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Webinar Recording: Incubating and Launching New Life Science Companies

This 90-minute webinar explored the processes, considerations, and other factors behind the incubation and launch of new companies by some of today’s leading venture capital firms. Our panelists addressed these key questions and topics:

  • What are common sources of ideas for new companies and how do VC business models facilitate and measure the progress and de-risking of translational science?   
  • How do venture firms approach financing a new entity and how do they balance capital at risk and value capture with syndication and/or non-dilutive funding from partnerships?
  • What are venture firms’ views on founder equity for inventors, for initial key team members, and for their own firms in their capacity as new company founders? 
  • What are key steps to creating an ideal initial management team? 

Panelists included:

  • Nessan Bermingham, PhD, Serial entreprenuer and investor; currently President & CEO, Triplet Therapeutics, Executive Chairman, Korro Bio
  • Nathaniel Brooks Horwitz, Principal, Venture Team, RA Capital Management; board member of multiple companies
  • Deborah Palestrant, PhD, PartnerHead of 4:59, 5AM Ventures

Their full bios can be found here

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Author

Lewis J. Geffen

Member / Co-chair, Life Sciences Practice and Co-chair, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice

Lewis J. Geffen is a corporate and licensing attorney at Mintz who helps companies manage strategic issues and complex transactions. Lewis provides financing and licensing guidance to biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, and MedTech companies.