Finance Watch: Cell And Gene Therapy Firms Raised Nearly $20bn In 2020
Annual ARM Report Shows $19.9bn Raised Globally, A New Record
Private Company Edition: Venture capital mega-rounds continue a brisk pace with machine learning-based drug discovery firm insitro and gene therapy developer Graphite Bio among recent $100m-plus deals. Also, Argobio raised €50m to fund five start-ups in Europe.
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Deal Snapshot: Monte Rosa Therapeutics received $50m up front and may earn more than $2bn in milestone fees from Roche for molecular glue degraders to treat cancer and neurological diseases.
Private Company Edition: In the first week of April, Cure Ventures launched with a $350m fund, the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Fund received $200m for its venture philanthropy strategy and Canaan revealed $850m in new funds. Also, OnKure raised $53.7m and Phlow closed a $36m series B round.
Private Company Edition: After just seven venture capital rounds of $100m or more in January and February, five have been announced already in March, including a $200m series A round for Cargo Therapeutics, Chroma Medicine’s $135m series B financing and $112m for Noema’s series B.