RiverVest Venture Partners

RiverVest Venture Partners

RiverVest Venture Partners invests in early-stage life science companies.

RiverVest Venture Partners focuses exclusively on innovations in life sciences, a field in which their team has significant research, clinical, operational and investment expertise. The team's deep domain experience allows them to identify promising investment opportunities, particularly in biopharmaceuticals and medical devices. They provide practical advice and strategic leadership to help entrepreneurs drive early-stage companies forward. RiverVest founds and actively incubates life science companies, including through its Archer Seed Fund. The Firm also invests in select later-stage opportunities to diversify risk and maximize portfolio returns. In every case, it takes a hands-on investment approach, preferring to be represented on the boards of their portfolio companies.

Investment

RiverVest Venture Partners' investments include Excaliard Pharmaceuticals, Cabrellis Pharmaceuticals, MacroGenics, Kereos, Velocimed, Auxeris Therapeutics, Salient Surgical Technologies and NexRay.

Their exited investments include Allakos, Mirum Pharmaceuticals, ZS Pharma, Otonomy, MacroGenics, Accumetrics, Lumena Pharmaceuticals, IDEV Technologies, Securus Medical Group and Lutonix.

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Funded Companies

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Description
Website
Industry
Location

Now Avalyn Pharma, a biopharmaceutical company developing therapies to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and other respiratory diseases

A biopharmaceutical company focused on developing treatments for inner and middle ear diseases

OncoResponse is a company providing cancer research into immunotherapies and the newest technologies for oncologists.

A company that develops therapeutic antibodies to treat diseases and allergies

Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a preclinical stage company focusing on the development of small molecule drugs.

Mirum Pharmaceuticals is a Menlo Park, California-based company.

Arch Oncology is a Brisbane, California-based company.

InterVene is a South San Francisco, California-based company.

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Associated investment funds

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Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
4,000,000
4,000,000
March 27, 2015
125,000,000
November 18, 2015
150,000,000
December 14, 2017
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