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VC Playbook

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Pfizer Ventures On Striking A Balance Between Strategic And Financial Interests

VC Playbook: Pfizer Ventures senior managing partner Barbara Dalton shares insights into how the corporate venture group balances a dual mandate, the trade-offs needed and what success looks like for a CVC.

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The Microbiome’s Time To Shine

In this installment of our VC Playbook series, In Vivo sits down with Isabelle de Cremoux, CEO of Seventure. The company has been a pioneer investor in the microbiome space, which Cremoux believes has now reached a turning point.

Leadership Financing

Repeat Entrepreneurship And Talent Retention Key To Success Of SV Health Investors

In this latest installment of the VC Playbook series, In Vivo sits down with SV Health Investors’s Houman Ashrafian. The managing partner outlines the group’s investment philosophy, today’s skill set for VC success, and expectations for the future of Britain’s biotech industry post-Brexit and post-pandemic.

Business Strategies Financing

Novo Ventures Remains Bullish After ‘Very Active’ Year

In this latest installment of VC playbook, In Vivo speaks to Naveed Siddiqi, senior partner at Novo Ventures. He discusses the group’s strategy, the European investment outlook for life sciences and how COVID-19 has permanently shifted perceptions of the biopharma industry.

VC Playbook Business Strategies

The New Insider Game In Latin America Biotech

Venture capital funds in Latin America have overlooked biotech, leaving an untapped opportunity for local capital markets and US and European investors alike. Chilean entrepreneur Cristian Hernandez, founder of newly launched boutique VC Zentynel Frontier Investments, explains how business – and society – can benefit from launching biotech start-ups able to serve a global market at lower cost.

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VC View: Riding The Waves Of Asia’s Healthtech Explosion

Asia continues to gain attention for its healthtech innovation and adoption activity, and VC investors have seen the merits of a maintaining a focus on this newly emerging regional innovation hotspot, regardless of the pandemic.

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Seeing The Strength In Synergy

In this installment of VC Playbook, profiling venture capital strategies in biopharma and medtech, In Vivo talks to Sofinnova Partners' Graziano Seghezzi about market access trends, Italy’s growing biotech offering and the perils of “health nationalism” to business partnering in the aftermath of COVID-19.

Business Strategies C-Suite Speaks

VC View: Deal-Making During A Pandemic And 2021 Expectations

In the latest instalment of VC Playbook, In Vivo gets to know Arix Bioscience, a relatively young venture capital firm that went public in 2016. Arix has “has many similarities yet some key differences from a typical venture capital firm,” says the management team.

Business Strategies C-Suite Speaks

Novo Holdings Going Big In Asia, CEO Talks Investment Plans

Innovation has come of age in Asia, throwing up investment opportunities in China, Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries that Novo Holdings plans to tap into, says CEO Kasim Kutay. The firm's Asia head, Amit Kakar, also outlines therapeutic areas of interest for the company, which is managing $65bn worth of assets.

Business Strategies Deals

Fund+ Makes Moves In Europe With Further Growth On The Cards

In this latest installment of VC Playbook, Chris Buyse – former chief financial officer of ThromboGenics – talks to In Vivo about the lessons he has learned from a career as a financial executive in the life sciences and his current venture, Fund+, a Belgian-based investment group focused on innovative companies primarily active in therapeutics R&D.

VC Playbook Strategy

Investing In People: Aligning VCs And Today’s Entrepreneurs

In the latest instalment of our VC playbook series, In Vivo sits down with Roel Bulthuis, managing partner at INKEF Capital, to discuss the group’s approach to health care investing in Europe, the importance of funding a team not just a project and how life sciences venture capital is evolving with the emergence of health tech.

Business Strategies C-Suite Speaks

Taking Aim At Advanced Therapies

Dmitry Kuzmin, managing partner, and Owen Smith, investment director, talk to In Vivo about 4BIO’s approach to venture investing in the biopharma sector: successes, red flags and targets for its second fund.

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