The National Institutes of Health provides significant funding for drug development research to universities, companies, and organizations. Over the course of 2020, the NIH provided a significant amount of funding to the BioHealth Capital Region.
End of Year Update: 2020 Life Science Venture Capital Funding Roundup in the BioHealth Capital Region
This has certainly been a year unlike any other for BioHealth Capital Region (BHCR) life science companies of all sizes and kinds. Just a few months into 2020, the coronavirus pandemic swept the region, seriously disrupting, albeit temporarily, the best laid plans of aspiring founders, entrepreneurs, emerging startups, pre-clinical and more established, larger biohealth organizations in Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland.
Communicating with investors before AND after funding is both an art and science. Learn best strategies at this exciting event!
COVID-19 has created significant challenges for the Venture Capital (VC) market and life science companies seeking funding during the pandemic. While the pandemic has undoubtedly added a new layer of risk to an inherently risky field, the fundamentals for what makes a company attractive to a VC have remained steady.
Andrew Davis is Vice President at Scheer Partners and helps run the scientific real estate practice. Andrew lives in Maryland but assists scientific companies identify, negotiate, and build space in the Biohealth Capital Region, Philadelphia / Greater PA, and Massachusetts.
Graybug Vision files for $86 Million IPO on NASDAQ (GRAY)
Griffin St Louis Joins TEDCO as Program Manager, Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII)
Perhaps the single biggest challenge faced by startup entrepreneurs and early-stage life science companies is securing the necessary funding to fuel innovation and growth. The BioHealth Capital Region (BHCR) life science community as a whole faces a similar challenge when it comes to access to venture capital funding; this challenge has been noted by many BHCR thought leaders and well-documented in a host of BioBuzz stories.
BioHealth Innovation (BHI) was created in 2012 by Rich Bendis and key industry leaders to accelerate the commercialization of high potential scientist entrepreneurs and companies within the BioHealth Capital Region (BHCR), which consists of Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Raising Capital During a Pandemic: Strong Networks and Respected Advocates Remain Critical to Fundraising Efforts
Raising Capital During a Pandemic: Strong Networks and Respected Advocates Remain Critical to Fundraising Efforts Talk to any experienced venture capital investor and they’ll tell you that personal, face-to-face interactions [….]