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Total investments 16
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 13
Rounds per year 0.52
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees 1

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Therapeutics
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Biopharma

LifeArc appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 1992. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the London. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in United Kingdom.

Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 30 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. Opposing the other organizations, this LifeArc works on 4 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The important activity for fund was in 2019. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Biopharma, Therapeutics. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline AMR Centre, Caldan Therapeutics For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United Kingdom.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the LifeArc, startups are often financed by Scottish Investment Bank, Scottish Enterprise, Science Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Pfizer Venture Investments, OrbiMed, SciTech. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Samsara BioCapital, Pfizer Venture Investments, Perceptive Advisors.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$4M10 Jan 2023 Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom


$80M02 Dec 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Closed Loop Medicine

Health Care
$17M03 Nov 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Eliem Therapeutics

Health Care
$60M24 May 2021 Washington, United States

Cumulus Neuroscience

$8M04 May 2021 Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

DJS Antibodies

Health Care
$8M22 Dec 2020 Oxford, England, United Kingdom


Clinical Trials
Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical Device
$8M08 Dec 2020 Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

$1M03 Jun 2020 Sweden, Västra Götaland County, Sweden


Health Care
$1M02 Mar 2020 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Eliem Therapeutics Announces $60 Million Series B Financing

– Eliem Therapeutics, Inc. announced the closing of a $60m Series B financing.
– The round was led by ICG and included participation from Access Biotechnology, Samlyn Capital, Acorn Bioventures and LifeArc.
– Eliem plans to use the proceeds to advance its two lead clinical-stage product candidates, ETX-810 and ETX-155, through topline data across four different indications in patients with chronic pain, depressive disorders, and epilepsy, as well as to advance its two preclinical-stage programs to selection of clinical development candidates.


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