VENTURE CAPITAL FIRMS IN THE BIOTECH/LIFE SCIENCE ARENA

 

Venture Capital firms are among the few that actively invest in high-risk biotechnology projects/companies. When you are going to pitch an idea to a VC, it is not just about having a good idea and an outstanding team. It is also about knowing to whom you need to pitch it, and knowing what the sweet spots of the potential investors are.

SEARCHABLE DATABASE OF ACTIVE INTERNATIONAL VC FIRMS

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biotechnology, medical technology, drug discovery, chemical, diagnostic, early stage, device, clean tech, healthcare, pharmaceutical, pre-clinical, clinical, healthcare IT, agriculture, biologics, communications, therapeutics, protein, life science, small molecule

VC FIRMLOCATIONWEBSITEFOCUS AREA
5am VenturesCA,MA / USAlife science, biotech with particular focus on early-stage
ABS Capital PartnersMD,CA / USAmedia and communications, healthcare, technology with >20M revenue
Access BridgeGap VenturesNY / USA; UK; Russianatural resources, chemicals, media and telecommunications
Advent Venture PartnersUKtechnology and drug discovery, enabling technologies, medical technologies and diagnostics
Aescap VentureNetherlandsbiotech, medical technology, pharmaceuticals
Aisling CapitalNY / USAbiotechnology, healthcare
Allos VenturesOH / USAearly-stage life science and technology companies
Altos Health ManagementCA / USAhealthcare services, healthcare information technology, medical devices
Arboretum VenturesMI / USAmedical devices, diagnostics, technology based healthcare services, tools for life sciences
Arch Venture PartnersIL,TX,WA,CA / USAseed and early stage venture investments in technology firms
Atlantic VICMA / USAtechnology development
Atlas VentureMA / USAtechnology, life sciences
ATV Advanced Technology VenturesMA,CA / USAIT, healthcare technologies, clean tech
Avalon CapitalMA,CA/USAIT, life sciences
Avista Capital PartnersNY,TX / USA; UKenergy, healthcare, communications & media
Bain Capital VenturesMA,CA,NY/USAbusiness services, consumer, healthcare, internet & mobile, software
Ballast PointFL/USAparticular emphasis on companies located in the southeast and Texas
Baxter VenturesIL / USApharmaceuticals in therapeutic areas complementary to those of Baxter's Medical Products and BioScience businesses
BB Biotech VenturesSwitzerlandclinical-stage healthcare companies, therapeutics and medical devices
Bessemer Venture PartnersMA,CA,NY / USA; India; Brazil; Israelcleantech, IT, healthcare, mobile technology
BioCrossroadsIN / USAbiotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic, agriculture and health IT
BioGeneration VenturesNetherlandshealthcare, therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics and novel food applications
BioMed PartnersSwitzerlandpharmaceuticals, biotechnology, diagnostics, medical technology
BioStarMI / USAmedical technology, medical devices
BlueCross BlueShield Venture PartnersIL / USAhealth IT, informatics, administration and back office, health programs, consumer driven solutions, healthcare finance
Blueprint HealthNY / USAaccellerator program with mentors
Boston Millennia PartnersMA / USAhealthcare, life sciences
Burrill & CoCA/USAhuman healthcare, devices, medical technology, nutraceuticals, agriculture
Canaan PartnersCA / USAtechnology, clean tech, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics
Cardinal PartnersNJ / USAhealthcare
Carlyle GroupUSA; Europe; Asiahealthcare, industrial, technology and business services, telecommunications and media
Chrysalis VenturesKT / USAtechnology, healthcare, preferrable with >1M revenue
CincyTechOH / USAlife sciences, less than three years to market
CMEA CapitalCA/USAbiotechnology, biomedical technologies
Consonance CapitalNY / USAhealthcare, pharmaceuticals, medical devices
Cowen Healthcare Royalty PartnersStamford, CThealthcare companies and products, commercial-stage
DBL InvestorsCA/USAcleantech, IT, healthcare, sustainable products and services
DFJ MercuryTX/USAsoftware, biotechnology
Domain AssociatesNJ,CA/USApharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and medical devices, healthcare IT
Domain AssociatesNJ,CA/USApharmaceuticals, diagnostics, medical devices
Dominus CapitalNY/USASpecialty Chemicals
Early Stage PartnersOH/USAIT, healthcare technologies, manufacturing and industrial technologies
Earlybird Venture CapitalCA / USA; Germanymedical technology
EDF VenturesMI/USAhealthcare, IT, medical devices
EDG PartnersVA / USAhealthcare, positive revenue stream
Edison Venture FundNJ / USAhealthcare IT, , electronic records and patient data analysis
Edmond de Rothschild Investment PartnersFrancetherapeutic, medical technologies, molecular diagnostics
Elm Street VenturesCT / USAlaboratory tools, diagnostics, medical devices, therapeutics, green technology
Emergence Capital PartnersCA / USAdigital health technologies
Epic VenturesUT,NM / USAIT/software
Essex Woodlands Health VenturesCA,NY,TX / USA; UK; Chinabiotechnology, medical technology, healthcare services, information technology and pharmaceuticals
Excel Venture ManagementMA / USAhealthcare IT and services, diagnostics, medical devices, life science platforms within energy, chemicals, defense and agriculture
Fidelity Growth Partners AsiaChinatechnology, media, telecom, healthcare, education, logistics, financial services and consumers
Flagship VenturesMA / USAlife science solutions to global healthcare and sustainability challenges
Flatley Venture CapitalMA / USAinvestements in cystric fibrosis projects or other pulmonary diseases
Flybridge Capital PartnersMA / USAconsumer IT, biotech, diagnostics, medical devices
ForbionNetherlands and Germanylife sciences and biomedical technologies
Foresite Capital ManagementCA / USAhealthcare, focus on late-stage products
Foundation MedicalCT / USAhealthcare and leverage wireless, data and analytics technologies
Founder CollectiveMA,NY / USAseed stage investments in technology companies
Frazier Healthcare VenturesWA,CA / USAhealthcare, pharmaceuticals, medical devices
G Square CapitalFrancehealthcare products and services, diagnostic and therapeutic devices and equipment, disposables, healthcare information technology
GE Healthcare Innovation FundUSAsoftware, healthcare, energy, advanced manufacturing and financial & digital services
Gilde HealthcareMA / USA; Netherlandstherapeutic, diagnostic and medical devices
Golden Seeds FundNY / USAdevices and diagnostics
GRA Venture FundGA / USAbiotechnology, medical technology, agriculture
H.I.G. BioVenturesFL,CA,MA,NY / USA; UK; Germany, Spain, France; Brazilpharma, small biotech, medical devices, diagnostics, basic science, clinical research
Harbert Venture PartnersVA,AL / USAmedical devices, healthcare IT, diagnostics, healthcare services
Hatteras Venture PartnersNC / USAbiopharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, healthcare IT and tech-enabled services. USA only
HBM PartnersCayman Islandspharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, diagnostics
Health Enterprise PartnersNY / USAhealthcare services and healthcare information technology
HealthCapSwedenlife sciences with particular focus on new therepeutics
Healthcare VenturesMA / USAlife science venture capital firm investing in pre-clinical or early clinical stage
Helix VenturesCA / USAhealthcare
Heritage Healthcare InnovationTN / USAhome health, hospice care, distribution of pharmaceutical, medical and surgical products
Highland CapitalMA,CA / USA; Switzerland; UK; Chinaconsumer and enterprise technology companies
HLM Venture PartnersCA / USAhealth care technology, health care services, and medical device companies
Hopen Life Science VenturesMI / USAmedical devices, diagnostics, therapeutics and healthcare IT
Houston Technology Future FundTX / USAagriculture, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices.Business incubator and accelerator in Texas
HS LifeSciencesSwitzerlandlife sciences
Hyde Park Venture PartnersIL / USAtechnology-enabled business, consumer services, healthcare IT
Imperial InnovationsUKtechnology and healthcare
InCube VenturesCA / USApharmaceuticals, biologics and medical devices
Incyte CapitalTX / USAenergy, healthcare, distribution, business services, consumer products and developed software
Index VenturesSwitzerland; UKtechnology
Industry VenturesCA / USAventure funds within IT, healthcare, and communications
Intersouth PartnersNC / USAbiopharmaceuticals, medical devices, agriculture, biomaterials, clean technology
Kaiser Permanente VenturesCA / USAservices, IT, therapeutics, diagnostics
Kenan-Flagler Private Equity FundNC / USAtechnology, pharmaceuticals
Kleiner PerkinsCA / USA; Chinadigital, life sciences, cleanteach, china
Kreos CapitalUKEurope and Israel - debt financing
LaunchCapitalMA / USAIT, technology
Lighthouse Capital PartnersCA,MA / USAtechnology, life science and clean tech
Lightstone VenturesCA,MA,CO / USAearly stage therapeutics, medical devices
Lilly VenturesIN / USAbiotechnology, medical technology
Linden LLCIL / USAhealthcare and life science
Longitude Capital ManagementCA,CT / USAbiotechnology, medical devices
Longwood Founders FundMA/USAhealthcare
Lundbeckfond VenturesDenmarkpharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medtech clinical projects and companies
Lundbeckfond EmergeDenmarktechnology, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology
Lumira CapitalCA,MA/ USA; Canadapharmaceuticals, biotechnology, diagnostics, medical technology
Lux Capital ManagementNY / USAenergy, technology, healthcare
MassVenturesMA / USAgreen technology, healthcare IT, industrial automation and robotics, internet and digital media
Matrix PartnersCA,MA / USA; India; Chinasecurity, semiconductor and materials, media, mobile, services
MentorTech VenturesPA / USAinformation technology, marketing technology and physical sciences with connections to University of Pennsylvania
Merck Lumira Biosciences FundCanada early stage life science companies in Québec, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology
Merck Serono VenturesUSA; Germany, UK; ChinaOncology, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Rheumatology, Fertility and Endocrinology
Meritech Capital PartnersCA / USAmedical devices, medical equipment, IT, software
Milestone Venture PartnersNY / USAmedia and marketing services, healthcare IT
Mission Bay Capital FundCA/USAspin-outs from University of California
M.M. Dillon & Co.CT / USAmedical devices, medical technology, diagnostics, imaging, specialty pharmaceuticals
MMC VenturesUKUK based technology companies with growing revenues
Mobius Life SciencesUKthe life science start-ups in the UK
Mohr Davidow VenturesCA/USAlife sciences, technology, biotechnology
Montreux Equity PartnersCA / USAhealth care companies with revenue stream > 5 $M
Morgenthaler VenturesCA / USAIT, life sciences, medical devices
MPM BioVenturesMA,CA,FL,KS/USA; Germanybiotechnology, specialty pharma, medical technology, medical products and services to the healthcare industry
Mutual Capital PartnersOHdiagnostics, medical devices
NaviMed CapitalDC / USAspecial focus on chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and heart failure
NDI Healthcare FundOH,NC,MN / USAmedical devices, stimulators, surgical equipment and software for neurological diseases
NeoMed ManagementNorway; Switzerlandpharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics industries
NEW Capital ManagementWI / USAniche and advanced manufacturing, IT, life sciences, material sciences
New Enterprise AssociatesCA,MD/USA; China; Indiabiopharmaceuticals, healthcare services/IT, medical devices
New Markets VentureMD/USAinnovative education, information technology and business services companies
NewSpring CapitalPA,MD,MJ/USAhealthcare services, specialty pharmaceutical and medical technology
Nextech InvestSwitzerlandhealthcare with a focus on oncology
NGN CapitalNY,CT/USA; Germanyhealthcare and biotechnology, drug products, medical devices
North Coast Technology InvestorsMI/USAIT investments, materials science, medical devices
Northern Light Venture CapitalCA / USA; Chinatechnology, media, telecom, clean technology, healthcare and consumer
novo SeedDenmarkearly-stage life science projects in Scandinavia
Novo VenturesDenmarkpharmaceuticals, diagnostics, medical devices, industrial biotechnology
Norwest Venture PartnersCA / USAtechnology across a wide range of sectors
NYU Innovation Venture FundNY/USAInformation technologies (internet and mobile applications), life sciences, clean/greentec
Onset VenturesCA / USAmedical devices, drug delivery, diagnostics and healthcare information technology
Open Prairie VenturesIl / USAagricultural, life science, medical device, software and information technology
Orbimed AdvisorsNY/USA; India; Chinaiopharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, healthcare services
Osage University PartnersCynwyd, PAhealthcare IT, data analytics, infrastructure management
Oxford Bioscience PartnersMA,CA / USAlife sciences, technology, energy, healthcare sectors
Pappas VenturesNC/USAlife sciences sector across North America
Pelion VentureUT/USAtechnology
Pharma Capital PartnersCA/USAbiotechnology, pharmaceuticals
Pinnacle VenturesCA/USAhealthcare, software
Pitango Venture CapitalIsraelhealthcare, life sciences, clean tech, internet and media
Pittsburgh Life Sciences GreenhousePA / USAbiotechnology tools, diagnostics/screening, healthcare IT, medical devices, therapeutics
Plymouth Venture PartnersMI / USAB2B product or service with scalable technology and positive revenue stream
Polaris Venture PartnersMA,CA/USA; Irelandtechnology, healthcare, consumer
Prospect Venture PartnersCA/USAbiopharmaceuticals, medical devices
Provident Healthcare VenturesMA / USAhealthcare services, specialty pharmacy, infusion therapy, disease and therapy management, hospice, and home healthcare platforms
Psilos GroupNY,CA/USAhealthcare services, healthcare information technology, medical technology
Qiming VenturesChinamedia and internet, IT, consumer and retail, healthcare, and clean tech
Qualcomm VenturesCA / USA wireless healthcare systems, biosensors or devices for chronic disease care, medication adherence, and fitness or wellness, remote diagnosis
Rainbow MedicalIsraelmedical devices
Revolution Growth FundDC / USAhealthcare IT
River Cities Capital FundsOH / USAIT, healthcare
Round Table Healthcare PartnersIL/USAmedical devices, medical products and disposables, specialty pharmaceuticals (branded and generic)
RusnanoCA / USA; Israel;Russiaalternative energy, biomedicine, new materials, mechanical engineering with reliable forecast of sales within five years
Sanderling VenturesCA/USAbiotechnology, pharmaceuticals, drug delivery, medical devices, imaging and diagnostics, healthcare services
Santé VenturesTX / USAearly-stage life science and healthcare
Scottish Equity PartnersUKsoftware, media, e-commerce, healthcare and energy. Primarily in the UK
Seneca PartnersMI,IL/USAmanufacturing, business services, and healthcare
Sequoia CapitalCA / USAenergy, healthcare, technology
Sevin RosenTX / USAbiopharmaceuticals, diagnostics
SightLine PartnersMN / USAate-stage medical technology
Signal Peak VenturesUT / USAinformation technology and life sciences companies headquartered in the Rocky Mountain region
Signet Healthcare PartnersNY / USApharmaceuticals, medical devices and pharma services industries
SK Capital PartnersNY,FL / USAspeciality materials, chemicals, healthcare
Skyline VenturesMA,CA / USAsmall molecule and protein therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, technologies that facilitate drug discovery and life science research
Soffinova VenturesCA/USA; Irelandlife sciences, technology
Southwest Michigan FirstMI/USAlife sciences, Michigan focus
Split Rock PartnersMN,CA/USAsoftware, internet services, and healthcare companies
SR OnePA,MA,CA/USA; UKlife sciences
Stage 2 InnovationsMI / USAwater, clean tech, medical technology
Summit PartnersMA / USAtechnology, healthcare companies with positive revenue strems
Sunstone Capital Life ScienceCA / USA; Denmark; Swedentechnology and life sciences in Europe. Pharmaceuticals, medical technology and medical devices
SV Life SciencesMA,CA/USA; UKbiotech, medical devices and health-care services
Tailwind CapitalNY/USAhealthcare and business & communications services sectors.
Tech Coast AngelsCA / USAangel investment organization
TGap VenturesMI/USAsoftware, life sciences/medical, internet infrastructure, specialty manufacturing, plastics, data/communication technologies
Third RockMA,CA/USAhealthcare
Thuja CapitalNetherlandsmedical product companies in the Netherlands and Belgium
Triathlon Medical VenturesOH,ID,KY/USAlife sciences
TriplePoint CapitalMenlo Park, CAtechnology, cleantech and life sciences . Debt financing, leasing, and equity investments
Tullis Health InvestorsCT/USAmedical devices, services, distribution & infrastructure, healthcare IT, pharma & biotech
TVM Life Science VenturesCanada; GermanyIT, communications, clean technology, life sciences, healthcare
VantagePoint Venture PartnersCA / USAenergy, water, transportation, lighting, information technology, digital media and healthcare
VenrockMA,NY,CA/USAtechnology and healthcare
Versant VenturesCA / USAbiotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices
Vivo VenturesCA / USApharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare
W FundSeattlelife sciences, software, IT, engineering, and clean tech spinning out from universities from Washington state
Wales Life Science FundUKlife sciences - located in Wales
Wellcome TrustUKseeding drug discovery program for early-stage small-molecule drug discovery
West Health Investment FundCA / USAhealth care technologies and services
WestBridge CapitalCA / USA; Mauritius; Indiainvestment in Indian companies
White Pine Medical FundUT / USAmedical devices
WuXi PharmaTech IncChinaactivites that can support services of WuXi
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