Healthcare Venture Capital Fundraising List 2011 Q3

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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.

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WSGR View on Medical Device Corporate Strategic Investments

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is one of the top life science law firms on the left coast, with a strong focus on start-ups. Their “Life Sciences Report” is required reading for start-up medical device execs. This quarter’s report includes a great article on Negotiating Corporate Strategic Investments. Well worth reading. ┬áCheck it out here.