For medical device startups, raising venture capital is a challenge that seems to keep getting harder. For healthcare VC’s, raising money from limited partners is just as challenging. Despite the reality that some VC’s are exiting the healthcare investment business, the good news for entrepreneurs is that there are still many healthcare VC’s raising new funds, even in today’s less-than-stellar economic environment.
Who are these VC’s? For almost 3 years I’ve been tracking the fundraising activity of venture funds that focus on healthcare, and generalist firms that make some healthcare investments. My goal is to create a reasonably comprehensive and current resource for life science entrepreneurs, and make it available here.
I update the list about once a quarter, and post it here on my blog. This time, I’ve also added in a few healthcare-focused private equity firms that compete with VC’s to invest in later stage companies.
As always, my list is not perfect, as firms don’t always announce new funds. Please leave me a comment if I am missing a VC funding event in this table, and I’ll update it.
Before pitching your company, you should know if your prospective VC has money to invest. If your medical device company is raising a new round, download the list here: Fresh-money-2011-Q3. If you have friends who are raising a round, send them this post with the sharing buttons below.
- PwC finds mixed bag of VC trends as Q3 cash flow, deal count slows (fiercebiotech.com)
- Venture fund bows out of therapeutics as costs, timelines swell (fiercebiotech.com)
- PwC: Life Science VC funding dips in Q3 2011 (fiercebiotech.com)
- VC firm stops investing in healthcare (finance.fortune.cnn.com)
- Report: Prospect Venture dumps latest fund, won’t make new biotech bets (fiercebiotech.com)
- Biotech VCs Have a Problem, and it Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better (xconomy.com)
- Report: Biotech VCs from Morgenthaler, ATV part ways with IT colleagues (fiercebiotech.com)
- Merck jumps in the biotech VC game with $250M plan (fiercebiotech.com)
- Health IT Wins More Venture Capital in 2011 (informationweek.com)
- Fresh signs that VC deal, dollar flow is shrinking for biotech (fiercebiotech.com)