Finance Watch: Many Mega-Rounds, Some Smaller VC Deals, But Few In The Middle
$100m-Plus Financings Leave Little For Mid-Sized Rounds
Private Company Edition: June’s eight $100m-plus venture capital rounds already outpace the seven each raised in March, April and May, including €255m ($274.2m) for ITM and $200m for Upstream, but while there were five $25m or less VC financings during the past week, mid-sized deals were lacking.
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Private Company Edition: Recent venture capital mega-rounds of $100m or more include ADARx and Alltrna, which closed five days after CG Oncology brought in $105m. Also, Tisento launched with assets from Cyclerion and $81m in series A funding and Georgiamune raised a $75m series A round.
Private Company Edition: Fewer biotech companies raised venture capital in the second quarter, but the amount of capital raised was on par with the first quarter. Also, former BMS R&D exec Rupert Vessey joined Flagship Pioneering, two new VC funds emerged and Septerna raised a $150m series B round.
Raising money will be difficult for the foreseeable future, so every part of the ecosystem from start-ups to public companies to VC firms is figuring out how to survive until cash is easily accessible again.