Finance Watch: Sironax, IDRx, OriCell Reveal First VC Mega-Rounds Of August
No Summer Slowdown Yet For Venture Capital Deals
Private Company Edition: Sironax completed a $200m series B round while IDRx launched with $122m and OriCell raised $120m in series C funds, joining end-of-July $100m-plus fundraiser Carmot Therapeutics, which closed a $160m series D financing.
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Private Company Edition: Former Merck R&D head Roger Perlmutter and his new team have accessed drug candidates in oncology and neurodegenerative diseases from three companies, along with new funding. Also, Carmot raised $150m in series E equity and BenchSci brought in $70m.
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.
Public Company Edition: Structure Therapeutics’ upsized initial public offering raises $161.1m, surpassing proposed terms for up to $134.3m. Also, Pliant capitalizes on good data with a $287.5m follow-on offering, while Magenta seeks strategic alternatives and Instil reveals more job cuts.