded on Stockholm First North. Immunicum AB (SSE:IMMU), Gothenburg, Sweden  ...
1:10 PM, Jan 26, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Other Financial News

Bios provides BIOS Fund II update

Bios Partners (Fort Worth, Texas) said it has raised more than $21.3 million for its proposed BIOS Fund II. Bios told BioCentury that while $50 million is the fund's cap, the final figure is expected...
9:16 PM, Jan 18, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Other Financial News

Y Combinator launches YC Bio to fund age-related start-ups

Start-up accelerator Y Combinator launched the YC Bio incubator on Jan. 12 to fund early stage, preclinical biotechs focused on healthspan and age-related disease. Y Combinator President Sam Altman said in a blog post that YC...
8:39 AM, Jan 12, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Other Financial News

Truffle Capital raises $102M toward life science and medtech fund

Life sciences and information technology VC Truffle Capital raised $102 million toward its planned $240 million Truffle BioMedTech fund in an initial closing. The Paris-based firm said it remains on track to raise the remaining...
8:38 AM, Jan 12, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Other Financial News

Alexandria launches seed capital platform

Alexandria Venture Investments said on Jan. 7 it is continuing to boost its investment in early stage life science companies through the launch of the Alexandria Seed Capital Platform. Alexandria’s Jenna Foger told BioCentury the firm...
1:30 PM, Jan 05, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Other Financial News

Saniona in convertible notes funding agreement

Neurology and autoimmune company Saniona AB (SSE:SANION) said on Dec. 29, 2017, that it entered into a convertible notes funding agreement with Nice & Green for up to SEK144 million ($17.3 million). The company can...
1:13 PM, Jan 05, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Other Financial News

Boehringer increases investment fund, expands focus

Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH (Ingelheim, Germany) said on Jan. 3 it added €150 million ($178.1 million) to its Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund, boosting its total to €250 million ($296.9 million), and is expanding the fund's investment...
10:43 AM, Dec 22, 2017  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Other Financial News

Flagship closes $618M fund

Life sciences VC Flagship Pioneering closed Flagship Pioneering Fund VI L.P. at $618 million, exceeding its $500 million target. Flagship has more than $2.3 billion under management. The VC closed its fifth fund in 2015 at...

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