By Lucy Parkinson, Senior Research Manager, LSN
It's been an exciting Q1 for the biotech industry, with the PwC MoneyTree Report recording 193 biotech and medtech venture financing deals. The LSN Company Platform tracks life science financing events more broadly than the MoneyTree Report; in addition to venture financing rounds, the platform also records other forms of financing secured by the 30,000 biotech and medtech companies tracked, including debt financing, research grants, IPOs, and post-IPO offerings. This is useful information if you're providing services in the life science sector and need to know your customers' capital landscape. The platform also records the lead investor and any co-investors in each financing event.
It may be months before all the deals that took place in Q1 are formally announced and accounted for, but at present the LSN Company Platform has recorded 229 life science financing events that took place in Q1 2015. These financings raised a total of almost $10 billion, buoyed by huge late stage private rounds and follow-on public offerings. Among the financing events LSN tracked, the median amount raised was $15 million. Figure 1 provides a complete breakdown of the amount raised by the financing events recorded in Q1:..