Ares Life Sciences

Ares Life Sciences

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Headquarters Location

Switzerland, Geneva


Ares Life Sciences was established in 2008, and is a well known VC. The primary office of this VC is located in Geneva. The VC's location is in Europe, Switzerland.

We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Health Care, Pharmaceutical. In addition, there are 3 more industries where it has achieved success. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 6-10. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments doesn't coincide - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 1 other country. Broncus Technologies, Santhera Pharmaceuticals are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund.

This fund was the most active in 2008. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2006. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund usually participates in less than 2 investment rounds per year.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5 other investors. Along with Ares Life Sciences, start-ups are often financed by NGN Capital, Menlo Ventures, HBM Healthcare Investments AG as well as 6 other investors. The most common co-investors for the fund are SightLine Partners, Saints Capital, Pac-Link. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by YA Global Master SPV, Qiming Venture Partners, Intuitive Surgical.

Year Founded


Fund Activity

Not operative

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Funds Investing in Previous

NGN Capital, Menlo Ventures, HBM Healthcare Investments AG

Funds Investing Together

SightLine Partners, Saints Capital, Pac-Link

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