Biofinance 2009 Conference

  1. Venture investors at top-tier, life science -focused U.S. VCs share their thoughts on how their approach to the market has changed with the flagging U.S. economy. The VCs discuss changes in investment syndication, their response to the flat IPO market and the dwindling availability of hedge fund crossover monies as well as how new opportunities are evaluated in this high-risk climate.
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  2. Leading life sciences VCs talk about the new dynamics of syndicated venture investing in the turbulent new economic environment. With "the flat round as the new up round", the VCs talk about how they work with syndicate partners to weather the storm.
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  3. VCs at top-tier U.S. firms discuss the implications that the faltering U.S. economy has had for deal structures as well as their renewed appetite for "going dark transactions" involving bankrupt or deeply distressed companies.
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  4. Leading U.S. life sciences VCs discuss the challenges and opportunities of investing in Canadian companies, the intricacies of the Delaware corp. and disruptive technologies that lie on the horizon of life science innovation.
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  5. Top-tier U.S. life sciences VCs discuss the consequences of the faltering U.S. economy on how they manage their portfolios, and how speculative bubbles in life science disciplines no longer drive VC investment. While there is an emphasis on conservatism and cost-saving, investors are still seeking to drive innovation. The panelists also draw important distinctions between public and private investor behavior.
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