Cowen Healthcare Investments

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital


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Total investments 32
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 28
Rounds per year 6.40
Lead investments 9
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 14
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Therapeutics
  • Medical
  • Pharmaceutical

Cowen Healthcare Investments seemed to be an CVC arrangement as part of the organization.

The overall number of key employees were 2.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Orchard Therapeutics, Repare Therapeutics, KSQ Therapeutics. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Genetics, Therapeutics. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 8-9 partakers. Despite the Cowen Healthcare Investments, startups are often financed by Versant Ventures, F-Prime Capital, Slater Technology Fund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are OrbiMed, Versant Ventures, RA Capital Management. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Innovate UK, Duchenne UK.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. The average startup value when the investment from Cowen Healthcare Investments is 50-100 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2018. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The real fund results show that this VC is 2 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. Comparing to the other companies, this Cowen Healthcare Investments performs on 7 percentage points less the average number of lead investments.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Lycia Therapeutics

Health Care
Life Science
$70M09 Sep 2021 San Diego, California, United States

Larimar Therapeutics

$95M21 May 2021 Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania, United States

Arch Oncology

$105M27 Apr 2021 California, United States

Evox Therapeutics

Health Care
$94M18 Feb 2021 Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Personal Genome Diagnostics

Health Diagnostics
$103M10 Feb 2021 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Delfi Diagnostics

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
$100M12 Jan 2021 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Ikena Oncology

Health Care
$120M05 Jan 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Health Care
$80M16 Dec 2020 San Francisco, California, United States


Health Care
$110M19 Oct 2020 Basel, Basel-City, Switzerland
Obsidian Therapeutics Closes $115M Series B Financing

– Obsidian Therapeutics, Inc. is a Cambridge, Mass.-based biotechnology company pioneering engineered cell and gene therapies.
– The company closed a $115m Series B financing.
– The round was led by The Column Group Crossover Fund (TCGX) with participation from RA Capital Management, Surveyor Capital (a Citadel company), Cowen Healthcare Investments, Deep Track Capital, Logos Capital, Pivotal BioVenture Partners, Samsara BioCapital, and Soleus Capital, and existing investors Atlas Venture, Vertex Ventures HC, Amgen Ventures, and Bristol Myers Squibb.
– Proceeds from the financing will be used to drive Obsidian’s lead tumor infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) program, cytoTIL15, into the clinic and to first clinical data for the treatment of metastatic melanoma. In addition, the company plans to rapidly expand cytoTIL15 into multiple other solid tumor types and to advance its commercial manufacturing build.

Arch Oncology Secures $105M Series C

– Arch Oncology, a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company, has closed a $105m Series C financing co-led by Eventide Asset Management, Cowen Healthcare Investments and current investor 3×5 Partners.
– New investors in the round included Adage Capital Management, Point72 Asset Management, Avego Healthcare Capital, FMB Research and Broadfin Holdings.
– The company’s existing investors, including Roche Venture Fund, RiverVest Venture Partners, and Lightchain also participated in the round.


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