Finding the invisible, how to meet Family Offices

Besides calling the Ghostbusters, how does one catch a ghost?  That is the question asked by most life science companies trying to raise capital from family offices, which we define as a non-institutional investor capable of investing $1M or more into an individual...

Navigating the MedTech Fundraising Environment

For many years, the fundraising environment for MedTech companies has been exceedingly difficult. Venture firms that were historically active in MedTech shifted their investment allocations to other areas of life sciences and capital became constrained. New entrants...

Why is Family Office money so hard to find for life science companies?

As an early advocate for the importance of the family office in the biotech financing landscape, I have learned from recent experience what many entrepreneurs already know.  Raising money from family offices is hard. While there are several challenges to attracting...

Five Tips to Successfully Raise Family Office Capital

When the financial crisis of 2008 hit and many VCs went out of business, capital available for entrepreneurs with a molecule and a dream dwindled dramatically.  The surviving VCs are now much stronger yet bifurcate between early-stage, in which they start the...