Finance Watch: $135m In Venture Capital Will Fund Amylyx’s Late-Stage ALS Drug
Kriya, Adlai Nortye Also Closed VC Mega-Rounds
Private Company Edition: Amylyx will use its new cash to run a Phase III trial and submit applications seeking EU and Canadian approvals of AMX0035, but US filing plans based on prior Phase II/III data are less clear. Also, three VC firms raised new funds targeting biopharma and other investments.
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Private Company Edition: Iambic, formerly known as Entos, closed a $100m series B venture capital round to advance its AI-discovered therapeutics. Also, Evozyne raised $81m and Acesion brought in €45m in series B rounds, while Mogrify added $10m to bring its series A to $46m.
A mix of mega-rounds and smaller seed financings show investment happening at both ends of the venture capital spectrum. In public company financings, Gilead prices $2bn note offering, Biogen secures $1.5bn for Reata deal, Inhibrx completes a $200m PIPE and the IPO market shows new signs of life.
Private Company Edition: Kriya raised the first $270m of its now $430m-plus series C venture capital round in May 2022 and has raised more than $600m to date. Also, Nexo launched with $60m in series A cash, Ossium brought in $52m in series A financing and cell therapy CDMO Kincell launched with $36m.