Finance Watch: Another VC Mega-Round As Flare Raises $123m Series B
Lead Program Moves Into Clinic Two Years After Series A
Private Company Edition: Flare Therapeutics, targeting transcription factors to discover precision medicines, had big pharma backing for its second venture capital financing. Also, Mediar closed a $10m series A round, Switch launched with $52m and EpiBiologics raised a $50m series A round.
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Turnstone’s initial public offering comes just one week after Apogee and Sagimet launched US IPOs. Also, Westlake Village BioPartners raised $450m for its third venture capital fund and argenx grossed $1.27bn in a post-Phase III follow-on offering.
Private Company Edition: Scrip spoke with DDF US partner Jonathan Behr about the convergence of emerging science, venture capital investment and rising big pharma interest in neurodegeneration. Also, in recent VC financings HotSpot raised $100m, while Curie and Ablaze debuted with $75m each.
Private Company Edition: Perceptive/Xontogeny, Abingworth, Kizoo and Droia closed venture capital funds. New biopharma VC financings also include a $105m series C round for Elpiscience and $92m for newly launched Interline.