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Biopharma start-ups had a record-breading quarter in terms of fundraising. A review of biopharma start-up deal-making and financing activity from April through June 2018, based on data from Strategic Transactions.
Emerging Company Profile: Spinning out of Versant Ventures’ Inception Sciences, San-Francisco-based development-stage biotech Tempest Therapeutics Inc. completes $70m Series B round to advance small molecules that modulate anti-tumor immunity pathways.
ARCH invests $150m in the Scangos-led Vir Biotechnology; Flagship recruits ex-Novartis executive Epstein; Versant closes a new $400m fund; and $601.1m in 11 other recent VC funding rounds.
Born at a time when venture capital found few exit opportunities for early-stage companies, build-to-buy helped mitigate the risk in investing in uncharted science. But the model is flourishing even in this period of wider capital options.
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