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23 July 2014

Sofinnova Ventures tops out Fund VIII raise at $500m hard cap

microscope7_sq Biotechnology-focused Sofinnova Ventures has held a final close of its ninth fund on its $500m hard cap, confirming an AltAssets story from mid-July.

8 July 2014

SV Life Sciences hires ex-Edison Ventures general partner Balmuth

balmuth SV Life Sciences has hired experienced venture capital investor Michael Balmuth as a partner in its healthcare services team not long after adding three new venture partners to its biotechnology investment division.

2 July 2014

US sees substantial decline in venture-backed M&A dealsp

US flag at Pearl Harbor The three month period to end-June was the slowest quarter for venture capital-backed mergers and acquisitions since early 2013 in the US, according to the latest report from the National Venture Capital Association.

26 June 2014

NVCF provides $10m to support Versant’s Canadian expansion

kanada Venture capital firm Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund has provided $10m to Versant to fund the healthcare-focused venture capital firm’s expansion in Canada.

25 June 2014

Oncology focus pays off, says Nextech CEOp

alps For life sciences venture firms, it is riskier to have a broad focus than targeting a specific segment of the sector, according to Nextechinvest founding partner and CEO Alfred Scheidegger.

23 June 2014

Definiens raises €15m to expand into digital tissue diagnostics

analysis European venture capital firm Wellington Partners has led a €15m growth financing round for German digital pathology image analysis and digital tissue diagnostics specialist Definiens.

20 June 2014

Head of Burrill & Co fired amid fraud allegations

Steve Burrill Steven Burrill has been fired as head of a $283m venture capital fund due to alleged fraud and misuse of capital.

28 May 2014

Eli Lilly makes first UK venture fund commitment, helps Epidarex close on £47.5mp

Epidarex Sinclair Dunlop Global pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly has made its first ever investment in a UK venture capital fund to help Epidarex Capital close its new vehicle with £47.5m, AltAssets can reveal.

2 May 2014

Lightstone Ventures raises $172m for first early stage life sciences fund

US life sciences investor Lightstone Ventures, which was formed by former Advanced Technology Ventures and Morgenthaler Ventures executives, has closed its first fund on $172m,

1 May 2014

France’s Enterome Bioscience inks €10m Series B investment

French healthcare developer Enterome Bioscience has raised €10m in the first tranche of a Series B fund raising.

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